Of course, it was bound to happen. A Florida man recently took delivery of a 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Z51, and broke it within 24 hours. According to social media posts, an alleged drunk driver was involved in the crash, and is being blamed for the accident. In the Facebook video below, the owner says “thank God for insurance, because that bitch is shot.”
With a smashed front end, airbag deployment, and smashed lights. This C8 is indeed “shot.” The old Hyundai it T-boned fared worse. Everybody appears to be okay.
There’s bound to be other C8 Corvette crashes in the future. Even engineers found ways to wreck them during development and validation testing, but hopefully things are kept to a minimum. It’s not as if there’s plenty to go around, after all.
It will likely be a while before the owner is able to replace C8 Corvette Stingray Z51 with another one. The coronavirus pandemic has halted production of the mid-engined sports car, and has put customers waiting on their order in a state of flux. Moreover, Chevrolet has halted any further 2020 Corvette orders. What’s happening instead is that customers will get bumped to the 2021 model year. But America has to beat COVID-19 first.