Fortunately, it doesn’t seem anyone was hurt.
It’s not even on sale yet, and we already have our first casualty for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This wasn’t a customer car, but rather a development car that crashed in California over the weekend. Engineers were giving this preproduction unit a shakedown, when it was involved in an incident with an SUV around a blind curve.
More information on the crash comes from Instagram, where @wrecked_musclecars writes: “My wife spotted this brand new #2020Corvette #Stingray on her way to Yosemite here in CA.” Naturally, this being a crash against an oncoming car, this 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray took a wallop to the front left corner. The impact was severe enough to deploy the airbags, and much of the front driver’s side quarter panel seems to be damaged from the collision. In the Instagram photo above, you can see the Equinox SUV the Corvette hit resting against a guardrail. Apart from the Equinox, it also appears the Corvette took out a Ford Ranger, as part of the truck is hanging on the ground.
A moment of silence, then, for what looks like the first documented crash of the new Corvette. As this is a mid-engined car, the damage may not be quite as costly as it appears on first glance. Then again, this car may well be totaled out, but the most important thing here is all those involved got away without injuries.