First 2014 Corvette Stingray crashed in the mountains of Arizona

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 15, 2013

An image of a bright blue 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that had crashed in the mountains of Arizona was seen online on the forum Digital Corvettes. The wreck was spotted by a friend of poster gpetry. It appears that the Corvette had oversteered and had passed through some switchbacks right into that ditch.

According to the person who took the picture, the car had “hit the guardrail on left and bounced back to rocks.” He also said that the car was in worse shape than how it appears in the image. Chevrolet confirmed that the Corvette Stingray and several others were being subjected to final tests in The Grand Canyon State.

The automaker also said that this was a single-car collision and there were no injuries. The Arizona mountains are an ideal place to test the C7′s 6.2-liter V-8 engine and seven-speed manual transmission that could deliver an output of 450-hp and 450-lb-ft. The C7’s sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/40R-18 front, 245/35R-19 rear tires were also tested.

There’s a silver lining though. First, the crash proves that the 2014 Corvette holds up well. Secondly, customers who crash their 2014 Corvette Stingray won’t be humiliated about having the first crashed C7. And third, early pre-production vehicles such as these are frequently cut up and junked for liability reasons anyway. But then again, Chevrolet has said that this particular car wasn’t too damaged.

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