First 2014 Corvette Stingray crashed in the mountains of Arizona

Article by Christian A., 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.

Chevrolet is creating a new definition of contemporary performance with the introduction of the new Corvette C7 Stingray. And only a Corvette with the flawless balance of innovation, style, and handling can be worthy the emblematic Stingray designation.

2014 Corvette Stingray is the strongest standard model to date, with an estimated 450 hp (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. (610 Nm) of torque. It is also the most able standard model to date, as it can accelerate to 60 mph in under four seconds and can reach over 1g in cornering grip. It is anticipated to be the most fuel-economic Chevrolet Corvette, surpassing the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the prior model.

Like the '63 Sting Ray, the superior Corvettes exude performance greatness, providing innovative technologies, awesome design, and breath-taking drive experiences. The new Corvette surpasses all, due to contemporary advances in technology, style, and engineering.

The new Corvette C7 Stingray has only two parts that are the same as the prior generation Corvette. It integrates a new frame and chassis, a new powertrain and support technologies, as well as fully redesigned exteriors and interiors.

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