Earlier this month we shared with you photos and video of Chevrolet’s 2015 Corvette Z06 testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. The Velocity Yellow Stingray looked extremely quick through the ‘Ring’s various dips and turns, but then it crashed. The driver of that car will be a little less embarrassed now, because it appears a second yellow Z06 has had its nose pushed in.
The car was spotted travelling down the interstate near Chicago on the back of a flatbed by TopSpeed. Just like the Z06 that crashed earlier this month, this is a Velocity Yellow model with the optional Z07 package, which adds various aerodynamic elements, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
The sharp-eyed reader who spotted this Z06 probably thought he was pulling up alongside a normal, non-damaged car until he arrived at the front clip, which was missing. The rest of the ‘Vette was damage-free, making us wonder if someone crashed this car and cracked the front bumper or if General Motors removed it on purpose.
The fact that the headlights are missing and the front fenders look a little beat up makes us lean more towards this car being crashed, probably by a Chevrolet engineer or employee. Members of the media have yet to get any seat time in the Z06 and few other people get the chance to preview cars before they reach customer hands.
If we really wanted to speculate, we’d say this is the exact car which crashed at the Nurburgring in Germany, which suffered damage only to its front end. We have no way of knowing for sure, but it seems like a possibility. After all, how many damaged yellow Z06s can there possibly be? Check out the photos over at TopSpeed and let us know what you think happened to this Z06 in the comments.