Attached, please find a bright yellow Corvette C7 Stingray, minus part of the front fascia. Not to mention the driver’s dignity.
This lamentable wreck was brought to our attention by the folks at Corvette Blogger. Reportedly, the car was being run at the track during an HPDE (High Performance Driving Event) when the driver took a corner too aggressively, unintentionally inducing oversteer. He then over-corrected, first in one direction, then the other, until the car was caught in a pendulous zig-zag, slid off the tarmac, and struck a barrier which tipped the car onto its side.
It is alleged (and entirely probable) that the driver had turned off all stability and traction aids.
The picture originally surfaced on Corvette Forum, where the majority of comments offered condolences, not condemnations. People are usually quick to judge one another in a heartbeat, but not when there are innocent Corvettes involved. We’ll add our own condolences to the pool, offering that it’s entirely understandable to want to run your car without any help from computer aids. It puts hair on your chest, allows you to experience the car raw and unfiltered, and over time, builds true performance driving talent.
But we will not – and cannot – recommend it.