Back in August, we covered the first-known Chevrolet Corvette C8 crash on public roads. The car in question was a pre-production model that was involved in an accident with a Ford Ranger near Yosemite, California. Both vehicles appeared to have damage to their front ends after an apparent collision on a tight, twisting two-lane. That Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray in question was covered in blue paint.
That last bit of info may seem inconsequential, at least at first. However, this isn’t the first time a blue Corvette has had an infamous, highly publicized collision at the hands of The General.
For example, back in 2018 at the Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, General Motors President Mark Reuss was behind the wheel of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car when the car ran into the wall. The car apparently hit a bump on the track, sending it pirouetting into the barrier and completely mangling the front end. Luckily, no one was hurt… but the car in question was also blue.
“We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident. During evaluation, due to driver error the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident.”
Luckily, no one was hurt and no citations were issued. But the color of that C7 prototype? That’s right: blue.
If we were the superstitious types, we may say that blue Vettes had some kind of curse. Luckily, we’re not, so we’ll chalk it up to circumstance and coincidence. Still, this is quite a lot of circumstances, and if nothing else makes for some interesting cocktail facts.
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