Accelerate Yellow C8 Corvette Bites The Dust After Heavy Crash32
It seems the C8 Corvette is proving to be a bit too much car for some owners to handle, as we’ve just received word about yet another crash involving the new mid-engine sports car.
We don’t have very many details on this crash, other than it involved a C8 Corvette Stingray finished in Accelerate Yellow and that it occurred in Arizona.
Judging by the damage in the photos, this crash happened at a fairly high rate of speed. It appears as though the vehicle may have went off the road nose first, hit a ditch or object that sent it spinning and caused some secondary damage to the rear of the vehicle, as well. We wouldn’t be shocked to find out that this accident involved a rollover, either, as the removable roof panel is heavily damaged, the engine cover is missing/broken and the vehicle is covered in dust and dirt.
While some C8 Corvette crashes we’ve seen this year only caused minor damage that wouldn’t be too hard to repair, there’s no saving this poor Accelerate Yellow example. The seemingly large front end impact would have set the interior airbags off and almost certainly compromised the structural integrity of the chassis, as well. The owner of the vehicle can’t be very pleased, but those 2020 Corvette owners who managed to keep their cars pointing in the right direction can rest easy knowing their weekend toy just became a little bit rarer.
We joke, but we hate to see any C8 Corvette wrecked like this and hope the driver of the vehicle was able to walk away from the wreck unhurt. That said, if they did emerge from the crashed unscathed, their ego and pocketbook probably still took a pretty serious beating. Drive safe out there, Corvette fans!
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Don’t blame the car blame the idiot behind the wheel.
The weakest part of a vehicle is the nut behind the wheel. Definitely, rear engine handling characteristics are different. SF may not raise the rates but they will get a read from the OBD Port and if it shows excessive speeds and dangerous maneuvering breaking local laws, you may not get coverage and definitely will not be able to renew. Read the fine print. Unfortunately, this type of vehicle and damage increases collision rates throughout the insurance industry for everyone.
My thoughts exactly, I’m not saying that owners cannot have fun with what they invested in but for those who are not well educated on how to handle this car at high speeds, especially around curves then they get whats coming to them. Having ongoing sympathy for ignorance when it comes to these adverse consequences, I’m done with it!!
With that being said, I smell a law suit coming. Too many of these 2020 Corvettes are being wrecked. Someone will Scream Foul sooner or later
STUFFED THAT ONE HUH, MAYBE THEY THOUGHT THE FRONT END LIFT ALLOWED THEM TO GO OFF ROADING. I SINCERELY HOPE NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THAT MESS.
Yes but if they have ALL STATE INS. they won’t get their rates raised even if it’s their own fault. Just a Joke I hope they walked away from this.
Could there be some geometry problem with the mid engine rear wheel drive? most people will not be used to driving a vehicle with the center of gravity located that far back in the frame and this would make the traction seem excellent until
the tires a compromised via over heating or surface contamination. ( wetness or particular ). when you loose traction all bets are off.
Far more likely to be speed exceeding the driver’s ability than any fault in the car. Unless you consider the lack of a speed governor to be a fault. With the standard alignment the car understeers just like a front engine car.
Unfortunately, some of these “world class” cars are being purchased by people who are definitely NOT world class drivers.
Maybe the teenager snuck out with dad’s car. It does look that the cabin stayed intact from this roll over.
Well there you have it ! Another case of DWS . ( Driving While Stupid )
The real trouble is people need to learn these are no longer nose heavy cars and in conditions where there is gravel or dust the car will under steer.
I have seen a number of crashes and most were in dry areas where gravel or dirt can be on the road. Stability control and anti lock brakes are limited in these condition.
Have many miles in Mid and Rear engine cars you have to learn the different or you will pay the price. These cars are very good handling but it is still different at the edge.
If anyone plans to winter their Corvette they will need to take the time to learn the car ion the snow as it will be different.
The same applies to drop throttle over steer. It took me on spin to learn to step back on the gas once it starts to over steer.
Dumbassery was definitely involved. High performance car, low performance brain.
Ok, so I will admit that I am one who hates this new Vette. From the start I just don’t like the looks and I hate the interior. That was all from the pics on here, but then I had the chance to look closer at them at the LA auto show last year. Yup, still hate it. So if I was feeling the need for a Vette, it would have to be the last model which is so much better looking both inside and out. But I’m not looking and nobody cares, right? So this brings me to the constant article after article on here about the car and the majority of these articles seem to be about them getting trashed. Now because I don’t like this car, I never read or comment on them. However, this has finally made me read the article and ask myself if there is a design flaw that is creating so many crashes? Or as many comments above have said, maybe it’s the idiot drivers? Or, did GMA just not feel like reporting on the previous generation crashes? I don’t know, but I do wish there was a separate site just for this car and for the enthusiasts who actually like them.
“and the majority of these articles seem to be about them getting trashed. ”
Seriously? Who is going to post or read an article that says “C8 owner drove to work today and didn’t crash? Or even “C8 owner had lots of fun on a back road and returned home safely.
There have only been about a million online articles about the C8, and you zoom in on the few involving crashes? I think you have an axe to grind.
@Bob: I think you have misunderstood my post. Read what I said in full to understand. Because I don’t have a need to try and make myself feel more masculine, I have zero desire to read the “million online articles” about this Vette and I was referring to the articles on GMA. That’s where I’m at and what I do read. Like I said, I have not read any of the other articles because the Vette is not a vehicle I desire or would ever consider, especially now that it looks like it does both inside and out. But that’s my opinion only and I don’t expect many to agree with me. Just like I drive what i like and want, others will do the same. But I do have an opinion and I’m only being honest about it.
The point I was trying to convey was that you see article after article (on GMA) about these things being wrecked and/or totaled out. We never saw that with the old model. Why? IMO, the old model was better looking inside/outside both and it was/is a quite powerful vehicle. Yet there wasn’t the need to constantly put articles about those being wrecked. Therefore, I finally read this article and then asked my questions: Design flaw? Idiots? Lack of similar coverage in GMA articles? That’s the point I feel you missed. Do I have an ax to grind? No. Absolutely not.
Hi Dan, I will never argue taste, it’s all in the eye of the beholder… I have a C8, HTC, and I love it, but I readily admit I doubt it will age well, like say most 911s.
As for driving dynamics, the true problem is that huge speed is very, very easy and can catch someone unprepared. The car is stable, quiet ( in touring mode) compliant and very well behaved at the limit. ( I’ve had mid, rear and front engined sports cars, this is the most capable). But if someone goes into a corner 40mph too fast for the tires or skill level, it will not end well.
I have set the speed warning indicator at 100MPH, and hit it too often.
All the above may be true about the driver but we also don’t know if a road hazard was the primary cause or even another vehicle. What is clear is it would appear the accident was very survivable for the occupants, the car, not so much. Doubt we’ll see that C8 on the road again.
I would bet GM would be a buyer for the remains, for post crash repair analysis.
Wouldn’t be so sure. The roof is compromised right where the driver sits. It doesn’t take much to cause a severe head injury, particularly in sports cars where there’s not much clearance between the head and roof.
so its already wrecked corvette c8 on the way to co part heaven and our dealership still awaiting its first car ….smh
My guess is that lots of people who have never driven a high-performance car are now getting them for some reason. You can not go from a VW to a Vette without months of practice; they just handle differently and the throttle response is different too, along with the braking. I would imagine there are a lot of financed cars on 60-80 month plans, and by the time they are paid for, they will be considered old and slow. the forums are full of people who have just taken delivery and immediately want to know how they can make them go faster and quicker; They are plenty fast and quick with zero enhancements, believe me. These are very expensive toys to wreck because you are incapable of handling them properly. If you have to ask what you need to make it faster and do not know, then maybe you should not have purchased a powerful vehicle….just sayin’
At the rate these cars are being crashed and totaled, those who can keep the 20’s intact will have a collector for sure. Hope nobody was hurt…
Some people should not own these types of vehicles. They should have an endorsement on there Drivers License showing they are qualified to operate these vehicles. Just like some sport boats, you can’t buy one without taking a course through the manufacturer on how to operate it.
Jeeezzz, I tell ya’ in the last 8 months sense these new C8 Corvettes been on sale. i have seen pictures & or videos of at least 80 to almost 100 of them that have been crashed The people driving hterse new C8 Corvettes are driving them like they have their heads up their asses STOP driving like a bunch of A-Holes people. Slow the F down…
The crashes involving the C8 should be no surprise. The cars are different to drive than any previous Corvette. Porsche 911 owners have had to learn to deal with different driving dynamics of their cars to stay on the road. Corvette drivers can also. Most drivers should slow down or take a driver’s training school before pushing the cars too hard. As a group, we are not very competent drivers, despite our high self-esteem.
I doubt the driver walked away from that one.
A man should know his limitations..
Oh well, guess the C8 used/salvage parts supply train begins…it was to be expected.
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