C8 Corvette Left For Dead In Montana90
The mid-engine C8 Corvette is at home on the racetrack, offering impressive performance for relatively little outlay. However, one place the C8 Corvette is a bit less comfortable is on 10 inches of ice and snow, as demonstrated by this abandoned C8 Stingray in Montana.
Recently posted to subreddit r/Autos, this photo shows a brand-new C8 Corvette with the dealer plates still attached that was apparently abandoned on the side of the road following a massive snow storm. Although the mid-engine layout may have helped with traction, at least compared to a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive setup, there likely was insufficient ground clearance to traverse the snow and ice. Judging by the photo, it appears as though the Vette’s suspension was raised using the onboard lift system, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it was enough to successfully clear all that white stuff.
Per comments in the post, this C8 Corvette was likely abandoned in Montana, as indicated by the dealer plates, not to mention the white-covered landscape. Indeed, Montana in the winter probably isn’t the ideal environment for the new C8 Corvette, but maybe the owner just wanted to get it home to their garage to store it until springtime.
Of course, seeing a photo like this reminds us that GM is now considering development of a new all-electric Corvette crossover model to challenge rivals from Porsche, among others. The new all-electric Corvette crossover will likely be part of a new Corvette EV sub-brand, which will also include a new all-electric Corvette sedan model. And although it’s uncertain if a hypothetical Corvette crossover model would fare any better in conditions like this, it would certainly have a better shot at making it home than the C8 Corvette Stingray.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette Stingray features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine for motivation, with the GM Y2 platform providing the bones. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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Did somebody forget to tell the dimwit not to go in snow deeper than the front bumper. I bet it was a salesman showing off.
I drove a Porsche Boxster in New England winters for 20 years. I put snow tires on and the car would go anywhere the snow was less than 6 inches deep. More than that and the car stayed in the garage.
I get a kick out of people who read an article and then want to talk about themselves.
By stating that aren’t you talking about yourself? 😛
Grow up Mitch.
Are we going to see this story in the next episode of Yellowstone??… Just asking
It is widely Known that yellow corvettes have never been any good in the snow… that’s why I don’t own a corvette
But green Corvettes do just fine?
Unless you live in an area that it never snows, in areas that use salt, sport cars only should be put away for the year when the first salt hits the roadway and not brought out until the first good rain in spring.
We can only speculate why that car was out in that weather but I’m glad it wasn’t me haha!
HERE in Buffalo we say we need 3 good spring rains before we bring out the summer cars.
Do you need 3 good months to fix potholes first? Just asking as one formerly from Ashtabula!
BS! I drove a 04 GTO in Detroit for 5 years with not a problem. I once left Detroit towards Texas and before I got to Dearborn there were 13 wrecks, By Ann Arbor, 39. I had 4-wheel drive vehicles doing doughnuts in front of me on the loop in Indy. My 17.5-hour trip took a whopping 29 hours, but I made it safely. I did however wake up to a neighbor backing into the car, but it had no problems in Detroit winters. If our politicians would start enforcing rules and make people learn to drive instead of passing more frivolous unenforceable laws, we would be a lot better off, and people would drive responsibly!
Having three winters in a Fiero I can tell you the car will ride up like a toboggan.
FWD cars can do the same too. I used to watch them ride up on snow and lose traction all the time.
I’ve had 4 FWD cars and never had a problem in snow. I live in Quebec and we get lots of snow. Of course you need to know how to drive.
I’ve had 4 FWD cars. Never had a problem in snow. Here in Quebec we get lots. Of course you have to know how to drive.
When I was a kid I had the 1980 Citation 6 Cylinder and that car climbed Colorado’s mountain passes along with trucks easily and one time we had I think 24″ in a few hours and going home was a breeze. Thing plowed through the snow and wheels kept pulling past so many stuck vehicles on the freeway. The key is NEVER Stop just keep pushing it!!!
Haha…WTF! oh well, do dumb things…earn dumb prizes!
I bought a pickup from Denny Menholt a few years ago. Their a great dealer!
Glad to hear that!
Over the years I have driven Corvettes year around because they were my only car but they have to be prepared with good winter tires and a driver that knows how to drive.
You don’t live where it really snows or you drive very little.
Funny it looks like the same vet that was East at chappell Nebraska. During nap lizard
What is a nap lizard? Sounds like something you pick up at a rest stop/ truck stop? Lofl
This happened in western Nebraska, not Montana. My brother-in-law works for Nebraska Department of Roads and confirmed it with me this morning.
Denny Menholt Chevy is in Montana?
The Denny Menholt Chevrolet in Billilngs is. At least they think so.
Several people buy luxury sports cars from Montana and drive them back home because Montana doesn’t have state sales tax. So when you’re spending hundreds of thousands on a new car, it’s nice to avoid that extra tax.
That used to be true in California: people would buy in Oregon or Nevada to avoid the tax. It no longer happens because the DMV now charges sales tax at initial registration.
Denny Meinholt has dealerships in Montana and South Dakota, so that Corvette could have been driven from either state into Nebraska.
The driver has more dollars than sense.
Looks like this is a classic example of “More Money Than Brains”
Right. “If you’re so rich, why ain’t you smart?”
A CORVETTE IN THE SNOW?!?! WHAT THE….??? MORE SINCE LESS DOLLARS HES OBVIOUSLY A CAR DRIVER SO ITS SNOW. IM DUMB.
He might still be in it.
For sure if it was the ERAY, Mary and the group are going to KILL GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If he would have made it he would have gone 8 ft to the right and gone around the only drift. There isn’t even snow on the road behind him.
I live I’m MI and can’t even get my 2500 HD out of my driveway this morning. 😢
I always say if you can’ afford a snow car you shouldn’t have a Vet ..
Are we going to see this story in the next episode of YELLOWSTONE?
Another 2022 Darwin Award. A great example of a person with more money than common sense.
Only if the driver is still in it, frozen. It’s hard to win the Darwin Award and survive. Of course there was the story of the guy at the golf course and the ball washer…
Eventually, GM will most certainly make a jacked-up SUV-like version for truckies who like to drive in situations like this
Can’t wait until the E-Vette comes out.
That’s right, I can’t wait. I’m going out now and
getting a gas one while they are still available!!
🥶why would you do this to a Corvette it should be in a warm garage this time of year not in snow
I had a 70 Vet back in 71 an got caught in a snow storm late at night in New Mexico. I plowed a foot of snow by the time I found a place to stay. The guy at the desk had a hose and an outside hose bib with hot water. The owner always washed his car in winter to get the salt off. He helped me clean the snow and ice from the front then I ran the motor to dry thing off. Never had a issue plowing snow i was headed to Ohio and Michigan. The 70 was much higher!
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