Thanks to its low, wide stance, the C5 Chevy Corvette very much looks the part of a high-performance sports car. Unfortunately, the C5 Corvette’s wedge-like front end also makes it somewhat vulnerable to high-riding crossovers and SUVs, as demonstrated in the following video.
Recently making the rounds on YouTube courtesy of user itow, the video is a little over six minutes long, and includes footage of the incident as it happened, as well as the aftermath. According to the Chevy Corvette owner, the C5 was parked on the side of the road waiting for traffic to move ahead so he could pull out into the street. Apparently, the way ahead was also blocked by a white Honda Pilot crossover.
“Out of nowhere he just stepped on the gas so fast and started backing up so quick and just went over my car,” the owner says in the video.
The footage shows the white Honda Pilot quickly roll into frame and immediately hop up onto the hood of the C5 Corvette, quickly destroying the front end. The Honda driver cranks the wheel, and the crossover starts to pivot across the Corvette’s windshield before settling on top of the hood, lifting the crossover’s wheels off the ground.
According to the owner, the Honda’s rear wheel started to go through the windshield, so in response, he dove into the passenger side of his Corvette. After climbing out, the Corvette owner goes to talk to the Honda driver, who apparently thought he had driven up onto the curb.
“I said, ‘Sir, you’re not going anywhere, you’re over my car, you just destroyed me car,’” the Corvette driver says. “Everything happened so fast, he was so confused, he really thought he was over the curb.”
After checking in on the other driver, the Corvette owner surveys the damage done to his C5. All told, it’s lucky no one got hurt. Check out the full video right here:
It’s worth noting that the Vette’s A-pillars held up very well, almost single-handedly supporting the weight of the Pilot – which weighs in the vicinity of 4,400 pounds. In fact, the Corvette must have Herculian A-pillars for the sake of rollover crashes. In the Corvette C8, for instance, the A-pillars have the ability to support 2.25 times the Corvette’s own weight, as GM Authority was first to report.