Chevy Corvette Driver Nails It, Loses It, Destroys It: Video80
Sitting in the hot seat of the Chevy Corvette, one may be tempted to nail the throttle at every possible opportunity. However, unleashing all that V8 power and torque isn’t always a good idea, as the driver of this particular Corvette quickly learned in the following brief video.
Recently making the rounds on social media, the video shows an orange Chevy Corvette merging onto the freeway. The video is shot from the dash cam of a following motorist, giving us a prime-time view of what not to do when wheeling a high-powered sports car.
In the video, we see a busy multi-lane highway filled with traffic. Passenger cars and semi-trucks roll past as cars in the right-most lane start to merge. We see the orange Chevy Corvette tailgating a white crossover, obviously eager to speed up.
The Chevy Corvette driver decides to signal, moving aggressively into an adjacent lane over some solid white lines. It looks as though the driver decides to nail the throttle as they move over, however, the rear tires lose traction and the rear end of the Corvette starts to pitch to the left. The driver tries to counter steer, but it’s too little too late, and the sports car careens to the right, directly into the concrete barrier, clipping the white crossover in the process.
Unfortunately, the drama is far from over. As the Chevy Corvette rebounds off the concrete barrier, it swings back into oncoming traffic, colliding with the rear wheels of a nearby semi truck. The front end is crumpled into a tangled mess of metal as the heavy truck blasts across the front end of the Corvette, sending the sports car back towards the barriers.
The Corvette driver finally manages to get the car onto the right side of the road, but the damage is already done. Check out the full video right here:
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It felt like I was watching a Mustang video.
Too much car, not enough driver.
Suspend the fool’s license for a few years and hammer him with fines. Luckily nobody was seriously hurt or killed.
Lmao that what being stupid does. Serves him right.
Yea part of the more money than brains club that’s for sure
It doesn’t take much money to drive a 10-19 year old car.
Good comment son, but you know my point
Must be nice to be in a tax bracket that believes that.
Bought a 2013 base Corvette in Oct 2012. Took it to Next Level Performance in Orlando. Geoff Scarupa installed headers,Vortech supercharger plus other performance items. It went from 400rwhp to 580rwhp. Geoff told me when I picked it up “Take it easy, be careful for a couple weeks until you have a feel for it, it’s not the car you brought me”. So true. I never had a problem because I respected what I had and what it could do. It was wicked.
I had a C4 that I got Doug Rippie to customize. It went from 300 hp to 500 hp via bore, stroke, AFR heads and a Vortech supercharger. Traction control (which I never disabled) would kick in in 1st, 2nd and 3rd just by pressing the pedal. I also had a roll cage installed ‘just in case’. The feeling was comparable to my ZX11 Ninja. I never lost control of that car.
This Idiot doesn’t know his car. 600 plus he shouldn’t be unleashed in traffic.
People don’t realize it takes a lot of thinking and understanding to fast car. There’s so much things to take into account, more importantly, pay attention to your tires, defects, air, and temperature.
Too much car for an unskilled driver.
Some guys never seem to master driving a car with lots of torque. He should have merged on the freeway been patient and then break away. He should be driving a minivan.
That’s what happens when you turn off traction control.
Traction control is only useful at lower speeds.
Daddy had a nice car. Hopefully Daddy carried a lot of insurance.
Y do pl make comments about it being daddies car? a 20 something year old can buy a hi end car~ We do work g o to college and make good money ~ not all have dads money & a 20 year old car ain’t $hit 😂by the way what makes u think it’s not an old man driving the car or a Women? 🙄
How do you know who owned this car? Go away if you cant comment properly.
Was out on test drive. Naw don’t want this one!!
Too much money not enough brains dude !!!
I don’t see how the driver lost control driving basically in a straight line. Extremely poor driving skills. It just affirms everyone can’t drive, especially a Corvette. Oh well
Another idiot with more money than sense and zero brains!
His next Vett should be a Chevett.
I guy in front of me in a Corvette did the same thing a while back. He lost it but didn’t hit anything. Just lucky.
Totaled the repairs cost more than the car.
No question, it’s junk.
Way too much credit given for “the driver finally manages to get the car onto the right side of the road,” He didn’t manage $hit. The 18-wheeler put it there.
Merging across the white lines was likely his downfall. A lot of debris accumulates in there (in addition to the slick paint of the lines themselves)and probably played a part in his loss of traction.
Stupid should hurt!
Those big white lines are there for a reason they’re not there to drive over!, the tires grabbed them and he lost control!