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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Play stupid games win stupid prizes
Once again just validates my long held observations. That being, there is no correlation between intelligence and the ability to a mass wealth.
They put butter on those double white lines every night for jerks like this. Karma Baby!
I would guess he had summer tires, was on a wet surface and it was cold out. I have a C6 and it is squirrely under those conditions.
Bad endings can happen very quickly.
As a Corvette owner, it always pains me to see something like this. Not because a decent car is now junk, or the driver (and passenger?) may be hurt, but because it hides the FACT that most Vette drivers are like me: rarely more than 5 mph over the limit, signal every turn and lane change, courteous, following at a respectful distance, etc. I do this because every Corvette driver is already a marked man, or woman, because of his choice of vehicle, so why take a chance? Tickets are expensive, and lives are precious. Drivers like this simply make the rest of us look bad. And other drivers automatically lump me in with this guy, by association. The same reason why I hate seeing (some) sport bike riders flouting every rule in the book. I ride like I drive, albeit even more carefully for obvious reasons. Give the guy credit for signaling, yes, but the rest of his performance was embarrassing. I do hope he emerged unscathed.
Just goes to show, maybe they have a fast car, does NOT mean they are fast, rofl.
“Here, hold my beer” the driver was heard to say just prior to the crash.
Everyone thinks it’s too much car for the driver. The issue is, this driver probably would have done the same thing in any motorized vehicle and had the accident or worse killed himself and possibly others!
He definitely didn’t pay attention to the road surface but I still question what happened to traction control.
This is b.s. ! I wanted to see the crash with the corvette. Instead of letting me just click on it and watch, yiu give me this crsp for byutv and I did NOT ask ti see that.
You were impatient. There are at least two links to videos in the article. The last one leads to the Corvette wreck.
I have to admit: I was confused too when I first followed the link.
I’m not surprised by this person driving without patience as he doesn’t know what he doing !?? As he should of slow down before merge into another lane and not have a second thought !???? What his problem “in a hurray think a she big shot loose his cool ran into the barriers and then back in the lane towards the big truck out of control to damages his Corvette car 🚗 sure look great honey !!! I don’t want to drive with you of no common sense of your driving skills ! Go back to driving classes ☺️
Some of these cars today can flat out get down the road . And just because you got the money to buy it doesn’t necessarily mean u know how to drive it !
Just plain stupid.
Such a fool to put others at risk like that
True. But only the skin is fiberglass…
Well, he can probably see his car insurance double in price now.
A Corvette has to much power and broke traction. You lose control, AWD is needed to control the power. My Porsche is controllable because of AWD.
It’s a basic Corvette. Not too hard to control for even an average driver.
He doesn’t need to lose his license for years. He needs more experience with the car. He isn’t driving a Kia no mo. Lol. If you applied the same amount of force to the gas pedal in a Corvette as you did with a Kia you’d get a totally different result. Glad everyone is safe. Close call with that totally accidental riquiche under that semi. Scary as hell. Sidenote: If you wanna get in wrecks, remember there’s definitely a lot of driving sports and activities with vehicles that let you do that. Really, remember it, because as a woman born in 1981, I’m 42, I didn’t think about how I could ram things and crush them with a monster truck when I grew up so I want to make sure and say it someplace before it’s too late. Lots of driving fun in the world, and also remember not to get into trouble too badly because if you go to prison your driving love will be taken and sometimes that’s the most important thing to someone so it might safeguard them more than anything or anyone else that threatens loss.