This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

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    This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash
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    Aug 10, 2019



    Less than a month after the new 2020 C8 Corvette dropped, the inevitable first public crash involving one looks to have happened somewhere in California.

    According to the Wrecked Musclecars account, the Corvette clipped an oncoming SUV at a corner. There’s some real damage to the front quarter of the car involved, but it looks like things are mostly intact.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    I didn't think they were being delivered to customers yet.

    Either way, that sucks.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I didn't think they were being delivered to customers yet.

    Either way, that sucks.
    maybe a VIP customer got one / or is testing one?

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    It won't be the last. These are gonna get away from people.
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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    It was still a development car. There is a video that shows the GM fleet as well.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    It was still a development car. There is a video that shows the GM fleet as well.
    I wonder how the testers annual performance review goes... "so about that hand built Corvette you smashed...."

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder how the testers annual performance review goes... "so about that hand built Corvette you smashed...."
    Might get demoted to crash test dummy
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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder how the testers annual performance review goes... "so about that hand built Corvette you smashed...."
    They aren't "hand" built. They go down the line at Bowling Green. It's why there are actually so many testers. If they needed a new car they literally just ordered one. There was a video that had the production manager that talked about it.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Reminds me of when a journalist crashed a new ATS tester.

    https://jalopnik.com/journalist-flip...rom-ra-5921693
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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder how the testers annual performance review goes... "so about that hand built Corvette you smashed...."
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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

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    Worked for Mr. Reuss, he got a promotion!.....................
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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    Well, it gives us something to go over and he gets to be know in the hall of fame, or would that be infamy, as the first.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    I blame the Lincoln Aviator

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    There were around 110 testers running around probably 12 hours a day for quite some time. I'm not surprised one had an accident.

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    Re: This Looks Like The First Public C8 Corvette Crash

    What, about 15 grand in damage?
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