Updated: 2016 Corvette ZO6 C7.R Gets Wrecked in Texas, Looks like Shredder Pain

2016 Corvette ZO6 C7.R Totaled 3 photos
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2016 Corvette ZO6 C7.R Gets Wrecked in Texas2016 Corvette ZO6 C7.R Gets Wrecked in Texas
Sometimes when a supercar crashes, there are hopes for the machine to get the required servicing attention and return to the road. This, however, isn't one of those cases.
Alas, all hope is lost for this 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R, with the vehicle having been involved in a brutal crash in Texas.

The details of the accident are scarce, but we can tell you the special 'Vette was totaled in Katy, TX. It appears the Chevy had left the dealer lot hours before the accident and was on its way to having its windows tinted.

Well, as you'll be able to see in the footage below, not only did the Z06 fail to get protected against the Texas sun but the accident the supercar was involved in makes it look like it fell inside the shredder.

Any Corvette crash is painful, but when you think the world now has one Z06 C7.R, things are even more cringe-worthy. As those of you following the 'Vette world know, General Motors is only gifting the world with 650 units of this special edition, 500 of which are destined for US driveways.

That means one less American driver will get to enjoy the charms of the C7.R endurance racer-inspired machine.

Since the LT4 under the hood of the "standard" Z06 already delivers a meaty 650 hp and 650 lb-ft, the tech changes offered by this special edition target the rest of the car. Goodies such as the Z07 Performance Package and carbon-ceramic brakes are included on the menu.

Even in this terrible state, you can still recognize the Z06 C7.R thanks to visual treats such as the signature yellow livery we've all seen on Corvette Racing Machines.

Our favorite bits include the exposed carbon aero package, as well as the yellow accent black wheels. And here we are, thinking about the spare parts that can be saved like cold-blooded disassemblers.

Update: If we are to believe a member of the digitalcorvettes forum, a dealership employee was the one who totaled the supercar, with the man having been hospitalized after the accident.

"The story is this guy waited 1 year to get this C7R Corvette, it never made it past the make ready department. Totaled in 5 minutes and driver in the hospital. The customer never even saw his car. This happened in Houston yesterday on the westside," the man said, while adding the picture you can find below (image on the right).

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