Car video reviews:

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Crashes in Texas, Still Has the Temporary Plates On

With Chevy kicking off the assembly of the 2023 Corvette Stingray less than a month ago, this is likely the first copy to have been involved in a serious accident.
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 6 photos
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
According to members of the Corvette Forum, the crash happened a few days ago, in the Mr. Bonnell area of Austin, Texas, on what appears to be a twisty road. Know where this is going? Probably yes, as while we actually have no idea what led to the accident, it may have involved speeding and losing control of the wheel.

The images shared on the quoted forum reveal extensive damages to the mid-engine sports car, which came to a full stop in a ditch on the side of the road. It was likely the left front wheel that absorbed most of the impact, as it was basically detached. The front bumper sustained significant damages too, and other parts might have been bruised up as well, though it is impossible to tell due to the angle of the photos.

As brutal as it may have been, the crash hasn’t had the best of this 2023 Corvette Stingray, which still had its temporary license plates on. Thus, everything is repairable and replaceable, and there are no structural damages that we can see, which would have deemed it a write-off. Nonetheless, bringing it back to its initial shine will cost a pretty penny, and we still don’t know who was behind the wheel when the unpredictable happened. Still, we do hope that they walked away with no serious injuries.

With an MSRP of $64,200, the 2023 Corvette Stingray retains the same oily bits as its predecessor, namely a 6.2-liter V8 engine mounted behind the seats. The LT2 power unit develops a maximum of 495 hp and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque if ordered with the optional performance exhaust system. From 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph), the car needs 2.9 seconds, and it has a 194 mph (312 kph) top speed.

Editor's note: H/T to Corvette Blogger.


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories