We’re not too sure of the details yet and we put a call in to our friends at Chevy, but what you’re looking at here may be the first public accident involving a 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe. The blue Stingray was working out in Arizona with a group of other C7s but we believe this to be a one-car accident.
We found this picture posted by Digital Corvette’s member “gpetry” today who says a friend in Arizona had emailed the photo to him last week. So were not exactly sure of the time frame for the accident but gpetry recounts his friends description:
“Driving through some mountains in Arizona about 30 minutes ago. In some tight switchbacks when we passed this ’14 Vette. Cop had just arrived. Car is in worse shape than looks. Hit guardrail on left and bounced back to rocks.”
Somebody had a bad day…
Click here to see a larger picture of the wrecked 2014 Corvette Stingray.
We don’t know who the driver was at the time of the accident, but we did see GM test driver Jim Mero get out of a Blue Stingray in a video we posted a couple weeks ago that showedthree C7 Corvette Stingrays working out in Arizona.
Update – Chevrolet’s response:
Monte Doran, Chevrolet’s communications manager for Corvette/Camaro sent us the following statement in response to our inquiries about the C7 accident:
We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident. During evaluation, due to driver error the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued.
We can also confirm that test driver Jim Mero (Nurburgring ZR1 driver) was not driving the Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray at the time of the accident.