Here it is, the first-ever C8 Corvette crash. This Elkhart Lake Blue example was heavily damaged in a smash in California’s Yosemite National Park, with the aftermath caught on the video you see above. It wasn’t a gentle knock, either - three cars look to have been involved, with a Ford Ranger and a Chevrolet Equinox caught up in the mess.
The Equinox looks particularly worse for wear in this aftermath video - it’s missing a rear wheel. The Corvette itself is almost certainly a write-off too, with extensive front-end damage from a front-overlap crash and multiple airbags deployed. Thankfully, it looks as though everyone is up and walking following the incident, and we haven’t seen any reports of serious injuries.
With customer deliveries some way off, the deceased ‘Vette was likely a pre-production prototype, which may have been destined for the crusher anyway. It was reportedly driving in a convoy of C8s and other General Motors vehicles.
If you look carefully in the footage, you can see what appears to be a camera mounted on the roof. Although even if it was rolling at the time of the crash, we’d be surprised if the footage ever makes it online.