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C8 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Race Goes Wrong

A desire for speed leads to instant regret when C8 Chevy Corvette driver loses control on the drag strip


  • Within seconds after launching, the C8 hits the wall.

  • The C8 is capable of an 11.3-second ¼ mile run out of the box.


This incident is the perfect example of doing everything right but where everything ends up going wrong. The owner of this sparkling new latest-generation Chevrolet Corvette did the right thing: He or she took it to a drag strip to “safely” find out how fast their new baby is, or was…

The race, against a late-model Audi SQ5, starts off as all drag races do, with the lights going green. It becomes quickly evident that the Corvette is struggling for grip. The driver decides to hold out, keeps pressure on the throttle, the tires disagree, and the front end meets the concrete retainer wall.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible | Photo: Chevrolet

The video, shared by gmauthority.com, shows the Vette bounce off the wall and head towards the wall on the other side of the Lebanon Valley Dragway track in New York. From the images on the site, the  Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic Corvette looks about right to become a parts donor car. According to the comments below the YouTube video, the driver was able to walk away with a very bruised ego…

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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