GM says it was an old test mule being used by suppliers.
They were testing heat conditions.
They achieved their goal, we think.
A little under a week ago, images of a burning C8 Chevrolet Corvette test mule flared up all over social media. The best guess, up until very recently, was that an E-Ray hybrid Corvette was the car that was engulfed in flames.
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Chevrolet has spoken up about the incident and clarified that they were not in possession of the car when the Corvette mule caught fire. More specifically, it was not a hybrid Corvette undergoing some testing.
What exactly happened is not clear however the incident happened while it was being driven by a supplier performing heat tests. By the looks of it, they’re not messing about when it comes to evaluating their product…
Chevrolet told Road & Track in an earlier statement given on Monday that the car was a “specialized testing mule with a setup that’s not indicative of what an actual customer would receive, so it is different than what many people are speculating the car might be.”