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Customers Rare Corvette Totaled by Shop Employee

There’s Nothing More Upsetting Than The Sight Of A Totaled Corvette.

Updated October 1, 2018

What could possibly be worse than finally taking delivery of your limited edition Corvette C7.R, only to crash it shortly after taking ownership? How about someone else crashing it before you’ve even managed to get your hands on it? Well that’s exactly what happened in Texas recently, as this limited edition Corvette was completely totaled by a shop employee before its owner ever even got to see it.

Totaled Corvette

The buyer of this road-legal Corvette race car had specified window tints, so the dealer sent the brand new car to a local shop to get the work done. It seems as though an employee at the shop couldn’t resist the allure of the 6.2-liter LT4 V-8’s 650 horsepower, Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, so he decided to take it out for a quick spin. The results of the terrible lapse in judgement are clearly displayed here for all to see. 

If you didn’t know otherwise you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was one of those cars that fell victim to the sinkhole incident at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky back in 2014. In fact, this particular car could easily have been a collector’s piece as it was one of only 650 units of this special edition, 500 of which are destined for U.S. customers.

What perhaps makes things even worse here is that these cars have a feature called Valet Mode to prevent exactly this sort of thing happening. Unfortunately, such features have to engaged first, and that’s an oversight the supplying dealer of this Corvette is unlikely to be guilty of in the future.

 

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