Driver bins his Corvette C4 after owning it for a week
He also landed himself a trip to jail.
2021 wasn't off to a great start for the owner of a certain C4 Corvette who just purchased the car before the end of 2020. According to WRAL.com, the new owner of the Vette was driving it along a road in North Carolina before he came across fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro eager for a street race. The two drivers didn't know each other, but they decided it would be a good idea to test their cars against one another.
Unfortunately for the two motorists, a State Trooper was just passing by as the street race was underway, turning around immediately to pursue the speeders. Pursuit speeds reached 130mph (209km/h), but was rather short-lived after the Camaro broke down forcing the driver to surrender.
The Corvette didn't make it much further either, as the driver hit a ditch after running through an intersection at high speed, ending up planting the car into a guardrail rear-first.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, but both cars have been impounded and the drivers have landed themselves a trip to jail to await their charges. The cars are likely going to be auctioned off for charity - and considering the drag race was on New Years Eve, we can say without a doubt that this isn't how either driver planned to spend the holiday.
- Turbo Tabloid