Reports have come in about the first crash involving the brand new Corvette C8. According to member "Corvette_Nut" of the Corvette specific forum corvetteforum.com; the C8 was part of a caravan of 'Vettes headed to Yosemite when it went wide around a blind corner clipping the rear wheel of a Chevy Traverse. The C8 also collided with a Ford Ranger, but the Traverse took most of the impact.
The result is the very predictable demise of a brand new flagship vehicle. I'm sure the Traverse and Ranger were badly damaged as well as the reports indicate and the photo verifies. But does anyone really care about either of those vehicles? Especially as there were no injuries to any people, just three damaged cars, one of which is new. Not to mention, the replacement value of both don't add up to the cost of the damage to the C8.
There will be plenty of people who will glean great joy at this news. People who live in their parents' basement and who drive "it gets me from A to B" vehicles. The miserable type of people who only find jealousy in their hearts when observing someone else succeeding. These are the type of people who celebrate the destruction of a person's prized possession because they assume the ruined vehicle belongs to the president of a cartel.
These people will have to wait to celebrate, however. As it turns out, this particular C8 was a test car — piloted by a GM test-driver — that was destined for the scrap heap anyway. While it's still a shame that the Corvette was wrecked, at least it died with the wind in its ducts and free soil under its Michelins. Not in a cold car crusher, all alone dreaming of its unfulfilled potential.