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    Default You wanna Cry??? Read this story....

    Opps.......

    http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...VzdANjb250cm9s

    First 2014 Corvette Stingray wreck captured in the wild



    By Justin Hyde | Motoramic Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:11 PM EST








    Well that didn't take long.
    It's been less than a month since Chevrolet revealed the 2014 Corvette Stingray, and already one has turned up wrecked. Since the new Corvette isn't on sale yet, chances are someone at General Motors will have a sizable expense report to fill out.
    Caught by a poster at Digital Corvettes, the photo was supposedly snapped recently in Arizona, with the original shooter's commentary: "Cop had just arrived. Car is in worse shape than looks. Hit guardrail on left and bounced back to rocks." Automakers often run hot-weather and handling tests in Arizona, and this copy wears the Michigan manufacturer license plates that a GM-owned prototype would carry on public roads.
    While at first glance the Vette looks OK, a closer look reveals serious damage; the front wheel looks too far askew, and there's long scrapes on the side of the body and the wheels. There may have been a side air bag deployed as well, but it's hard to tell under the tinted rear glass.
    It's rare but not unheard of for a factory pre-production test drive to end in a crash; at this stage of Corvette development, the engineers would be tweaking software settings or chasing down some final production issues before the launch later this year. We asked Chevy for comment, and until we hear back we're struck by what GM always warns media test drivers: "Keep it shiny side up."
    UPDATE: According to Chevy spokesman Monte Doran, this was a GM test drive gone wrong: "During evaluation, the driver caught the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued."

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    I saw this yesterday. It happens all the time. My neighbor totaled a brand new viper on a test drive. In a semi related story, GM spent 3 months getting a corvette ready for the halftime show for the super bowl. They had guys working 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week on it. Tons of overtime paid for the work. Then the day before the game there were some disagreements between GM and some other companies and the NFL. The car never made it into the show. I know a few guys that were working on it, I was watching the Game with a few of them. They were pretty POed when their car did not show up. Yea, they got paid, but took pride in the project and were excited to see it on the big stage. What a waste of money, you would figure that they would have ironed out all the details before making the car.

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    I find it weird that the NFL messed with the plans to use the new Corvette in the Halftime show. They had practiced with it and preped to use it. Chevy is a huge sponsor for the NFL not a good idea to piss them off. It was also unusual that there were almost 0 GM commercials this year. Most likely because Corvette was gonna be in the spot light for the Halftime show. To be honest Chevy is a major sponsor for most professional sports leagues.

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    That story made me laugh, not cry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conlan Rose View Post
    I find it weird that the NFL messed with the plans to use the new Corvette in the Halftime show. They had practiced with it and preped to use it. Chevy is a huge sponsor for the NFL not a good idea to piss them off. It was also unusual that there were almost 0 GM commercials this year. Most likely because Corvette was gonna be in the spot light for the Halftime show. To be honest Chevy is a major sponsor for most professional sports leagues.
    GM said that they were not going to run any commercials during the game this year. It is rumored that the NFL was being strong armed by toyota and Mercedes as they bought much commercial time and GM bought none. As far as practicing with it goes, the car was not done until the week before the game. I was told that the "car" was basically body panels with handles. It was meant to look like a complete car but had people hidden inside, it would break apart as people danced away with each panel. I guess we will never know what the actual intent was.

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    Guess not

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    very very sad....

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