Someone is learning very quickly that one way to gain instant notoriety is to crash your brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and have the whole thing posted on YouTube. There’s a whole lot of wrong in the situation, though the owner appears to be enjoying his moment in the spotlight.
The vertically-shot video is short, but tragic. It shows a new red Z06 on an empty road that's perfect for quick, high-speed launches. After a relatively nice launch, things take a turn for the worst after the upshift to second gear when the Z06’s 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque become too much for the driver to handle.
That’s when the rear tires lose grip and the driver fails to regain control. The ‘Vette then veers and spins off the road before crashing into a tree or pole. This could’ve been avoided with less throttle, a bit of countersteer, and some common sense, things the driver could’ve learned at the track with a performance driving school.
The owner and driver Anthony Karas seems to be impressed with all the attention. He’s publicly posted media coverage of the crash on his Facebook page and it appears this isn’t the first time he’s tested his Z06’s limits on the streets – there’s also a video of him racing his new Z06 against his C6 Z06 being driven by a friend.
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That Stings: Brand-New 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Crashed On Video
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