Someone bought a brand new Corvette C7 Z06 and was showing it off to friends, who were filming on a cell phone. After goosing the throttle a few times to let it blast that beautiful note, the car launches. On the shift to second gear, however, it appears too much throttle was applied after the clutch drop and the torque rips traction and the ‘Vette careens wildly into some trees.
The Z06 wasn’t destroyed, but the video’s description says it was about $20,000 in damage. And one really peeved insurance agent, no doubt. (Warning: foul language.)
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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.
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