: Z06 killed! Driver lost control.



CVP33
12-18-05, 10:27 PM
http://img458.imageshack.us/my.php?image=totaledbluez069gh.jpg

Apparently driver walked away with only a chipped tooth and the knowledge that he just wasted $75,000 showing off.

Stoneage_Caddy
12-18-05, 10:30 PM
boy that drivetrain woould look good strapped in dads 73 ...

LaneWvr
12-18-05, 10:44 PM
That's the brand new one, I want to cry!

DopeStar 156
12-18-05, 10:55 PM
Thank god.... I thought Chevy was killing off the Z06.... Worried there for a sec.....

slk230mb
12-18-05, 11:03 PM
What a waste of a fine automobile.

Kev
12-19-05, 04:08 AM
Oops! :suspense:

turbojimmy
12-19-05, 07:22 AM
http://img458.imageshack.us/my.php?image=totaledbluez069gh.jpg

Apparently driver walked away with only a chipped tooth and the knowledge that he just wasted $75,000 showing off.

Was there a story?

If he had $80k (out the door) to spend on a Z06 he's not crying over it. A friend of mine runs a body shop that fixes high-end stuff (Porsches, Ferraris, Vipers, and the like) almost exclusively. The damage is almost always suspension (wheels torn off or bent into unnatural angles) and lower extremeties (rockers, bumpers, undercarriage) and they usually pay out-of-pocket. He figures the casualties are the result of track events or losing control on the street, either way they're mostly single-car accidents caused by driver-error. He has a lot of repeat customers but none care to elaborate as to how their car got damaged. They're pretty nonchalant about it. He doesn't ask questions, he just fixes 'em.

I had my Caddy painted there and the van is going in next week. It's cool to walk around and try to guess what foolish move led to each misfortune.

Jim

urbanski
12-19-05, 06:51 PM
Accident happened on December 9th, 2005 in Richardson Texas. The owner was from Kentucky and owned the car for less then 60 days. He walked away with a chipped tooth. Word is a corner came up ;)
Few more pics
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turbojimmy
12-19-05, 07:16 PM
Accident happened on December 9th, 2005 in Richardson Texas. The owner was from Kentucky and owned the car for less then 60 days. He walked away with a chipped tooth. Word is a corner came up ;)


Dayummmm. On the plus side a couple of guys get new pickup trucks from him!

I saw a Jimmy on top of a Pathfinder on Rt. 80 Sunday. Just sitting on top of it like someone set it there. I'd have thought someone had stacked them on purpose if it wasn't for the ambulances and police cars. It was weird. But those are even better.

Jim

Playdrv4me
12-19-05, 08:01 PM
That the driver survived that and walked away is a testament to the quality of the Z06's strong yet extremely lightweight carbon fiber construction. I only wonder whether the all steel version would have fared as well. The passenger compartment is barely intruded at all and you know he had to be driving like a bat out of hell.

I would be willing to bet thats the very first customer destroyed Z06. That ones gonna be on wrecked exotics Im sure.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-19-05, 08:05 PM
Did he roll it or what?

Boombotz
12-19-05, 08:34 PM
Was a nice car.

CVP33
12-19-05, 08:52 PM
He went under a truck. I'm sure the impact scrubbed speed and allowed the vehicle to do it's job of protecting the occupants. Had there been a passenger the ending might have been worse. Windshield leads me to believe that's where he caught the corner of the truck.

gary88
12-20-05, 12:14 AM
This picture is harder to look at then the crushed 360 posted awhile ago


why did it have to be a Z06??! :yawn:

terrible one
12-20-05, 12:42 AM
Just more proof that with great power comes great danger.

danbuc
12-20-05, 03:45 AM
That man should be dragged from his home, and mercilessly beaten with his own shoe, until he understands why you don't do what he did.:bighead: :hammer:

davesdeville
12-20-05, 04:01 AM
I would be willing to bet thats the very first customer destroyed Z06. That ones gonna be on wrecked exotics Im sure.

Probably, but it depends on what you mean by destroyed. I met a guy who cracked a piston in his C6 Z06 back in October.

http://racingsouthwest.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21978&hl=

And that was probably customer destroyed but I don't speak that language.

Playdrv4me
12-20-05, 08:00 AM
As in totalled... Insurance company settlement vehicle. A cracked piston would be a warranty repair unless GM blames it on the customer which would not surprise me :rolleyes:

RobertCTS
12-20-05, 09:08 AM
I own a "72 Corvette roadster. I can only imagine what it would be like to own a Z06. I paused a long time looking at those pics. It really depressed me.:(

90Brougham350
12-20-05, 11:49 PM
It's really too bad it had to happen to a Z06 but at least the driver is alright. He probably feels bad enough right now for all of us, at least stupid enough. Glad nobody was hurt, it happens. That's why they call them accidents.