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#5745 - 07/29/22 08:51 AM E-Ray in Europe Testing Burns to ground  
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Something went horribly wrong this week with a Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray as the supercar went up in flames.
Scary images of the aftermath show it completely burned down, up to the point it's not recognizable anymore.

It's certainly not a pretty sight, but what matters the most is that no injuries have been reported.
The fiery incident took place while the E-Ray was being tested in Southern Europe

It certainly must've been a huge fire, as it even partially melted the wheels.
E-Ray was one of the two prototypes in the custody of Bosch, and they were the ones who initially noticed it had some technical issues.
A day before burning to a crisp, the mid-engined hybrid machine doing its best Ferrari impression had smoke coming out its rear. It was at that point the engineers noticed the car was leaking oil.

It didn't take too long for the prototype to lose the freshly added oil yet again. Some 24 hours ago later, things went south quickly as the C8 caught fire, and it was too late to save it. mad


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The BS about an oil leak turns out it was BS

GM was forced to make a statement :

Chevrolet has issued a statement regarding the fiery incident.
Trevor Thompkins, Senior Manager, Chevrolet Passenger Cars, Performance and Motorsports Communications at General Motors, said:

"A Corvette development vehicle undergoing extreme testing by one of our suppliers this week had a thermal incident.
All who were involved are safe as this is our top priority. We are investigating the situation with the supplier."

Whatever happens during the testing phase of a prototype, it's not indicative of the subsequent production model's reliability.

Work-in-progress cars break down all the time, and ideally, all issues are ironed out before shipping cars to customers.
In some unfortunate cases, the vehicle is well beyond the stage at which it could be rescued.
Something went horribly wrong this week with a Chevrolet Corvette test mule believed to be the E-Ray, as the supercar went up in flames.

Scary images of the aftermath show it completely burned down, up to the point it's not recognizable anymore.


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