Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail
by Keith Cornett
Remember that video we showed of the Torch Red Corvette ZR1 taking out a Chrysler 300 SRT8 on a California freeway last week? Here is the second installment of that crash that tells us how the occupants of the Chrysler went from yelling “WTF! WTF! R U KIDDING ME?!?!” to actually laughing about the incident afterwards with the owner of ZR1.
Youtube user FostrMichaelR explains in his own words what went down after both cars came to a stop on the side of the road:
WTF! WTF! R U KIDDING ME?!?!…
Jumps out of the car after throwing the SRT8 car keys at the front window and popping the trunk. Originally gonna grab a wrench stored in the trunk, but IDK from the slamming of the car door and walking to the back he decided to instead go straight up to the ZR1 driver which was bowing his head in disbelief in his car. I think the ZR1 driver kinda knew what was gonna happen and opened his door slowly lol, asking if he was alright. IDK, it cooled things down a bit. I know my buddy went from Imma kill you mode to, “wait, hes a rich mofo that will most likely pay for my shit lol”… and thats exactly what happened. The ZR1 driver stepped out and almost immediately stated, “Dont worry bro, I got bad ass insurance, your gonna be good bro!”… Things actually from that point went to a laughter and awe of the dented up car show on the side of the “SoCal” free way. (ppl r claiming this was northern). The italian guy wasnt even pissed about his car, no reaction to it besides, “How the fuck did this happen.”… completely calm and stated a few time “I don’t even want this car anymore, too much horsepower. It was like I was on ICE.”. Backseat driver (one screaming EARL hahaha) was like fuck this day, why the hell did we go to starbucks lol. About 15 minutes after the crash I realized I had the previous video lol.
I showed the CHP even, if it wasnt for the rich guy telling them it was his fault and we weren’t racing, we would have def been charged for it. They couldn’t believe I would have it on video w/o it being a race. But I explained, I just wanted to see my favorite vette go by. The ZR1 driver had no idea we were taking video and probably didn’t know til he saw this shit go viral, maybe he was watching AOTS when they aired us lol… The guy was rich and didn’t care at all about the car, only that he was gonna have to put it “BACK” and yes I mean “BACK” in the shop. Wasn’t his first accident in it. He clearly stated this many times on the side of the road. I don’t care to share his story for that one. He should be embarrassed enough. We drove off after the CHP said they couldnt write a ticket for the crash… WTF
In the video, you will see a smashed front end of a SRT8, smashed door and chin spoiler on the vette, and of course, “Not a scratch or anything”… lol
What’s amazing about the story is the attitude of the Corvette ZR1 driver who doesn’t appear to really be all that concerned with wrecking the $120,000 sports car. But according to his comments, its not the first accident the ZR1 has been involved with and now following this incident, it may be his last as he stated he didn’t want the car anymore because it’s too fast.
So if you’re in California and looking at a used Torch Red Corvette ZR1 for sale, you might want to CarFax that VIN to make sure it’s not the same car featured in a FAIL video watched ’round the net.