The internet is a tough place. When some people see a brand-new supercar destroyed, like this 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, they relish in the carnage. However, others have a little more empathy and hate to see a beautiful car so brutally destroyed. Luckily, in this case, the change to mid-engine saved a big chunk of the Corvette Stingray from being a hunk of junk.
How can half of a 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray be worth anything?
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray was the first of its name to make the bold swap from front-engine to mid-engine. This was a massive shift for the American sports car. As a result of this shift in engine placement, this utterly destroyed C8 Corvette isn’t actually as hopeless as it may seem.
According to CarScoops, AZ Cycle Parts LLC posted to Facebook this split in half 2020 C8 Corvette for parts. Luckily the front end is what got taken off in the crash. They don’t give any details about the crash, but it must have been pretty rough by the looks of things.
The results of this demolished C8 are dozens of parts now on eBay. Of course, one of the most significant parts for sale on eBay is the Corvette’s rear ¾ of a shell and the frame, also missing its front section.
There is more to this destroyed supercar than meets the eye
The most exciting part of the C8 on the chopping block is the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated LT2 V8 engine. This new corvette motor represents one of the most powerful factory engines ever put in a Corvette. AZ Cycle Parts is listing the engine for $19,999.
Photos of the Corvette’s powerplant show what looks to be a clean engine; the listing doesn’t specify if the engine is running or not. Seeing as how the section of the car that the engine typically lives in seems fairly unharmed, it wouldn’t be too surprising if the engine was still in running order. Not to mention, the listing does say that the engine only has 4,809 miles. That’s barely more than break-in miles.
Hopefully, a brave, creative soul will buy the crashed supercar engine and pull off a killer engine swap project in something fun. To further help that potential buyer, the dual-clutch eight-speed transmission is also for sale for $7,499.
This wrecked C8 Corvette isn’t a total loss
According to CarScoops, there are still dozens of other useful parts also listed for sale. Some of the other parts include the doors, badges, wheels, rear subframe assembly, brake calipers, exhaust, steering wheel, rear shock absorbers, interior door panels, and mirrors.
The 2020 C8 Corvette was a real game-changer when it dropped. It was not only the first mid-engined Corvette, but one of the most powerful ever made. The base model came with the same 490-hp 6.2-liter LT2 V8 that we see for sale here. Also, the entry model with the Z51 package can do 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Considering all of these wild power stats, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette starts at just under $60,000.