• Jul 2, 2009

Hyundai Genesis crashes into Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Click above for high-res gallery

We can only imagine how exciting a day it would be to bring home a brand spanking new Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Genesis Owners forum member zedbuyers was feeling that love as he and his wife left a Massachusetts Chevy dealer with a spanking new Cyber Gray Metallic Z06. Zedbuyers was driving from the dealer in the rain with his wife following behind in the couples' nine-month-old Genesis Sedan when disaster struck.

As traffic slowed from 60 mph to 30 mph in the exit lane, zedbuyers applied the brakes, but his wife evidently didn't. The Genesis slammed into the hours-old Z06, thrusting the $80,000 supercar into the vehicle in front of it. Oddly, the Genesis took the brunt of the blow, and a local Hyundai dealer estimated the damage at $16,000, including nearly $2,000 for the HID headlamps alone. The Z06 damage was $10,000, including $2,000 for a carbon fiber bumper.

Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the accident, but we're sure the owner is smarting none the less. We're guessing the insurance company is not going to react kindly to a combined $26,000 in damages only hours after the purchase of what is likely a very expensive vehicle to insure in the first place. Peruse the gallery below to check out the carnage, and click on the link below for zedbuyers' damage estimates.



[Source: Genesis Owners via Jalopnik]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not to break the man-code, but if the Z06 impacted the vehicle in front of it, even after being hit by the vehicle behind, then the driver of the Z06 was following the vehicle in front of it too closely as well.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Every corvete i have ever come across was always tailgating the person in front of it no matter how fast the person in front was going.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Expensive!!!

      but at the end of the day, they've got their health, which is more important.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can I guess the colour of her hair?
      • 5 Years Ago
      He should be getting a ton of *favors* from his wife after this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The only payback is to ram her hard.....tonight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ouch. They'll probably get a divorce quickly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Their insurance company won't look kindly on this at all. They're both technically at fault, because the insurer will look at this as two separate accidents.

      I was third in a three-car bender.. the car behind me, even though she wasn't the one who started the mess, was considered 'at fault' when she was pushed into me, causing the '2nd accident'.

      Their ability to afford both the cars and the (now doubled?) insurance premiums may be seriously compromised by this one.

      If I was him, I'd be keeping a serious eye on her ability to decide when to pay attention..

      • 5 Years Ago
      women cant drive
      pawc9
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since she ran into the "spanking new Z06", I think it only fair that he gets to give her a serious spanking while she's bent over the fender of that car!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      beat the brakes off of her
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well at least I got them as good as they got me - DOH!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The divorce bill would make the damage bill seem cheap...
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