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Gone in 60 seconds: $60K 2020 Corvette Stingray which is part of test fleet has its tires stolen after firm’s employee parks it on a Detroit street

  • The brazen tire jacking took place in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood on Thursday 
  • Pictures shared by Car and Driver show the Corvette perched up on cinder blocks without its tires – said to be non-z51s
  • The tires have a hefty price tags, themselves, costing roughly $1,000
  • Chevrolet does sell wheel locks for $90 and even has black-painted wheel locks that cost an extra $30
  • First Corvette of 2020 was bought by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team

A luxurious 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray had its coveted wheels stolen in Detroit on Thursday. 

The brazen tire jacking took place in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood and occurred just days after a NASCAR team owner purchased the groundbreaking vehicle for $3million.

Pictures shared by Car and Driver show the Corvette perched up on cinder blocks without its tires – said to be non-z51s. 

The brazen tire jacking took place in Detroit’s West Willage neighborhood on Thursday

Pictures shared by Car and Driver show the Corvette perched up on cinder blocks without its tires - said to be non-z51s

Pictures shared by Car and Driver show the Corvette perched up on cinder blocks without its tires – said to be non-z51s

This particular car had been a part of the test fleet that Chevrolet employees were allowed to drive, Kevin Kelly – a senior communications manager for the company – said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press. 

The tires have a hefty price tags and cost roughly $1,000, according to Motor Trend.

Chevrolet does sell wheel locks for $90 and even has black-painted wheel locks that cost an extra $30.  

The car sits on top of a cinder block as it is surrounded by snow

The car sits on top of a cinder block as it is surrounded by snow

NASCAR team owner and sports car collector Rick Hendrick paid $3 million for the very first  2020 Chevrolet Corvette

NASCAR team owner and sports car collector Rick Hendrick paid $3 million for the very first  2020 Chevrolet Corvette 

The car was found at Coe Avenue and Parker Street, roughly four miles from the General Motors’ downtown headquarters. 

2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe highlights

 The 2020 Corvette’s top speed is to be 194 mph

Weighing 3,647 lbs, the V8 is a whole 195 pounds heavier than the model it replaces

The first ever mid-engine Corvette places more weights at the rear of the vehicle

It can reach 0.6 mph in under 3 seconds 

 It has 495 horsepower @ 6450 and 470 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5150 (with performance exhaust)

 

The first Corvette of 2020 was bought by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team and one of the largest sports car collections in the world.

He bought the car at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona auction for many times the retail base price for the American classic.

Hendrick’s remarkable $3million bid for the car, which was donated by General Motors, will benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund. 

While the first of its kind sold for a hefty sum, base price for the new design will start at $59,995 including delivery, a bargain on the normal $200,000 price tag for a European exotic sports car such as Lamborghini and McLaren. 

 



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