Kansas Tornado Destroys More Than 120 Brand New Corvette

Kansas Tornado Destroys More Than 120 Brand New Corvette

02 January 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Chevrolet Corvette 2022


I won't lie to you. This is a sad story, especially if you're a Chevrolet Corvette fan. House you might know, Kansas was recently hit by one of the most significant tornados ever recorded in the state, and the tornado did a lot of damage. I'm not even talking about all the people with our injured and even killed by it. However, many news channels have already covered this. Since this is a car news website, let's talk about what happened to the Chevrolet Corvette factory since it was also hit by the tornado, and very badly indeed. 


The tornado has damaged nothing less than 122 cars, and we're talking beyond repair, which means that all these brand-new Corvette will go directly to the scrap yard without ever being driven by a car enthusiast or reaching their destination at the dealership. And not only that, the whole production of the American supercar must be postponed. We don't know when the production will start over again, but everything should be fixed in the next few months.


A Second Chance


Hello, if you are one of the unlucky customers that ordered one of those 122 Corvette, let me reassure you. General Motors stated that the dealer would reach every customer to risk it all a new order from the factory. Luckily, Chevrolet decided that these customers would be prioritized, and their new order would be re sequence in order for them to get the car as fast as possible.


I know that 122 vehicles don't sound like a lot, but you have to think about the whole situation. If we're talking solely about the vehicle damage, there are $7.5 million dollars in loss. However, the total cost of the tornado damage is way bigger than that since many people lost their salaries and the production chain has been damaged as well. We have to talk about the customer that has to be reached by the dealers for a new order. At the end of the day, all this cost money and the real number is probably two or three times bigger than what it costs just for the cars. Fortunately, General Motors is a big company, and these are small numbers for the American manufacturer. However, the tornado left unrepairable damage behind itself, and I'm sure that General Motors will do all they can to help people that have been directly hit by the tornado. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if the money raised by the next car going to auction is given to the people affected by the tornado.


A car can always be replaced, but that's an all-different story when it comes to people, and that is what you have to keep in mind.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Corvette

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier