2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: A Stowaway Stone Hiding in the Corvette's Wheel
November 8, 2013
As you've likely already read here, our ace photog, Kurt Niebuhr and autoscribe, Dan Frio recently enjoyed a road trip across the country to deliver our newest long-term car to "EdQuarters" in Santa Monica, California. What they didn't know is that they brought some of that road home with them in the right-rear wheel of our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
Click through to see where it was hiding.
Covered with sticky tar, this stone was literally fastened to the aluminum wheel with such steadfastness that it (nearly) required a tool to dislodge it. Luckily, I was checking tire pressures as is the norm before a track test, and pried it off. I wonder how long it had been there because the boys never mentioned any vibration or shimmy.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 1,200 miles