Test Corvette Hits The Streets, Only To Have Its Wheels Stolen

Preproduction Stingray found up on blocks in Detroit

The 2020 Corvette Stingray can go 194mph, but one found on a downtown Detroit street last week was going nowhere: The test vehicle was up on blocks, its wheels missing. It was parked near GM’s headquarters, the Detroit News reports. A company spokesman said a police report has been filed.

The thieves might find selling the wheels difficult for a while, Motor Trend points out. There isn’t much demand for replacement parts; production of the new model doesn’t begin until next month. The car will sell for more than $60,000, and new tires cost about $1,000. The wheels will cost much more. Wheel locks, on the other hand, cost about $90 each, Car and Driver points out.