Two GM Engineers Are Busted for Using Two Unreleased New Corvettes for a 100 Mile-an-Hour Street Race
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray officially goes into production next month. But two of the engineers working on the car for General Motors couldn't wait that long to open it up and see what it could do.
27-year-old Alexander Thim from West Bloomfield, Michigan and 30-year-old Mark Derkatz from Windsor, Ontario, Canada are two engineers who were working on the Stingrays at GM's plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky last week.
And after hours on Wednesday night, they took two of the Stingray prototypes out of the plant . . . and STREET RACED them.
They were both busted by the cops for racing in a 45 mile-an-hour zone . . . Alexander for going 120 miles-per-hour and Mark for going 100. So I guess Alexander won?
The cops say they smelled alcohol on both of them at the time, too.
Both guys were charged with racing a motor vehicle on a public highway, reckless driving, and speeding. GM says it's investigating.