General Motors invited a selected group of journalists to test the recently unveiled Chevrolet Camaro and one of them crashed a camouflaged prototype
General Motors invited a selected group of journalists to test the recently unveiled Chevrolet Camaro and one of them crashed a camouflaged prototype.
The media representative in question is Patrick George from Jalopnik, who hit a wall of tires. “I made a mistake, took a line that was all wrong and braked far later than I should have, inducing terminal understeer,” he explains. “I think that’s what happened, at least. It happened very quickly, and adrenaline has a way of mucking with your memory. I probably wasn’t as focused as I could have been, since I was trying to talk and record my driving impressions into a GoPro at the time.”
Shortly after, a paramedic checked him out as a precaution and, after some “profuse apologies”, a GM representative told George to leave the press event. “A lot of people didn’t want me there anyway, I was told, and that this crash was essentially the straw that broke the camel’s back. The drive continued without me and down one Camaro mule.”
George also says “some at GM were pretty angry at Jalopnik for publishing an internal GM memo containing the Camaro’s specs” a day before the official reveal.
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