This, friends, is the sad sight of the first known crash of a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Bow your heads for a moment of silence, please.

According to the forum member who posted the photo at Digital Corvettes, the wreck was much worse than it appears in the image.

Wrecked last week on an unnamed stretch of road in Arizona, the Stingray ended up against a wall of rock. How? Here's the official explanation, given to Motor Authority by Corvette communications representative Monte Doran:

"We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident.

"During evaluation, the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued."

We can also confirm that the driver was not GM development driver Jim Mero, as reported elsewhere. Mero, you may remember, was the man who set the Corvette ZR1's 7:22.4 Nordschleife lap time back in 2008.

For our complete coverage on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, click here.