It only took two months to build the car, a few hours to take professional pics, and less than a few hours to confirm Zora's opinion of Winchell's rear engine hypothesis. During a high speed lane change test, the XP-819 bounced off the course wall a couple of times and it was pretty much totaled. The remains were sent off to Smokey Yunik.
Years later, a Corvette collector found the remains at the Yunik garage. It was cut in half and lots of parts were missing. The collector bought the pile of scrap and began to rebuild the XP-819. However, a cast iron SBC now sits out back where the experimental Aluminum block SBC rested and it too easily lifts the front tires off the ground. These days you can see the "restored" XP-819 at the NCM, where it is on loan.