One of the many options that a Corvette buyer can check off on their orders is one of the various ground effects kit.
Chevrolet is offering three Ground Effects kits for the 2020 Stingray. The kits are available in painted Black Carbon Flash (PRO 5W8) or visible Carbon Fiber (RPO 5VM). Both these kits require the Z51 Performance Package and the kits include the front splitter and full-length side skirts. There is a third ground effects kit (PRO 5V7) for non-Z51 cars that adds the standard Z51 front spoiler and rocker extensions in molded black, but also requires the addition of the high wing to help balance the aerodynamics.
Thanks to BEAR.127 (Barry Luterek) for sharing these four photos that show the ground effects on a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package. The photos were posted yesterday to the Corvette Forum and they show the front and side aerodynmic bits on the car at various angles:
There’s actually a lot going on with this Torch Red Coupe. Along with the Black open-spoke wheels and black exterior trim, the Stingray also appears to have the matching Carbon Flash-painted side mirror covers and the Black Z51 spoiler. A set of black hashmarks is also featured on the front fenders.
The two Ground Effects kits aren’t cheap by any previous standards. The Carbon Flash version goes for $3,850 while the set in visible Carbon Fiber goes for $4,850. The good news is that if your order them with your Corvette they are installed at the dealership as part of the PDI process.
I’m not sure these are the right photos to use to make a judgment call on these optional aerodynamic pieces as they sort of get lost in the dark. Many on the Corvette Forum seem to be turned off by the long side skirts as well so we’ll wait for some better images to come around before rendering our verdict on them. However, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the ground effects kits. Did you order them for your Stingray? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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