[SPIED] 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with High Wing and Ground Effects Package

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[SPIED] 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with High Wing and Ground Effects Package

Photo Credit: Corvette Forum


The Corvette_Nut has scored again when it comes to sharing interesting photos of the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. With these photos, I dare say Mr. Nut has scored a trifecta: A Rapid Blue 2020 Stingray Convertible with a High Wing and the now rare Ground Effects package featuring the splitter and side rockers.

Rapid Blue is a great color to showcase these aerodynamic pieces on the Stingray Convertible, however, these pictures don’t allow us to make out where any of the components we are discussing are finished in visible carbon fiber or if they are the painted Carbon Flash versions. We note the Corvette Convertible features the black nacelles and a black roof. The Carbon Flash High Wing really draws your attention to the rear of the car, while the black rocker panels and splitter give the car a balanced look on the sides with the black exterior trim.

[SPIED] 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with High Wing and Ground Effects Package


We see on the Corvette Forum that the biggest criticism of the High Wing is that it resides on four stanchions for mounting the wing to the car whereas most enthusiasts prefer the two-stanchions like on the 2019 Corvette ZR1. However, with the way the rear end is curved and the fact that the regular Z51 wing spoiler has four mounting points is probably how we got the four stanchions in the first place.

The high wing does offer around 400 pounds of downforce and it offers a little less drag than the Z51 wing spoiler. We haven’t really heard how the two ground effects kits (5VM or 5W8) changes the aero on the C8 Corvettes, so we’ll have to remember to ask that question to one of the exterior designers when we get the chance.

[SPIED] 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible with High Wing and Ground Effects Package


The 5VM aero kits in Carbon Fiber were scaled back in January after a supplier issue forced the cancelation of most installs. Chevrolet is also offering the aero kit in painted carbon flash (5W8) but that was termed a late-availability item so we are unsure when we’ll see it back on the configurator and on order forms.

We love the C8 Convertibles and the drop-top would be our top choice of the two C8 models currently on the market. This 2020 Corvette Convertible appears to be well optioned, so what are your thoughts of the high wing and ground effects kit on the convertible?


Source:
Corvette Forum

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I love those ground effects. For me, the high wing will make it difficult to reach the bottom of the 18″ deep trunk so I stayed with the Z51 spoiler. However, other than that (and the wheels) this is my buiid!

  2. This was my original build the only difference was Edge Red Calipers but the rest is all the same. I’m so glade to see what my car would have looked like I thought I would never see it. I still have a Rapid Blue Z51 with a the High Wing, Edge Red Calipers but without the Ground Effects I have deleted the Black Roof and Necells. Felt that without the Ground effects the Black Roof look unbalanced. Thanks for the great picture I will always save it as the one that got away. So sad.

  3. Clearly, some will like the optional high wing, but personally I believe it distracts from the C8’s flowing body lines… IMHO, a more subtle wing actually enhances the gorgeous C8’s beautiful stance, where as the high wing has an aftermarket look and doesn’t complement the overall ascetics… Just one guy’s opinion…JB

  4. Personally I think the car looks better without either wing. A better solution would have been for a wing that automatically pops up when the speed hits 60. I had an Jag F Type R series that did that and it looked great and worked good too.

  5. I continue to be a HATER of those ugly nacelles, especially when painted black with the top.
    Doesn’t look like a convertible any more. Looks like a T-Top or a Lamborghini.
    But I ordered one anyway with solid color.

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