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.
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.
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?
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