The C8 Corvette Stingray was originally designed in mind to feature a front splitter and side rockers to generate downforce and provide additional handling and performance capabilities. Unfortunately, GM was forced to cancel most of the orders for the 2020 model year for the carbon fiber 5VM Ground Effects Kits earlier this year. The good news is that our friends at ACS Composite have secured an opportunity to offer the same exact 5VM aero kits for your C8 Corvette!
ACS is now taking deposits for the 5VM Aero Kits which includes the front splitter and the side rockers in beautiful visible carbon fiber. The number of kits to be offered is undetermined at this time, and so a $100 refundable deposit is being offered to get your name on the list. Once allocation is confirmed, you will be contacted to complete the sale.
The kits are offered for $6,098 USD and ACS must ship the Ground Effects kit to your selling Chevrolet dealer.
In this video below, Joseph and Jonathan from ACS Composite show off the Carbon Fiber splitter and rocker panels that make up the 5VM kit and discuss the construction and appearance of both pieces.
From ACS Composite on YouTube:
We got our hands on some of the first sets of the discontinued LPO 5VM Visible Carbon Fiber ground effects kit for the 2020 Chevrolet Midengine C8 Corvette Stingray. Watch as Joseph and Jonathan review and walk you through the front splitter and side skirts.
From the comments on the YouTube video comes this statement from an employee of the company that makes the 5VM Ground Effects Kit:
I actually work for the company that makes these wonderful parts. Everything is hand made and there is a lot of time in each part. I have personally made many of the splitters not so much of the rocker panels. We are the best carbon manufacturer in the world, corvettes to the United States bobsled team.
We assume that General Motors is making an all-out push to get these back on the order forms as soon as possible, but if you absolutely want to get your hands on a set, ACS Composite offers your best opportunity to make it happen.