Even though the traditional long-hoodline and cab-back proportions are now a thing of the past, the all-new 2020 Corvette C8 is still a fantastic-looking automobile, with a sharp, balanced aesthetic that screams supercar from every single angle. Indeed, now that the engine is mounted in the middle of the machine, the C8 places more visual emphasis on the tail section, and unsurprisingly, buyers have a number of options to choose from regarding rear spoiler design.
Looking over the 2020 Corvette online configurator, we find four available spoilers on offer, including the Z51 Performance Package rear spoiler, which can be had in either a body-color finish or Carbon Flash Metallic, or the High Wing Spoiler, which is also available in either a body-color finish or Carbon Flash Metallic.
Here’s a table breakdown of all four, including availability:
|T0A||Z51 rear spoiler – body color||Included and only available with Z51 Performance Package.|
|T0A||Z51 rear spoiler – Carbon Flash Metallic||Included and only available with Z51 Performance Package.|
|5ZZ||High Wing Spoiler in Carbon Flash Metallic||Genuine Corvette Accessory (LPO), Not available with (R8C) Corvette Museum Delivery.|
|5ZU||High Wing Spoiler in body color||Genuine Corvette Accessory (LPO), Requires exterior color (G8G) Arctic White, (GBA) Black, (GJI) Shadow Gray Metallic or (GKZ) Torch Red. Not available with (R8C) Corvette Museum Delivery.|
So then, the question remains: which of these four is the best?
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite upgrade—the Z51 Performance Package. With enhancements like stickier Michelin Pilot Sport 4S performance summer tires, bigger brakes, a performance exhaust, an electronic limited-slip differential, extra engine cooling and access to the FE4 Magnetic Ride Control suspension, the Z51 Performance Package is the clear choice for anyone looking to extract every tenth from their 2020 Corvette. What’s more, the package includes a rear spoiler that provides more than 400 pounds of downforce.
It looks good in the body-color finish, no doubt about it, but it looks equally nice with the Carbon Flash finish, which adds even more contrast, especially against Arctic White paint, as seen here.
As if the standard spoiler were too subtle, the 2020 Corvette is also offered with the High Wing Spoiler option, which makes its presence known with a towering GT-style wing that rises high above the rear engine cover thanks to a quartet of black pillars.
Grab the High Wing Spoiler with the body-color finish, and the color of the wing element matches the body panels. Alternatively, the High Wing Spoiler is also offered in Carbon Flash, which gives the wing element a darker finish.
There’s one more option to consider here—wingless. For those that want something a little cleaner, this is the clear winner of the bunch.
So then, which of these options is the best? Vote in the poll and let us know, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news and 24/7 GM news coverage.