The automaker has begun notifying customers that the 5VM package for the 2020 model year Corvette Stingray and Corvette Convertible has been cancelled due to a supplier issue. The $4,850 exposed carbon aerodynamics package proved to be more popular than General Motors thought and, according to Corvette Blogger, the supplier hired to manufacture the kits could not meet the demand. The package has already been removed from the online configurator for the new mid-engine sports car.
Some lucky buyers will receive the Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package on their 2020 Corvette Stingray or Convertible, however, as the supplier has already shipped a select number of the kits to Bowling Green Assembly. All hope is not lost for those who won’t receive the kit, either, as it will eventually be available through GM dealers via the Chevrolet Accessories catalog. The kit will also qualify for GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile warranty if it is installed by a certified dealer. The 5VM kit is already Limited Promotional Option (LPO) which means it is installed by the dealer before the customer takes delivery of the car, so ordering it from the parts counter after purchase isn’t much different than ordering it from new.
Corvette Blogger also says the black Carbon Flash Painted Ground Effects Package has been removed from the list of available options for the 2020 Corvette Stingray. The kit was already labeled late availability, so Chevrolet may have received an influx of orders when it became available, further affecting the supply and demand issue for the kit. It is expected to return to the options list in the coming months, however, whereas the 5VM package may not be seen again until 2021.
Source: Corvette Blogger