General Motors was forced to drop the optional Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package (RPO 5VM) from the 2020 Corvette Stingray order books. It turns out the $4,850 exposed carbon aerodynamics package proved to be more popular than General Motors thought it would be, and the supplier hired to manufacture it could not meet the overwhelming demand.
2020 Corvette owners who wanted the 5VM package, but missed out, may want to get in touch with London, Ohio-based company AGMotorsports. The parts company recently began taking orders for its carbon fiber full kit, which is intended to mimic the OEM 5VM aero kit that was offered from the factory. The carbon fiber kit, which retails for $2,598, includes both a front lip extension and side skirts, and bolts into the OEM rivets that hold the front fascia/side skirts on.
AGMotorsports promises its kit will “help reduce air pressure,” underneath the vehicle, preventing lift and helping the car stick to the ground in faster corners. To get the full effect and complete the race car-inspired look, we’d also recommend getting the optional factory High Wing Rear Spoiler to go with this 5VM-style kit, but that too has now been dropped from the 2020 Corvette order books due to unexpectedly high demand. Luckily, the aftermarket also has a solution for those who also missed out on the High Wing Spoiler.
Upgrades like this are a great way for 2020 Corvette owners to improve their vehicle, as the number of upgrades that one can currently make to the mid-engine sports car are limited. With the ECU for the 6.2L LT2 V8 still under GM’s encryption lock and key, we wouldn’t be shocked if some owners are spending their dollars on appearance upgrades like body kits, wings and wheels instead. We have seen a handful of twin-turbo Corvettes, but without adjusting for air and fuel flow, the gains are minimal.
The AGMotorsports 5VM-style aero kit is available to order now. Shipping is free to the lower 48 states.