Back in April, General Motors announced it would introduce a new low profile rear spoiler for the 2022 Corvette Stingray and released a digital rendering showing the tiny lip spoiler affixed to a Torch Red model.
Now, with this week’s official unveiling of the 2022 Corvette, the automaker has released the first real-world image of the low profile rear spoiler. The image shows the spoiler installed on an Arctic White 2022 Corvette coupe and was the only photograph shared of the newly introduced component.
As we reported previously, the low-profile rear spoiler will carry RPO code TVS in the 2022 Corvette’s order book and will be available to order as a standalone option on the mid-engine sports car. Applying the low profile rear spoiler to the 2022 Corvette will also add a small Z51-style front splitter to the vehicle to achieve front/rear aero balance. The low profile rear spoiler option is available with or without the Z51 performance package and will replace the taller rear spoiler that usually comes standard with Z51-equipped vehicles.
Harlan Charles, marketing manager for the Chevy Camaro and Corvette programs, said previously that the low profile rear spoiler is for 2022 Corvette buyers who want something “in between a Z51 spoiler and no spoiler at all,” during the 2021 National Corvette Museum Bash in April. As of this writing, pricing for the low profile rear spoiler as a standalone option has not been announced.
In addition to the low profile rear spoiler, the 2022 Corvette also introduces three new exterior colors: Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Amplify Orange Tintcoat and Caffeine Metallic. A new GTLM IMSA Championship Edition package will also be available to order on the mid-engine sports car, which features exclusive equipment inspired by the championship-winning Corvette C8.R race car.