ACS Composite has released a solution for Chevy C7 Corvette owners who want to equip their rides with the C7 ZR1 splitter without changing the entire front bumper. Behold the ACS-ZR1 splitter, designed with integrated side winglets, a fully reinforced bottom, and reinforcement bars that add strength and rigidity to splitter, making it robust enough to handle all driving scenarios.
While it is an accurate profile from the original ZR1 component, ACS tweaked the design enough to make it road-worthy for all C7 models, including the Stingray, Grand Sport, and Z06. Notably, the aftermarket splitter utilizes OEM mounting points and – for folks changing out an existing splitter – holes that already exist, which means no drilling is required and the mod is fully reversible.
ACS says it’s the most aggressive and performance-driven splitter it offers for the Chevy C7 Corvette. It’s also ACS’s largest surface area splitter, though it doesn’t sacrifice ride height and driveability. In fact, ACS says it offers a better ride height and angle of attack than the OEM Z06 splitter.
The ACS-ZR1 splitters are manufactured in PC Composite, which is a manufacturing technique generally reserved for high-volume production runs due to its expensive tooling investment. The result is black molded parts with extreme resistance to heat and scraping capabilities. Like all ACS products for the C7 Corvette, this ZR1-inspired splitter is coated in a Carbon Flash Black metallic finish, which means it will match all other CFZ components and accent pieces, such as the front grille, hood insert, fender insert, and rear diffuser.
The price of the splitter is $1,149 before taxes and shipping. For those wondering what’s needed for installation, hit play on the video below to see everything from deflector removal, to drilling (if necessary) to installing the reinforcement bar.
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