Availability for C8 Corvette Stingray‘s optional High Wing Rear Spoiler is currently limited, GM Authority has learned.
Due to production constraints at the supplier that manufactures the optional Carbon Flash painted High Wing Spoiler, this component will be available in limited capacity for the foreseeable future. The Carbon Flash painted High Wing Rear Spoiler, which is an LPO-level, dealer-installed part, carries RPO code 5ZZ and costs $1,295 to equip.
While customers cannot order the regular Carbon Flash painted High Wing Spoiler, the regular, non-painted High Wing Spoiler, tagged with RPO code 5ZU, can also still be ordered for $1,295. Meanwhile, the new-for-2022 and much pricier High Wing Spoiler with Visible Carbon Fiber is also unavailable for now. This component is tagged with RPO code 5V5 and should cost $6,495 to equip.
This isn’t the first time the High Wing Spoiler has been dropped from the C8 Corvette Stingray’s order books. The automaker was also forced to remove it amid the 2020 model year due to higher-than-expected demand before re-introducing it for the 2021 model year. The 2022 model year also saw the introduction of a new $595 Low-Profile Rear Spoiler, RPO code TVS, which serves as a more subtle alternative to the Z51 Package spoiler or the High Wing Spoiler.
Production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray takes place at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. In addition to the aforementioned Low-Profile Rear Spoiler, the 2022 model year also introduced a long list of other changes to the mid-engine sports car, including the addition of three new exterior colors: Caffeine Metallic, Hypersonic Gray Metallic and Amplify Orange Tintcoat. The 2022 model year also saw the introduction of the limited-run IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, which marks Corvette Racing’s championship-winning IMSA seasons in 2020 and 2021.
We’ll provide an update on the availability of the Carbon Flash painted High Wing Spoiler once more information becomes available. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.