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Want A High Clearance Carbon Fiber Wing? That Will Be $6,495.

2022 Corvette Stingray Carbon Fiber Wing Ground Effects Spoiler Door Blade
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The 2022 Corvette Stingray has been made official, highlighted by the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. Among the other changes include new colors, and price hikes pretty much across the board. However, today, we’d like to draw your attention to the many new carbon fiber accessories and accents that customers can order. They certainly aren’t cheap, but considering the wild demand for the C8 Corvette, it’s unlikely that Chevrolet will have a hard time selling any of them.

2022 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Z51 1LT 2LT 3LT Configurator Price Features Options Content Carbon Fiber
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2022 Corvette Stingray: New Features Detailed

Below are all of the new carbon fiber options and accessories for the 2022 Corvette Stingray family, as well as official pricing, per Corvette Action Center:

  • Carbon Fiber Door Intake: $3,150 (LPO code RYQ, available on all trims)
  • Black ground effects: $715 (LPO code 5V7, available on all trims)
  • Carbon Fiber Ground Effects: $3,445 (LPO code 5W8, available on 3LT coupe and convertible)
  • Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects: $4,445 (LPO code 5VM, available on 3LT coupe and convertible)
  • Visible Carbon Fiber High Clearance Rear Wing: $6,495 (LPO code 5V5, available on all trims)
  • Low Clearance Spoiler: $595 (RPO code TVS, available on all trims, requires Z51 package, and ZF1 front splitter delete). The spoiler can be ordered in Carbon Flash Metallic if RPO code ZYC ($100) and the Z51 package ($6,345) is ordered, according to MidEngineCorvetteForum. ZYC consists of Carbon Flash Metallic-painted outside mirrors, and includes Carbon Flash Metallic-painted outside mirrors (DRG).
2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
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Also exclusive for the 2022 Corvette is the first-ever IMSA GTLM Championship Edition (RPO code ZCR). The $6,595 package is limited to just 1,000 units, the collectable C8 packages unique looks reminiscent of the Corvette Racing C8.R GTLM race cars they celebrate. This package bundles much of the carbon fiber goodies outlined above, along with a unique set of wheels. Also included in the package is a unique plaque for customers to hang on their wall. The 2022 model year also adds the Caffeine, Hypersonic Gray, and Amplify Orange colors. 2022 Corvette production is said to commence early September, 2021.

These changes will have to hold Corvette customers over until the big, big debut of the 2023 Corvette Z06 supercar; a DOHC V8-powered screamer with a center-exit exhaust that has all the potential of setting road course lap records across the country, thanks to massive Michelin tires, and absurd aerodynamics.

2022 C8 Chevrolet Corvette low profile wing spoiler
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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