Blame it on overwhelming customer demand.
As GM reopens its North American production facilities and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant starts building the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette again, the sports car will return without one very high-demand optional feature: its available High Wing Spoiler. The dealer-installed part added a certain flair to the C8 Corvette's already dashing rear end, and its discontinuation marks the second disappearance of a wildly popular available aesthetic feature, after the Visible Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package.
Similar to the aero kit, the High Wing Spoiler was discontinued over supplier issues - in this case, because GM's part supplier was unable to keep up with "overwhelming customer demand that exceeded forecast."
But at the same time, Chevrolet is rolling out some brand new accessories for the 2020 model year that at least partly offset the loss. For the second quarter, the brand will introduce new contoured rubber floor and trunk liners with the Corvette Racing "Jake" skull logo, and an indoor car cover with a design taken from the C8.R race car's livery. Also on the way are some "Ultra High Security Wheel Locks," arriving a bit too late for that one C8 that had its wheels stolen in Detroit all the way back in January.
Even better, the third quarter will see Chevrolet bring out two different Ground Effects kits, one finished in black, and the other painted Carbon Flash and rendered in lightweight carbon fiber. Rocker panel extensions will also be made available on their own, in Carbon Flash or visible carbon fiber.
Of course, the best news of all came earlier in the month, when we learned that 2020 Chevrolet Corvette production had been extended to account for GM's two-month factory shutdown. That move gives the plant the chance to start building the convertible model before it switches over to 2021 production, and it means fewer extant 2020 Corvette orders that will have to be rolled over into the next model year.