Chevy's loss is the aftermarket's gain.
Many a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette buyer was undoubtedly dismayed when it turned out that because of an issue with one of GM's suppliers, Chevrolet was forced to cancel countless orders of the optional Visible Carbon Fiber Splitter and Side Skirts. Thankfully, the automotive aftermarket has stepped up to the plate, introducing an array of exposed carbon fiber aerodynamic parts that look every bit as good as the factory pieces, at around the same price point.
The latest company to join the fray is RSC Tuning, whose carbon fiber side skirts, front splitter, and rear decklid spoiler are on the way.
Based out of Columbus, Ohio, RSC Tuning is best known among Lamborghini owners. The company produces high-quality, perfect-fit aftermarket body parts for the Gallardo, Aventador, and Huracan, all designed and engineered right in Ohio. A true, bona fide American supercar, albeit without the supercar price tag, Chevrolet's new C8 Corvette was a logical next car for RSC Tuning to tackle.
RSC's carbon fiber front splitter for the C8 is already on sale now at $1,495. It's made from multiple layers pre-impregnated carbon fiber, with a design that uses the same mounting hole locations as the factory Z51 front splitter - simply bolt on and drive. A ducktail-style rear spoiler, priced at $1,295, is in the pre-launch phase, also utilizing factory Z51 mounting holes.
Further out is RSC's $2,795 carbon fiber side skirt package, now in the final development stage, with deliveries slated to start in mid-September.
Tally up all those individual pieces and you're looking at a price tag of around $5,600 before tax - not chump change, but not excessively expensive, either, considering that the factory Visible Carbon Fiber Splitter and Side Skirts package ran $4,850 prior to its discontinuation for 2020. It's also cheaper than the OEM-inspired kit from Atomic 6 Carbon, which doesn't even include a spoiler.
Viewed in the right light, it's almost a bargain.