Shut up and take our money.
The Wisconsin-based SpeedKore Performance Group, well-known for their sharp and functional carbon-fiber body kits for American performance vehicles, have plied their trade on the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. This week, the company released its first few images of a new carbon-fiber aero kit for the mid-engine 'Vette, with a front splitter and rocker panels.
The kit could hardly have come along at a better time, with Chevrolet discontinuing its factory carbon-fiber aero kit option due to an issue with the kit's supplier. The factory kit cost just shy of $5,000, but despite its lofty price, it was reportedly a hot item among early C8 Corvette buyers.
SpeedKore's carbon-fiber aero bits rock an exposed-weave look finished with either a matte or gloss clearcoat. The front splitter weighs in at a scant 1.6 pounds, and it looks as though it should help increase downforce at the front of the car, although SpeedKore hasn't said by how much. The rocker panels weigh 4.4 pounds each, for a total of just below 9 pounds of added weight, and they, too, ought to provide a bit of extra downforce.
Of course, whether or not the parts successfully manage to increase cornering grip at speed, we imagine plenty of customers will place an order just for their looks. Once you've seen the C8 wearing these aftermarket carbon-fiber aero bits, the sports car looks somehow naked without them.
SpeedKore Performance Group hasn't announced pricing yet for the front splitter and rocker panels, which are available for individual order, but we'd guess they're priced close to the discontinued factory parts. But whatever the price, we'd wager the SpeedKore parts are worth it, as the company does exceptional work. The shop is a perennial favorite at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, thanks to insane builds like a full-carbon-fiber Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and a 1,500-horsepower Dodge Charger with a carbon widebody.