Racing Sport Concepts is an Ohio-based company that manufactures aftermarket parts and accessories in gorgeous visible carbon fiber for the C8 Corvette. Corvette enthusiasts looking to enhance their rides and create their own look will find some of the most beautiful aftermarket accessories available for America’s favorite sports car at RacingSportConcepts.com.
Today, we are taking a closer look at the OEM 5VM Style Aero Kits designed by GM and enhanced by Racing Sport Concepts. While most of the RSC catalog contains their own branded aero and accessories, the 5VM aero kit came about after customer requests to offer a 5VM style carbon fiber with the same quality and fitment RSC customers know and love. CorvetteBlogger readers get a 10% discount on 5VM with the promo code 10off5vm.
Check out the 5VM aero kit as well as a comparison with Racing Sport Concept’s exclusive ST and GT carbon fiber aero kits.
5VM Aero Kit from Racing Sport Concepts
During the development of the C8 Corvette Stingray, GM designers and engineers spent countless hours in the wind tunnel shaping and enhancing an optional aero kit known as the 5VM Visible Carbon Fiber Aero Kit, and that OEM design with the more aggressive front splitter and side rockers with a wing has become the standard-performance look for the C8 Stingrays.
While these mass-produced aero components look and function as well as you would expect from GM, there were issues with availability early on in the C8 Stingray’s inaugural year. Racing Sports Concept heard the call for the 5VM aero kit and designed their own with the same great looks from Chevrolet but with the RSC’s renowned quality and fitment.
The 5VM kit is significantly cheaper through Racing Sport Concepts, with their version selling for $2,890 vs the $4,895 for the 5VM areo kit offered through Chevrolet Accessories. With that kind of savings, consider adding a Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing or RSC’s exclusive GT Ducktail Rear Spoiler.
Racing Sport Concepts’ 5VM aero is made from 100% pre-impregnated carbon fiber fabrics combined with cutting-edge epoxy resins and then cured in state-of-the-art autoclaves. This process enhances the strength and shape of the aero pieces and creates the strongest, lightest, and highest quality carbon fiber ground effects available. RSC then coats the aero pieces with an advanced UV inhibiting clear coat formula, which is then buffed to a show quality shine.
The 5VM Aero Kit from Racing Sport Concepts provides customers with an OEM look made with genuine visible carbon fiber at a price that won’t break the bank. The installation is easy and completely reversible. All Racing Sport Concepts branded products come with a 30-day no-risk return policy, and all parts in like-new condition can be returned. RSC receives high praise from their current customers who can risk-free experience the Racing Sport Concepts difference. If you buy something and don’t like it, you can return it. Once you’re a customer of Racing Sport Concepts, you’re now part of the team. As RSC says, “We treat our customers the way we want to be treated.”
RSC Aero Kit Comparison
In addition to the OEM style 5VM aero kit, Racing Sport Concepts also makes their signature visible carbon fiber GT and ST aero kits for the C8 Corvette Stingray. The GT aero kits are both aggressive yet lack the chins on the corners and the wings on the GT side skirts hug the side of the car for more of a grand touring look. Opposite of the GT is the ST aero kit that is very aggressive and comes with high vertical canards on the corners of the front splitter while the limited edition ST side skirts also offer wings somewhat similar to the 5VM kit.
In these overlapping series of photos, you can see the C8 Corvette Stingray set up with each of the three aero kits. The top photo is the ST aero kit, the middle photo is the GT kit, and the bottom photo is the 5VM OEM style aero kit. Click the photos to enlarge or to shrink the images:
What RSC Customers Say
One way to judge Racing Sport Concepts is by what their customers have said in the reviews. Check out these comments, which are posted on the product pages at RacingSportConcepts.com:
“I purchased the RSC GT front splitter and the splitter not only look amazing…but the fit and finish is top notch too! Looking forward to adding more RSC products to my new C8 Corvette!”
“I am a man of few words and fewer emotions. However, RSC’s splitter along with their rear spoiler and rocker panel extensions move me to talk about this car and their products. Great people and great products that do more than just look good; they actually enhance the cars performance while looking amazing. Thank you!”
“Wow! Great product!! One of the best, and you guys handled everything very professionally. I will be ordering more parts from RSC moving forward. Shipping was quick as well. Thank you!”
“RSC Tuning not only makes world class products, but has world class customer service and support. They are a pleasure to buy from and hands down have the best looking Corvette C8 aero kits on the market.”
For questions about the 5VM Aero Kits or any of RSC’s carbon fiber C8 Corvette products, call 614-516-0850 or email [email protected]. As an exclusive offer, CorvetteBlogger readers save 10% on the 5VM Kits with the promo code 10off5vm!
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