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AMT Motorsport is proud to introduce the ultimate aero dynamic weapon for the C8 Corvette - The Wing Of Power. Our design incorporates materials, methods, and machining techniques likely never used on any other wing available. It's the culmination of 9 months of napkin sketches, designs, prototypes, and track testing. Through this process we've developed the most efficient, strong, stable, and versatile wing for the C8 Corvette platform.
The heart of any wing setup is the airfoil and we've started with one of the best available - The Faircloth Composites FC12. This wing is a full carbon 12" chord using a 72" span. We chose this wing for its excellent wind-tunnel verified 7.3 Lift:Drag ratio. We wanted to create a setup with minimal drag and maximum downforce which is why we selected this airfoil and designed a reverse-swan neck mount so that the airflow to the underside of the wing is completely unimpeded. The wing itself is handmade in Connecticut by Chris Faircloth, and finished with a high gloss, UV-resistant clear coat that will keep the airfoil free from water spots and will shine like a jewel to match the rest of our wing mounts for as long as you own The One Wing. The internal mounting spars are custom made by AMT Motorsport for our application from 6al-4v Titanium and hand burnt with a sexy blue finish so on-lookers will know you're not messing around. Finally, the airfoil is finished off with 12" square adjustable end plates.
The wing mounts are made from 6061 aluminum, which are profiled and pocketed in tear drop shapes to allow for minimal drag and weight, and maximal strength and stiffness. The entire assembly comes in at just under 18 lbs. 3 and 5-axis CNC machines carve each piece from solid billet aluminum. There are no flat surfaces on any part of the uprights, so every contour fits precisely to the curves of the C8, verified by actual GM CAD files. The upper mounting arm is Wire EDM'd to accept the wing spars dead center in the arm, minimizing drag, allowing zero radii in the corners, looking totally slick, and leaving admirers wondering "how the hell did they do that?" We spent additional hours designing the mounts around hole spacing that leaves no question as to what angle the wing is set. Rather than swiss-cheesing the uprights and letting you figure it out, there are only 7 holes to change the angle from 0 to 11 degrees. These holes are laser engraved with the adjustment values so there is never any question where you wing is set. The uprights are finished in a Mil-spec black hardcoat anodize with a nickel acetate seal, which will never chip like powdercoat, and never fade in the sun like traditional anodize. The wing is trunk mounted allowing (mostly) full use of the trunk and requires no hacking of the trunk or bumper for installation. 5 holes need to be drilled in the trunk to allow mounting of the wing, which is a simple and easy process.
"Trunk mount!?" you scoff. " What are you, some conjurer of cheap wings? Everyone knows real track wings are frame mounted!" Yes, we know. Which is why we designed a first-of-its-kind internal scaffold to transfer all of the load from the wing/trunk down into the frame. The internal scaffold locks precisely into the under-hatch mounts, which allows you to literally walk along the wing and not see any deflection or flexing of the trunk. All the force from the wing is transferred to your frame, suspension and tires, precisely where it's meant to. The internal scaffold means you'll no longer be able to store the roof of your coupe in the trunk, and you'll need to saw your golf clubs in half to make them fit, however we figured the impact to the trunk space was a sacrifice worth making. And no, this wing does not fit the hard top convertible (yet).
Finally the most important question is "does it work?" On the same day, on the same tires, at Palmer Motorsports Park, with the wing set at 3 degrees, we went 1.7 seconds faster in the no wing vs wing configuration. When driving at the limit and with traction control dialed back, the mid-engine platform tends towards oversteer in the high speed stuff. The vast majority of drivers prefer and are faster with a little high speed push (understeer) as opposed to oversteer. The understeer inspires a little more confidence than oversteer, is easier to manage, and you're carrying a few mph more in every high speed turn thus the reduction in lap times. The car will definitely be even faster when paired with our forthcoming splitter, but with the wing alone, the car is verifiably quicker and more fun to drive.
Due to the fact that the wings are made to order, expect a 3 month lead time from order to fulfillment. We are working with Faircloth Composites to improve upon this lead time. As with everything we make, every part of this assembly is 100% made in house in the US of A by AMT Motorsport and Faircloth Composites.