Originally Posted by Johnman
Yes. I've owned cars with low front valences (SRT Dodges) and one way you approach inclines is from an angle because there is less overhang. These little guys might take a beating, but that's better than damaging the front splitter.
So far mine are doing well.
...they are quite literally right in front of the tires. If you look closely at the angle of approach required to hit them straight-on, you'd have already torn off the front facia.
It's kinda neat, because of the angular shape of the front of the Camaro, driving at an angle allows for a much steeper approach than most other low cars.
...I have scraped once or twice...)
EDIT: But to answer your original question: Yes, they are functional. They divert air around the tires to help improve high-speed stability.