The 2020 Corvette C8 is billed as a highly practical everyday supercar, but it’s no small order merging practicality with world-beating performance. That said, the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette makes it happen thanks to a number of interesting features, including easy access to the two onboard storage areas. As such, we’re taking a moment to examine the soft-close trunk feature and one-touch frunk opener.
For starters, let’s look at the hatch lid – which covers both the rear storage area (trunk) and the engine bay. Owners can open the piece via a release button on the key fob or a button inside the C8.
Thanks to a power latch feature, owners can secure the hatch lid by not slamming it down, but simply by letting it drop. Basically, this works to snug the hatch down without using excessive force, but rather by lowering the rear hatch lid down until the power latch feature activates. In other words, owners don’t need to slam the rear hatch shut to get it to close properly, which is easier on both the car and the owner.
Up next is the front trunk, also known as the “frunk”. One can access this front storage area in a few different ways. First, there is a button on the C8’s key fob to open the frunk on demand, as well as inside the car. Alternatively, frunk access is possible through a button located outside the vehicle. The button can be found above the left air intake in the front bumper.
Thanks to the standard keyless access feature, owners can simply press this button without taking the key fob out of their pocket or purse to gain access to the storage area.
For reference, the 2020 Corvette Coupe offers a total of 12.6 cubic-feet of cargo room, which is 2.4-cubic-feet less compared to the previous front-engined Chevrolet Corvette C7. That 12.6-cubic-feet figure is the sum of available space offered by both the rear storage space (behind the engine) and the front trunk (frunk).