Chevrolet frames the latest 2020 Corvette C8 as “a true supercar for every day,” blessing the mid-engine monster with impressive road manners and an affordable price point. And of course, part and parcel to the “daily drivability” of any road car is its ability to hold cargo. So, with that in mind, how does the new Chevrolet Corvette’s cargo capacity compare to another mid-engine sports car, namely the Porsche 718?
To find out, Car and Driver got an example of both to see what they could stuff ‘em with. Both models have a trunk in front and in back, but in terms of raw space, the 2020 Corvette is bested by the Porsche, with a maximum of 12.6 cubic-feet of cargo room for the former, and 15 cubic-feet offered by the latter.
However, the true test is how those numbers translate in the real world. As such, Car and Driver used carry-on suitcases to see which mid-engine performer fit the most, and in the end, the Porsche ended up taking that honor.
“Ultimately, the Porsche’s two extra cubic feet paid off and allowed us to fit one extra carryon suitcase inside it, two in the front trunk and two in the rear,” Car and Driver reports. “The Corvette’s smaller front trunk accommodated just one carry-on bag, but we fit two in the rear compartment.”
That said, the 2020 Corvette did end up redeeming itself a bit with regard to long-item storage.
“Chevrolet boasts that the Corvette can fit two sets of golf clubs in its rear compartment, stacked one on top of the other. We easily fit our set of Titleist test clubs with room to spare, so there’s likely truth to that claim,” the outlet writes. “Fitting even one set of clubs in the Cayman, however is hindered by the fact that the rear cargo area is divided by a large silver shock-tower cover.”
So there it is – if it’s high-speed transportation to the links that you’re after, then the 2020 Corvette is the one to get.
Source: Car and Driver