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How Much Cargo Can You Carry in a 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette?


The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the fastest and most accessible sports cars on the market today. It has a starting price of around $63,000, a 495 horsepower V8 engine and handles like a dream. That being said, the latest iteration of the Corvette is the car to get if you want to feel like a race car driver, even when just driving at Costco.

But what if you buy a bunch of stuff at Costco? Will it be able to fit in the Corvette? Maybe. After all, the C8′ Vette has a trunk and a front trunk (frunk). I got to put the Corvette through its paces to see how much and what kind of stuff would fit in it. Here is what I found.

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The trunk of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette has a strange shape

According Chevy, the 2023 Corvette has 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space. For a sports car, this is a considerable amount. However, it should be remembered that its rear trunk is large enough to accommodate the car’s removable roof. That’s right, another trick up the Corvette’s sleeve is its Targa roof, which is fun in the sun.

But when the roof isn’t stowed in the trunk, it looks like there’s plenty of room for other things. However, I soon discovered that installing a small blue bin – like you might use it for the move – is not at all suitable. I then added some small, long items like a tool kit, box, and computer printer. They all fit, but it was clear that the trunk space was mostly for the roof of the car and a set of golf clubs or other long, skinny items.

As for a Costco run, I’m sure you can fit smaller items like groceries in this space. Forget the toilet paper, unless you’re ok with taking it apart and putting each pack of rolls in separately.

The Corvette’s frunk is ideal for groceries and small things

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Front Trunk
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The Corvette’s front trunk, or frunk, is a small, deep space that’s surprisingly useful. I’ve used it for a small number of runs, which fit snugly on the bottom of the boot. However, I’m sure you can easily stack bags on top of bags to use up all the space. None of the larger items I had put in that part of the car. For these items, the passenger seat would be better.

When all else fails, use the passenger seat

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

If you cannot fit larger items in one of the two trunks, use the space in the passenger seat. If a passenger is sitting in this space, just ask them to keep everything for you. They may never want to ride in your awesome C8 Corvette again, but the trip will be worth it.

If that fails, you might want to rethink using a Chevy Corvette for a Costco run. Instead, you can either rent a car or buy something more practical. But who would want to do that when you can buy a Corvette? After all, it’s a fast, accessible sports car that’s somewhat practical – provided you don’t have a pile of toilet paper to haul around.

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