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The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the fastest and most attainable sports cars on the market today. It has a starting price of around $63,000, a 495-hp 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 you’re just driving to Costco.

But what if you buy a bunch of stuff from 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 was able to put the Corvette to the test to see how much and what kind of stuff would fit in it. Here is what I found.

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

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette’s trunk is oddly shaped

According to Chevrolet, the 2023 Corvette has 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space. For a sports car, that’s a considerable amount. However, we need to remember that its rear trunk space is large enough to fit the car’s removable top. That’s right, another trick up the Corvette’s sleeve is its Targa roof, which provides some fun in the sun.

But when the top isn’t stored in the trunk, it looks like there’s plenty of room for other stuff. However, I quickly found out that fitting a small blue bin – as you might use for moving – doesn’t fit at all. I then threw in a few smaller long items like a tool kit, a box, and a computer printer. They all fit, but it was clear that the trunk space was mainly for the car’s top and a set of golf clubs or other long, skinny things.

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

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

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

The Corvette’s front trunk, or frunk, is a small deep space that’s surprisingly useful. I used it for a small number of groceries, which fit neatly along the bottom of the trunk. Although, I’m sure you can easily stack bags on bags to utilize all of the space. None of the larger items I had fit in this part of the car. For those 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 can’t fit any larger items in either of the two trunks, then use the passenger seat space. If a passenger happens to be sitting in that space, just have them hold everything for you. They may never want to ride in your fancy C8 Corvette ever again, but that one 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 and attainable sports car that’s somewhat practical – provided that you don’t have a bunch of toilet paper to haul around.


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