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3 Airline Bags Fit Easily In C8 Corvette

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    I looked into the frunk at the reveal and first time, did not look down far enough, for I did not see the airline bag flat on the bottom of it. Second time, when the GM designer pull it out, it was so obvious. He then put it back in, again flat at the bottom and still at its front, there was above itabout 8”, yet due to its upward slope at its rear, there was over 1’ of vertical space still unused.

    Thanks to Jalopnik for providing this picture showing the frunk and the trunk:

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    Now regarding the trunk, we have all seen the GM picture of the two golf bags in it, and the separate GM picture showing too good sized “soft” bags in it. But would it hold two regular, carry on airline hard bags (9”X14”x22”)?

    To confirm my belief that it would, I contacted Harlan and just got back this reply from him.

    Originally posted by HarlanCharles
    2 airlines bags will fit in the rear trunk easily.
    I was so sick of the negative **** posted on FB and elsewhere that “the C8 would never be able to go on the National Corvette Caravan”; because of that I am not getting one,” and posts such as “it will never hold two golf bags,” and lastly, the “there no cargo space in a C8.” More trolling comments exploded.

    Great job GM in creating for us one wonderful, road tripping C8!
    Last edited by John; 07-24-2019, 01:47 PM.
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    There is a lot of cargo space in this C8 and I believe I saw the five pieces of Corvette luggage from the C7 in Reveal video will fit, very impressive.

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    • #3
      It’s abundantly obvious, to me, that if two golf bags will fit, two dramatically smaller bags will also fit. The biggest question that remains in my mind, is what happens to the rear storage capacity when a convertible top is lowered. As all previous convertibles lose space, and this coupe loses enormous space when the roof is placed in the trunk, will the convertible be the better road trip vehicle? Everything I have seen guessed at, indicates a top that folds behind the seats a'la Ferrari, and if that’s true, the convertible should lose nothing, top down. I think I need a convertible.

      All of my Vettes (1996, 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2014) have been coupes specifically to avoid this trade off and it seems to me that the convertible is now the no trade off option. I guess we will know soon enough.

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      • #4
        ^^^

        Assuming the top folds back over the engine as in many Ferraris, McLarens, etc., there should be no impact on luggage space, as that space is completely behind the engine. The coupe, OTOH, loses most of that rear space when the Targa is stowed. I think this is going to be the first Corvette where the 'vert has MORE usable luggage space than the coupe.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
          ^^^

          Assuming the top folds back over the engine as in many Ferraris, McLarens, etc., there should be no impact on luggage space, as that space is completely behind the engine. The coupe, OTOH, loses most of that rear space when the Targa is stowed. I think this is going to be the first Corvette where the 'vert has MORE usable luggage space than the coupe.




          the trunk opens behind the engine compartment. there is no way the roof can effect the trunk in the vert.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
            ^^^

            Assuming the top folds back over the engine as in many Ferraris, McLarens, etc., there should be no impact on luggage space, as that space is completely behind the engine. The coupe, OTOH, loses most of that rear space when the Targa is stowed. I think this is going to be the first Corvette where the 'vert has MORE usable luggage space than the coupe.
            Just a side note...over the past 6 years of owning C7's, I've rarely met anyone that removes the Targa top with any frequency. I know they're out there, and I certainly have no statistics, but I for one had the top off twice in 6 years. I know others seem to enjoy having it off frequently. I would think that while traveling any distance, that most owners would not remove the top, therefore having access to all of the trunk space for luggage. Just my two cents.
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            • #7
              The real question about storage capacity.....how many cases of beer fit in there?

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              • #8
                Unless you’re flying overseas, you may as well just drive. Probably get there faster !

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by George View Post

                  Just a side note...over the past 6 years of owning C7's, I've rarely met anyone that removes the Targa top with any frequency. I know they're out there, and I certainly have no statistics, but I for one had the top off twice in 6 years. I know others seem to enjoy having it off frequently. I would think that while traveling any distance, that most owners would not remove the top, therefore having access to all of the trunk space for luggage. Just my two cents.
                  The part about travelling is probably true, but when you get off the highway, and would like to remove the top, what do you do with the trunk full of luggage?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                    There is a lot of cargo space in this C8 and I believe I saw the five pieces of Corvette luggage from the C7 in Reveal video will fit, very impressive.
                    Yes; correct. The entire five piece C7 set will fit beautifully in a C8.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by George View Post

                      Just a side note...over the past 6 years of owning C7's, I've rarely met anyone that removes the Targa top with any frequency. I know they're out there, and I certainly have no statistics, but I for one had the top off twice in 6 years. I know others seem to enjoy having it off frequently. I would think that while traveling any distance, that most owners would not remove the top, therefore having access to all of the trunk space for luggage. Just my two cents.
                      I'm one of those people. I took off my top on the way to work in the morning, and I loved just driving around with my wife at dusk and into the night with the top off.
                      I've had a 2017 camaro convertible for 2 years now and it is worth $5-7k to me to not pull over in the rain trying to put a top on. once you go Vert you never go back!!

                      hopefully I don't need to decide if it's worth $10k

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                      • #12
                        Just sold my C5 coupe. In the 12 years I owned it, I NEVER took the top off. Open air driving just doesn’t appeal to me. Fifty years of motorcycling will do that to you. If I could, I would order a fixed roof like the C6 ZO6. Just saying; not everyone likes convertibles.

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                        • #13
                          And that is why GM is giving us two choices, for open air lovers and for closed cabin lovers.
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                          • #14
                            It's going to be a tough choice between coupe or convertible this time.

                            The C7 vert, although somewhat cargo limited vs the coupe, was a no brainer for me. I like the look of the vert top up/down over the coupe, and have not had any issues with vacation trips luggage wise. Yes, I dropped the divider and was able to put rolling bags on either side of the top mechanicals, which didn't allow for top down driving to/from my destination. BUT I usually don't do long haul driving with the top down. Once there I unload and it's back to normal. I'm glad we can get golf clubs in the C8 ... I play and the C7 easily fits them.

                            The C8 looks relatively the same coupe or vert, the targa will take up valuable space when stowed, vert will not. Coupe has engine view, vert does not. SIGH sooo many choices,

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              And that is why GM is giving us two choices, for open air lovers and for closed cabin lovers.

                              John,

                              Any idea as to when the Vert will become available for purchase?

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