The 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible was revealed just over a month ago and despite all the press surrounding the car at the media reveal, we’ve only had barely a glimpse into the storage area that the convertible’s hardtop folds into.
We caught this thread Tuesday evening over at the Corvette Forum regarding the convertible top’s storage area under the rear deck. CF member “shockwave” asks:
It appears that when the Convertible Top is retracted, it is stored above the engine compartment. When the top is up, the area where the top is stored is empty. To work on the engine, this area must be accessed without lowering the top. I was wondering if this area could also be used for additional cargo storage. If it is, than the convertible would have more storage area than the coupe making it more desirable. Hasn’t anyone addressed this issue at any of the reveals?
Another member named “C8Jake” replied “Ideal of Pizza” and shared the above photo which does indeed show the empty space where the hardtop folds into. The photo appears to have been taken at Road Atlanta but as I said, I haven’t been able to see this section of the car exposed so clearly like this (and I’m betting most of you haven’t either). Here’s a closer look:
I guess if you were desperate for space, that area might suffice for some additional storage area. But I’m with some of the others on the thread that some sort of containment would need to be added so that your extra-large supreme pizza doesn’t slide off-center and into the gearing you see on the sides. So here’s a good DIY project for some enthusiast or aftermarket specialist.
This Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette Stingray is currently on display at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the SEMA Reveal of the Stingray Convertible as well as Corvette Racing’s No.4 C8.R racer.
[VIDEO] Watch the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible and C8.R Reveal at SEMA
[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible Top Demonstration
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