Video: Packing The Porsche 918 Spyder Isn’t Easy

Outfitted with a state-of-the-art hybrid drivetrain, the 887 horsepower Porsche 918 doesn’t leave a lot of extra room for things like luggage. With just 4.76 cubic feet of space, one has to pack light when taking the 918 on a road trip, but not everybody got the memo.

For most of this four-minute video, two doormen wrestle with an oversized duffel bag, trying to make it fit into the small front trunk (“frunk”) of the Porsche 918. Meanwhile two people (presumably the owners/drivers) look on. It’s pretty much the biggest duffel bag I’ve ever seen, and while the contents are almost certainly something benign, like clothes and other vacation gear, one can easily imagine a more interesting scenario that requires the transportation of high-value goods across Europe in a high-powered car, with some kind of time limit and cliched sinister villain type.

For what it’s worth, the Porsche 918 has the same cargo space as a 911. On the other hand, for a car that costs $845,000, a little more usable cargo space doesn’t seem like a lot to ask for. Then again, if you can afford a 918, you can probably afford somebody to drive behind you in a big SUV with all your daily necessities on board.

It’d be a lot easier than waiting around for nearly four minutes while two dudes try to cram your delicates into a space barely big enough for a briefcase.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.