Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
There’s plenty of head room, and leg room is decent, too, but the Porsche 911 offers that bit more room all round in which to stretch out if you’re really tall.
Odds and sods storage space isn’t lacking. You get shallow door pockets that’ll take a small bottle of water, and a glovebox that’s big enough for that packet of coffee you’ve dashed into the supermarket to pick up. Your takeaway latte, meanwhile, will sit in one of the two cupholders.
In the nose of the car, there’s a small boot that’s capable of swallowing a couple of overnight bags or a carry-on travel case. There’s no luggage space behind the driver, since that part of the car is entirely taken up by the mid-mounted V10 engine, but a shelf behind the rear seats is big enough to hold a travel bag if you need extra storage space.
Very long doors are likely to be one of the only annoying aspects of R8 ownership; their length and sharply pointed ends can make it very difficult to get in and out of the car in a tight space. Admittedly, such limitation is all par for the course with a supercar – barring, perhaps the more conventionally designed Porsche 911. Otherwise, the R8 is one of the most usable cars in the supercar class.