High-End Car Details You Might Not Notice

Posted 2017-04-11 in Cars

Everyone loves a high-end car. What’s not to love? They’re fast, they’re sleek, they’re sexy. While we all look for Easter eggs — fun, unexpected surprises — in our favorite movies and series, have you ever thought to look for an Easter egg in your car? Here are a few of the coolest details and Easter eggs that you might not have noticed about your favorite car. 

Rainbow Road

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Rainbow Road was one of the most challenging tracks in every single Mario Kart game Nintendo ever released. If you still love the thrill of that rainbow track, you can relive that childhood memory in your Tesla. Simply click the autopilot button 4 times quickly to turn, and watch your car drive along Rainbow Road on your onboard interface. 

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Hidden Logo

The McLaren P1 is nothing but sleek lines and astonishing power — its 3.8L V8 engine produces 727 horsepower by itself, with an extra 176 HP added on by the car’s electric engine. Its design is also a subtle nod to … itself. The headlights on the P1, which debuted this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, are in the shape of the McLaren logo.

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Take Flight

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When you get behind the wheel of a 2015 Mustang, it might feel like you’ve just climbed into the cockpit of a jet fighter — the lines of the car are sleek, the engine roars to life, and the 0-60 speed will leave just about everyone else in the dust. When you climb behind the wheel, you’ve got one more thing to complete the illusion — a set of dash gauges and switches inspired by the display of a P-51 Mustang fighter airplane. You’ll find several throwbacks in the design, including the words “Ground Speed” on the odometer. 

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Jeep-Caption

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Jeep loves sneaking Easter eggs into its designs. Most of these are throwback nods to previous models, but for die-hard Jeep fans, it can be more exciting than anything. The Renegade, for example, has a little cutout of the original Jeep — the Willys MB — on the lower portion of the windshield on the passenger side, and the head and tail lights are embossed with the iconic 7-slot Jeep grille. 

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Classic Slogans

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In the 1970s, Chevrolet was considered as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie — according to its slogan at the time, at least. If you’ve got a Chevy Corvette Convertible that was produced between 1990 and 1996, if you pull up the carpet behind the passenger seat, you will find four small symbols stamped into the metal — a baseball and bat, a hot dog, an apple pie and the Chevy logo.

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You might want to look a little closer next time you climb into your car — you never know what the design team may have hidden in plain sight. 

 

Guest article supplied by Scott Huntington; http://offthethrottle.com/