Easter eggs’ are those hidden surprises and details in films, books, TV shows and games that bring us joy. Did you know that cars also have their own easter eggs, implemented by their designers? Here are some of our utter faves – what are yours?
- The Dodge Viper SRT, a sleek beast of a car, nods to its racing heritage with track outlines hidden throughout the car – of particular interest in the outline of the Nurburgring next to the window switch.
- If you turn on the ‘Autopilot’ feature on a Tesla four times in a row, the normal road graphic will be replaced by the ‘Rainbow Road’ from Mario Kart.
- On a Renault Twingo RS, the accelerator and brake pedals are shaped like the ‘play’ and the ‘pause/stop’ symbols on a DVD player.
The Skoda Superb has an umbrella for those rainy days tucked in a slot of the rear door.
- In the 2006 Vauxhall Corsa, opening the glovebox and peering inside will reveal a shark, built into the framework of the lever mechanism.
- The GAZelle Next, built by Russian company Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod allows you to play Tetris through a complex series of button pushing and level pulling.
- The last few Jeep models, including the Renegade, have included a number of little hidden images, including a spider on the engine, a Sasquatch and an original WW2 jeep on the window trim.
- Similarly, on the 2017 Jeep Compass, you can find a cute little lizard, just chilling beneath the windshield, between it and the car bonnet.
- The Volvo XC90 also has a cute little spider in the webbing of the underside of one of its storage bins.
- Sticking with Volvo for a moment, their S60 concept car has headlights that hide the silhouette of two Viking ships – a tribute to their Nordic heritage.
- The 2006 Mini Cooper has its own ‘Unauthorized User Manual’ (actually produced by the company) hidden on the internet, revealing many of the cars secrets. – http://www.motoringfile.com/files/unauth_manual.pdf
- 2016 and 2017 Honda Civic sedans and coupes have a tribute to four of their greatest designs embossed onto the underside of the spill mat.
- On most Mercedes-Benz models, holding the ‘Air Circulation’ button will close all the windows simultaneously.