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10 Awesome Automotive Easter Eggs

Posted in auto industry, Best of, General, News, Pop Culture by MrAngry | April 12th, 2011 | 10 Responses |

2005 Ford GT

Very soon children all over the country will be embarking on their annual Easter Egg hunts. They’ll look high and low in the hopes of collecting enough of them so that they’ll gain proper bragging rights amongst their little friends. Believe it or not, but the Easter Bunny isn’t the only one that leaves Easter Eggs behind. You see automotive manufacturers have been doing this for years as well. Generally designers will incorporate a little piece of their personality into a car and hide it where only a select few individuals will find them. Some of these Easter Eggs are hidden in plain sight but are not realized until someone points them out. Others are completely buried and are picked by only those with a keen eye. Below is a listing of 10 Awesome Automotive Easter Eggs for the holiday season. Enjoy.

• Vauxhall Corsa: Glove Box Shark
Vauxhall Corsa

This shark was done on a dare between two designers at Vauxhall. The shark, which holds absolutely no significance whatsoever, was incorporated into the cars glove box and was never removed before production.

• Corvette ZR1: The Jake Mascot
Corvette ZR1 Jake

The racing mascot for Corvette Racing, “Jake” was incorporated into the air intake of all ZR1 Corvette’s beginning in 2009.

• Maybach Headlight Insignia
Maybach Headlight

Maybach luxury sedans come branded with the Maybach crest imprinted on their projector beam headlight lens.

• 2011 Jeep Wrangler: Little Jeep
2011 Jeep Wrangler

On the lower right hand corner of the windshield on 2011 Jeep Wranglers you’ll notice a little Jeep quietly going up a mountain side.

• Ford GT: 100 in Headlamps
2005 Ford GT

Look closely at the headlights in the Ford GT and you’ll notice that they form the number 100. This represents the fact that the car was released for the company’s 100th anniversary.

• Volkswagen Rabbit: Headlight Logo
VW Rabbit Headlight

On the very inside of the headlight lens on the 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit you’ll notice the company placed a small VW logo.

• BMW Z4: Big “Z” in the body line.

From the top of the door seem, through the BMW logo and down mid-way through the wheel arch you can clearly see the diagonal angle that forms the “Z” for Z4.

• Porsche Panamera: Key Fob
Panamera Key Fob

Porsche’s key fob for the Panamera is shaped just like the car itself… nice right!

• 2010 Ford Mustang GT: Sun Visor
2010 Ford Mustang

The sun visors on the 2010 and forward Ford Mustang GT’s are shaped exactly like the cars hood.

• 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Headlight
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Another headlight Easter Egg on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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10 Responses

  1. Set says:

    I think the Porsche Key fob is so if you have a wall of Porsche keys, you know which is the ugly turtle.

  2. BigRuss says:

    lol… i like them all…

  3. Will says:

    I knew about the Porsche Panamera key. The Cheyenne is the same way.

    I think the shark is hilarious, the 100 in the GT’s headlights is awesome, and the little Jeep it pretty funny. I’ve noticed the VW symbols on their cars for a little while now.

  4. PFULMTL says:

    Interesting stuff.

  5. No One says:

    most of these i dont consider easter eggs. mainly a company putting its logo on its merchandise, regardless of where it is. but as for the little things, like the shark, or the 100 on the gt, or how the car name is incorporated into the design of the car. i see those as easter eggs. something that makes you think/say well wouldchya look at that? thats cool. the fact that the car company put its logo inside the lights is kind of…. boring. oh hey look, they found another place to put their logo, fascinating. but was still an interesting thing to read and look at.

  6. Spatch says:

    All I have to say is WOWZA

  7. Rees says:

    Most of these were incorporated so remanufactures could not make exact copies due to copyrights on the logos

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, nice Easter Eggs… I love this kind of tricks, both in software and in cars!