These pretty sweet cars are hiding some pretty sweet details in plain sight.
BMW M5: tricolour me impressed You probably already know that the BMW M5 is a 600hp bahn-stormer with more top-drawer features and cool bits than you can shake a stick at. Plus, the M5 is home to a whole host of touches that pay homage to BMW’s in-house performance arm, M Division. You know, just in case you forgot you just dropped over SGD500,000 on a big four-door that could eat most sports cars alive. The more obvious ones include a model badge on its boot lid, the screen of its instrument cluster and atop its gear lever. Smaller cues take the form of a red starter button and a light-up M5 plaque on the seat backs. The most easily missable, however, has to be M Division’s tricolour adorning the edge of the seat belts. Bugatti Chiron: seamingly obvious Bugatti makes much of its signature horseshoe grille or the arc that frames the doors of the Chiron, but mention of The Seam is conspicuously absent. A design element made famous by the dorsal seam of Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic of the 1930s, it’s also present in its latest hypercar. It spans the length of the car from nose to tail, eventually forming a blade of carbon fibre suspended over its ludicrous 1,500hp W16 engine. The Seam also makes its presence felt in the Chiron’s interior, bisecting the cabin and splitting the rear window, just like in the Type 57 Atlantic. But if you can’t get enough of an homage to a car that last sold in 2010 for USD40 million, Bugatti now offers a glass roof for the Chiron that, naturally, is split into two panels.