Hid­den sur­prises

Th­ese pretty sweet cars are hid­ing some pretty sweet de­tails in plain sight.

Esquire (Singapore) - - CARS -

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.

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