Anyone who knows him knows that Easter eggs are meant to be hunted. As in video games or software, these are hidden bonuses in anonymous places. This unique style or feature has now been incorporated into cars. And at many car manufacturers, Easter eggs are a reference or homage to the history of the car. In other cases, they are simply a unique style element. They are becoming even more popular with car designers looking to include little customization to new models via designs, features, or informative jokes.
Not to be outdone in this pleasure, Chevy planted several Easter eggs in their cars, from sporty Corvettes and Camaros to their high-end pickup trucks. While some Chevy Easter eggs are deliberately obvious to find, others are subtly designed to be barely visible, especially if you don’t know where to look for them. So we’ve gone to great lengths to reveal the American automaker’s well-hidden and most obscure easter eggs. Here are the 10 cool easter eggs Chevrolet has put in its cars.
ten C8 Corvette: Frunk opening
With the engine behind the driver, the Corvette C8 leaves additional storage space in the front trunk. But there are other ways to open this chest than from the inside. The first is to double tap the keyfob and then hold the frunk button.
Additionally, there is a hidden button on the front fascia, just above the driver’s side left air vent. And finally, when the battery is dead, you can open the trunk by pulling twice on a coiled cord to the right of the brake pedal.
9 Chevy C4 Corvette: secret symbols
This is an ideal Easter egg found in the Chevy Corvette C4 produced between 1989 and 1996. And we can bet that many owners had a hard time figuring it out. All-American symbols were etched into the floor of the C4 Corvette.
You had to remove the carpet next to the passenger seat to find them. The symbols inscribed were drawings of an apple pie, a hot dog, a baseball, and a Chevy logo. These symbols were inspired by Chevrolet’s marketing slogan, “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet”.
8 2009 Corvette ZR-1 Logo Corvette Jake
The official Jake logo first appeared on the B-pillar of the Corvette Racing Le Mans 2005 car. Jake’s story began in 2004 when one of Corvette’s racing drivers approached Dug Fehan about stick Jake’s skull on one of their cars.
It has since become popular among Corvette racing fans, appearing on team crew clothing and merchandise. However, that was not the case with the road-going Corvette. The racing mascot first appeared on the 2009 ZR1, hidden deep within the mechanical workings of the car. Two years later, Corvette produced a more direct homage in the 2011 Corvette “Jake” edition.
seven Chevy Corvette C8: transmission tips
The new Corvette C8 comes with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Granted, it can get you out of line quickly, but there’s more fun to it. Chevy programmed some secret moves into the C8 transmission. First, pulling and holding the left paddle allows the transmission to downshift to the lowest gear relative to your car’s speed.
Finally, if you want to show off, you can rev your engine all the way to redline without fear of damage. Simply pull and hold both shift paddles to put your transmission into neutral.
6 Chevrolet Corvette C8: rear window logos
A closer look at the rear glass of the C8 Corvette will reveal a series of black Corvette flags fading downward. Unknown to many, this tradition is carried over from the Corvette C7. And unlike the logos on the front windshield, the rear logos are small and not easily visible.
The flags differ slightly from those of the C7 Corvette, following the C8’s logo update. They are a little narrower and adopt a more V-shaped.
5 2009 Chevy Camaro: Tap-sensitive turn signals
Here we have another easter egg hidden in plain sight. Surprisingly, not many people know about this feature. The little trick is to lightly press the turn signal lever in any direction rather than moving it. The turn signal flashes three times before automatically returning to its normal position.
This is a fairly easy technique, perfect for windy lane changes. This feature is clearly published in the car manual. But, hey, most people would rather see the manual guide wasting space in the glove box. Nevertheless, you need to know your car.
4 C8 Corvette: windshield logo
The 2020 Chevy Corvette received a subtle mid-year update with two nifty Easter eggs stamped on the windshield. A smooth “Team Corvette” logo (referring to the men responsible for the Corvette’s breathtaking design and performance) and a silhouette of the famous Zora-Arkus Duntov next to the Corvette’s crossed flag symbols.
Duntov’s contribution to the Corvette cannot be overstated; he was the man responsible for transforming the Corvette into a full-fledged mid-engined sports car at the time. But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen its likeness on a Corvette. The first official C8 prototype featured Duntov’s graphics on the mirrors and doors.
3 Chevy Traverse, Tahoe: hidden compartments
Chevy Silverado owners can enjoy one of the stealthiest truck interiors. Easter egg hunters have discovered hidden compartments in various areas. The center console can hold large amounts of items when securely packed. The cup holder doubles out to expose an entire console-worthy storage compartment. But there is more. The pocket faceplate below the climate controls also pops out to expose another hidden area.
Chevy Tahoe also offers its owners a fairly large hiding place. And for those who only found six USB ports instead of the acclaimed seven, you clearly missed one hidden in the storage box.
2 Hidden Codes and Build Sheet
Automakers that produce high-end sports cars offer customization options for buyers who want to add custom styling and performance upgrades to their vehicles. The Corvette has a hidden RPO code D30 which allows buyers to add some flavor to the standard Chevy. However, the code is not free. It will cost you $600.
Chevrolet also places the Corvette build sheet in different places depending on the car model. Owners always have trouble locating this sheet which contains the information about the car. It is mainly found in hidden cavities or car parts.
1 Chevy Corvette C8: hard-to-spot speaker logo
Here’s yet another clever Easter egg in the new C8 Corvette. The V-shaped C8 logo is highlighted by the differently sized holes on the speaker placed between the two seats. But unlike the windshield logo, this tricky Easter egg can easily be missed because it’s only visible from a certain angle.
To see it, you need to be positioned from a distance, probably when standing outside the car. The drilled holes form the small Corvette flags in the center of the speaker.