The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has a small Easter egg

Many automakers hide Easter eggs in their cars, but Porsche is generally not the type to do that sort of thing. That made it even more surprising when Andreas Preuninger, head of GT cars at Porsche, showed us a little easter egg in the new 911 GT3 RS.

There’s a tiny vent just above the rear reflector, but the shape of the body, which creates an air channel with a fin that sits behind the rear wheel, in combination with the reflector required a blocking piece. Many automakers use fake vents solely for styling purposes, and Preuninger didn’t want to be accused of doing the same thing. “There are these crazy people online [who say], ‘It’s not a real vent! It’s a fake vent!'” For those folks, Preuninger made sure the little piece of plastic was stamped with the words “no vent.”

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You’ll have to crouch down on the ground to actually see the “unventilated” relief, and if your eyesight is poor, you’ll need glasses to see it. The piece is so small that one wonders if anyone would notice that there is something resembling a fake vent down there. But, Porsche takes a lot of pride in the fact that its cars don’t have any exterior elements just for style. The people there take these things seriously.

However, not so seriously that they don’t have a little fun. Preuninger is a celebrity in the Porsche world both for his great personality and for the quality of the cars his department creates. He is also very proud, hence the desire not to be lumped in with the many automakers who use fake breathers. Every part of the GT3 RS has a function. Even the one that seems not.

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