Wonderful Engineering

10 Useless and Stupid Car Design Details That You Never Noticed Before

Sometimes there are features in a car that make you think, “They could have done without this”. This list is a shout-out to all those features. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of it.

10. Rolls-Royce Door Umbrella

Okay, it wouldn’t be a Rolls-Royce if the backseat passengers didn’t get to take out an easy to deploy expensive umbrella from the inside of the doorjambs of their cars. Still something that we find totally extra and not required.

9. Dodge Ram Daytona’s Wing

The only question is why? Dodge Ram Daytona would have looked better without this wing that has been added to it. Come on!

8. Porsche’s Leather A/C Vents

We get that it is Porsche we are talking about, but really? Why clad the AC vents in leather?

7. VW Beetle Dashboard Vase

A nice touch but totally unnecessary and useless. You’d expect them to keep distractions to a minimum, doesn’t seem to be the case here though.

6. Emblems In Headlights

Who is ever going to notice this? Why not spend this time in improving something else. No really, focus on other details please.

5. Mercedes-Benz’s Fake Exhaust Tips

This was added only for the sake of a sporty look and again our question is, why? Why add fake exhaust tips? Totally useless and a feature that could be avoided.

4. Plastic Covered Engine Bays

Why did they feel the need to cover up that beautiful live machinery, we’ll never know, but this is something that they could have done without! Why add something that has no use?

3. Fake Air Scoops And Vents

When it comes to design and performance enhancements, fake air scoops and vents really don’t do anything at all. Just ditch them instead of adding something that is totally ridiculous.

2. Door Projector Puddle Lights

There must be better ways to gloat than having a logo shine down on the ground thanks to the door-mounted LED projector. A simple LED would have done the job, why make it so extravagant that you are called names every time you visit local supermarket.

1. Modern “Landau” Tops

Does it really do something? There was a reason it went out of style and it should stay out as well!

[ Via Jalopnik ]