The existence of automotive Easter eggs are often let slip by public relations departments. However, Honda’s designers didn’t send a memo to the PR team about the 10th generation Civic’s hidden feature. In some of the higher trim models, you can find an embossed set of images on the spill mat’s underside in the center console. The detailed pictures on each mat celebrate Honda’s history of racing and breadth of design.
There are four different designs out there. The vehicles displayed are the RA106 Formula 1 car driven by Jenson Button, Honda’s GT-1 class winning Honda S800, and the RC213V motorcycle piloted by MotoGP champion Marc Márquez. The HondaJet private passenger airplane is featured on all four designs. The second features the McLaren Honda MP4/5B F1 car and the RC166 race bike, the third shows the NS500 motorcycle and the robot ASIMO, while the fourth features the Curtiss Special and the RA272 race cars.