When you discuss extravagance autos, it’s gotta be about the Rolls, at any rate for a car noob like myself. Rolls Royce autos are essentially the physical encapsulation of the term ‘riches’, and the auto simply isn’t finished without that renegade hood decoration sitting beautiful on the hood.
It’s known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, and is as a lady inclining forward with what I expect are wings. Essentially, it’s a favor, costly little thingy that practically requests passing pranksters with an affinity for robbery and shoddy rushes.
Due to a massive rise in people stealing these winged lassies, Rolls Royce developed a nifty little retractable surface under the ornament so it gets sucked into the hood if anyone tries to tug it or put pressure on it, like so –
Pretty effective if I may say so myself! That speed can take a few fingers off!