Glass Onion has a bit of a Porsche 918 Spyder continuity bug
I don’t like movies very much; I’m pretty much anything the opposite of a “movie fanatic”. Name your favorite movie; I haven’t seen it. But I’ll tell you what I’ve seen – Pull out the knife. And I love it! I could listen to Daniel Craig declare things as Benoit Blanc for hours on end without plot reason, and I would be perfectly satisfied. Onion, the sequel that launches on Netflix just before Christmas, is also good. And I noticed that there is a car-related constant sliding in it – something I half noticed while watching, that I’m blaming myself for not appreciating it sooner.
Don’t worry: if you haven’t seen it yet Onion however, nothing here will be spoiled, except for the fact that one of the movie’s characters – the impersonated Elon Musk Miles Bron – owns a Porsche 918 Spyder. He calls it “Baby Blue.” It’s his pride and joy, and it goes everywhere he does. Like at the top of his private island resort where we first saw it, and it looks like this:
It’s mostly a normal-looking 918, in Chrome Liquid Metallic Blue, which I feel is the best looking 918. (It reminds me of Isdera Commedatore 112i, the most perfect supercar ever.) But wait — what’s so close behind? That little black wing on the side is such a gift that we’re actually looking at an example of the Weissach Pack here — a 918 with about 90 pounds of weight savings and said faster running details. above, including the exposed carbon fiber rear wing.
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The next time we see Baby Blue, though, it’s not sporting those winglets, as explain:
If you want a closer look at that second scene, here it is:
See, there’s no propeller next to it, even though the wing is in its “up” position. (Unrelated, but I didn’t realize that the Weissach Pack wings were retractable like those of a regular car; when 918 was added Gran Turismo 7 Last summer, it was a Weissach model, with wings permanently extended, regardless of the vehicle’s condition. Obviously, that’s how the wing stays up if you switch the car to Speed or Performance mode. If you keep the car in the Start profile, the car remains in the stopped state.)
As long as we’re on the subject, Bron’s 918 Weissach also doesn’t have the magnesium GT-style wheels that come with the package. That’s neither here nor there, however, and the crux of this is the disappearance of those aerodynamic propellers just behind the rear wheel. A week was supposed to take place between the two scenes, so perhaps Bron asked Porsche to remove them in the interim. However, he probably had other issues to deal with at the time, so that explanation seems a bit thin. I mean, what do we believe – that this is some kind of 918 magic with the panels disappearing or something? Man, I really hope someone gets fired for that mistake.
I don’t, of course. I’m just mad at myself for not paying attention to the carbon fiber flakes when I watched the night before and wasting all my attention on the wing. As theFettster explains on Reddit, the likely explanation is that the car on the roof is clearly a computer-generated model and its finer details don’t quite match the real-life 918s that appear. later in the movie. As a result, however, we’ve all learned a lot about the Weissach Pack — so I think the mistake is well worth it.