It’s test car time of year again for Summit County, Colorado. Here are ten of the approximately sixty camouflaged cars swarming around the streets and highways and the mountains of Colorado this week. They are testing next year’s car models to see how they perform in the thin air at an elevation of 9000 feet (2700 meters) or higher.
It’s not only that camouflage wrap is laid onto the cars. There are also fake body panels and bumps and contours taped into place under the camouflage wrap.
This is all to protect the industrial designs — postponing for as long as possible the day when a competitor will get to see exactly what next year’s models look like.