No Way! Someone Got Pics of the GT500 at the ‘Ring?!
by Zack Klapman
Those spy photographers sure are good. No wonder their job title is almost the same as James Bond’s. They managed to get photos and video of the 2013 Ford Mustang GT500 being tested on the Nurburgring! I know. It’s quite shocking. How do they keep sneaking in to get these pictures? They’re like Ninjas, or Wikileaks.
We all know the Nurburgring is a difficult place to get photos, but wow, the ZL1 and GT500 in the same year? I am completely surprised that A. the GT500 went all the way to the Nurburgring, and B. someone actually got pictures of it. Totally blown away and caught of guard at this development.
Pictures of new cars leaking before their public debut is rare. A quick Google of “Nurburgring spy photos” hardly turned up any results. Some say that manufacturers use these operatives to their advantage, benefiting from the hype that follows a spy releasing their finds to the masses, but that just can’t be. Would Iran be excited if a spy photo came out of it’s nuclear plan written on a white board? Would they think it’s “good press”? I don’t think so.
And being a spy is risky. You remember how they punished James Bond in Casino Royale? Practically the same job. I don’t know how it works, I assume they skydive in, dropped from a plane hired on the black market, snap their shots and then tunnel out like Andy Dufresne escaping Shawshank penitentiary.
I salute these brave people. The 2013 GT500 has a story that needs to be told, as we know very little about it. Like you, I was not expecting pictures of it on that track. I wonder if this means they’ll do a hot lap, and publish the number, like Chevy did? Nah, that’s crazy, I’m sorry, I’m just being greedy now. Sometimes I get carried away. Well, good work, you men and women of the shadows. May your thermoses and Patagonia jackets keep you safe as you fight to save the earth from metal-toothed giants-what? Oh, sorry, that was James Bond again.
* This entire post is sarcastic.
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