What do you do if you're high altitude testing and you see one of Google's Streetview cars coming? "Hans, run for the tarps!"
The boys at Garage419 were doing a little research on Colorado's Mount Evans Scenic Byway using Google's Streetview and something interesting caught their attention. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs 7,000 feet in just 28 miles reaching a 14,264-foot summit, making this the highest paved road in America and one frequently used by manufacturers for high-altitude testing. It's obvious now why they were checking it out.
To their surprise, a couple of next-gen Porsche Caymans, Boxsters and a face-lifted 911 Turbo and Targa were spotted doing a little high altitude testing. Spy photographers are to be expected when testing a new model, but what's the procedure when you spot a Google Streetview car staring straight at your secret new product? You cover it up faster than a teen getting caught checking out a Victoria's Secret catalog.