Watch How BMW Disguises A Prototype Car For Pre-Production Testing

We’re very familiar with seeing how prototypes metaphorically shed their camouflage when they’re revealed as production cars. But rarely do we get to see a pre-production car get fake panels bolted onto it to complete its disguise.

This is the BMW 5 Series GT getting new panels screwed into place. Honestly—I know this is a very, very, very low bar—it looks way cooler in camo mode than in its production version.

I want one of these things so bad, with projector eyes, beefy side cladding and a neat roof spoiler hump thing. If this car was actually designed to look like this, I would be extremely down with it.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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Because they want to protect their amazing new designs? Including on the dashboard, the door panels, and the gas cap? Other than the i8, BMW hasn’t done a theft-worthy design in decades. Harumph.