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  • Jul 25th 2014 at 5:15PM
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Ford is among the kings of concealment when it comes to test cars. On one recent Mustang SVT mule, the automaker went to the extreme of putting baffles over the exhausts to hide how many there were. Sounds like a lot of work, right? In a new video, the Blue Oval has decided to take fans behind the scenes to show them what it takes to camouflage a prototype. In this case the subject was the recently unveiled 2014 Falcon XR8 for Australia.

Ford's prototype build coordinator Down Under has the very appropriate name of Neil Trickey, and it's his job to obfuscate the important bits of test cars to keep them out of spy shooters' camera lenses. Trickey calls his job a "dark art," and he shows off some of the tricks of his trade in the video. It turns out that the fabric we often see on mules is a type of lycra, but his team isn't above getting out a can of spray paint to conceal parts, too.

Scroll down to watch a video about a man who you probably wish could be a little worse at his job.


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      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should just add two doors on the Mustang and make it Falcon/Whatever-Name-Lincoln. Nicer interior and sound insulation along with better damped suspension will go a long way to get back into the Luxury game.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      The corporate bass mouth look is starting to wear on me, imho the current Falcon looks better. This should have been brought over as a Lincoln
        bootsnchaps60
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        The bass mouth-good description- is Ford's version of the Chevy silver band-boring. .
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That video makes me sad. End of an era.
      Suzq044
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like the new 'global' ford aston-nose is going on it. that look is getting old now, ford. -_-
      Scott Satellite
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like a fun job. I'd like to see the carmakers take it to the next level and really fake us out with all the fake bits and pieces trimmed out to look real. Of course then again, you'd run the risk of folks liking the fake car better than what we end up getting.
      Sagar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford is one of my favorite company which is constantly keep launching new and awesome cars worldwide. I am wondering when this XR8 going to launch in India? http://www.sagmart.com/category/Automobiles/Cars
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      What up with these ford documentary that doesn't talk about how much care they put into the car itself.... So far we got the knee airbag and the camo master...