We know that sometimes, car manufacturers would go through great lengths to conceal their to-be-launched vehicles when they take out for a spin on the streets. We’ve seen stickers, body paints, and even camouflage disguises. What we haven’t seen is a carmaker disguising itself as another brand in an effort to remain anonymous.

Apparently, that’s what Audi did when they rolled out the 2010 Audi A8 along the highways of Arizona. From afar, it’s pretty confusing to distinguish the make and model of the car because of the light camouflage but when you see it closer, you’ll notice a distinct badge from the car’s front grille. In this case, the badge was that of...Mitsubishi?

While keen observers will immediately realize the deception – after all, the Mitsubishi badge is turned upside down – the ruse was still convincing enough to dupe a number of confused passers-by.

Nonetheless, the 2010 A8 – whether or not it does come with a Mitsubishi insignia – is shaping up to be one of most highly-anticipated Audi’s to be released in a long time. While no timetable has been set for the car’s release – it’s still a long ways from now – production has been scheduled to commence in a year’s time in Audi’s Neckarsulm factory in Germany.


Source: 4 Wheels News

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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