I bet it is one of Jbanks old Army Buddies.
Most people like to have their sports cars and supercars in the brightest colors possible, but this guy from Zurich, Switzerland, opted for the anonymity of a camouflaged finish.
Unfortunately for him, his “autumny forest” pattern didn’t work very well once he left the wooded area where he undoubtedly lived. The cloaking device couldn’t cope with all the asphalt around and so it failed long enough for somebody with a camera to snap this shot and send it over.
We’re mocking the guy, of course, but that’s only because camouflage patterns make no sense unless they’re on military equipment, hunting gear or stuff that’s going to be used in a forest. Yes, we know there are other types of camouflages as well, including urban patterns, but nobody seems to go for those types. Or maybe they do, but they’re just that hard to spot? Mind... blown.
The thing is, I don’t even think it looks good on the GT S, and it’s not because I’m opposed to contrasting matches. I think (and it’s not just me, as the people in charge of keeping car prototypes secret from the public tend to agree) that camouflage hides the finer details of a car’s body, and so sticking a leafy wrap on the GT S turns it into a pretty drab affair. And that’s like chopping off half the reasons you actually bought the car for.
Oh my god, I haven’t even thought about this not being a wrap, but actual paint. That would be so extreme and would automatically mean a new paint job when you eventually decide to sell the car. That’s a twofold bad investment - it makes you look tacky and pulls more money out of your pocket.
But maybe I’m looking at this the wrong way, and he was just trying to give a nod to Mercedes-Benz’s ties with the military, as the German brand has a long history of its own vehicles converted for army use. But even if that’s the case, then he still chose the wrong model.