Ford reveals new camouflage for unreleased cars

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Manufacturers go to great lengths to hide new car designs from the public until it's time to do a full reveal.

Unfortunately for carmakers, they need to test their new cars out on the road, which means coming up with ways of disguising the car's styling.

In the early stages of development, you'll often see a vehicle wearing hideous extra panels to hide any hint of new technology. But once the car gets closer to being production ready, manufacturers often apply unique camouflage to disguise design features.

Ford has just revealed its latest camo design, which involves placing images of thousands of identical bricks on top of each other. This pattern is then applied to a wrap, which is placed on pre-production cars.

The idea is that the design will trick the eye into seeing obscure shapes, making new designs more difficult to spot.