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Google Maps the Top Gear Test Track with The Stig in Tow

Google's Street View car may not be as fun or exciting as the other contraptions the search giant uses to capture the hard-to-reach corners of our fair planet, but the vehicle still gets to go to some pretty cool places. The latest was Top Gear's Test Track.

 

Of course, Google could have just driven the car around the track and called it a day, but that wouldn't be any fun, would it? Instead, The Stig dropped by to lend his own personal touch to the photos, joining the Google Street View car on its jaunt around the track in the driver's seat of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black. It's not a race, exactly, but The Stig manages to run rings around the Google car nonetheless. Check out the video below or hit up Street View to see the resulting photos.

This isn't the first time The Stig has been on Google Street View. The famous racer showed up on Street View in 2010 near Loch Ness. Google has also mapped Diagon Alley from inside the Harry Potter Studio in London as well as the penguins in Antarctica, Britain's impressive network of canals, and London's River Thames, among others.-

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  • danwat1234
    Awesome
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  • combine1237
    Some say he has a helmet beneath his helmet, and that if you take off his you can see the words "Half Life 3 Confirmed." All we know is he's called The Stig.Couldn't resist.
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  • cypeq
    Mercedes figured out how to put a add on streetview.
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  • back_by_demand
    Not really cypeq, if you watch Top Gear you would know the whole program is just a huge car-fest
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  • Mousemonkey
    12518116 said:
    Some say he has a helmet beneath his helmet, and that if you take off his you can see the words "Half Life 3 Confirmed." All we know is he's called The Stig.Couldn't resist.

    :lol:
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  • lp231
    This is even better

    www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/stig-drives-top-gear-track-360-app-2013-12-12
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  • belardo
    Under Stigs's helmet is black smoke... no head whatsoever.
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  • Mousemonkey
    12523247 said:
    Under Stigs's helmet is black smoke... no head whatsoever.

    Some say...
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  • cypeq
    Not really cypeq, if you watch Top Gear you would know the whole program is just a huge car-fest
    I don't enjoy this show much... it has wonderful J. Clarkson but I think it is over scripted and over directed.
    It's just another fake show where everything is scripted even bloody racetrack events.
    Dishonest and cautious reviews. Background for reviews is always amazing superbly shot and directed video
    just reinforcing feeling that I am watching advertisement not a car review.
    If I want to watch fake driving and cinematic car shots I'd go to Hollywood movie.

    Just look at famous Test track videos... even if it takes from 3 minutes to like 1 for super cars mr. Stig is driving they never ever show driver doing actual lap as whole. Further more this corners aren't even from the same lap.
    It's a selection of the ones that looked good for camera. It is especially ridiculous for Stig laps where he's doing the track so fast. Yet again they would show 50 seconds picking corners out of whole shooting session instead showing real thing that took him 80 seconds :S

    I don't know why they do that ... maybe they have like 2 cameras total. IMHO It takes away a lot.

    I understand that watching F1 for 3 hours can be freaking boring for average TV viewer... but several minute footage of real driving ? on a car show? Why is this a No No. It has to look like in fast and furious. Burnout! Corner, corner screeching tires! bam! smoking drift through corner! constant sound of going from 7-9 k gearing up after brief moment we are on tenth gear and guy didn't push break once. For God's sake.
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  • Mousemonkey
    12524696 said:
    Mysterious masked Stig all out of convince because it can be just any available pro driver at the moment.

    That is the whole point of The Stig. :pfff:
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