Our man with the long lens at the Nurburgring got more than he bargained for recently. During the recent blazing hot Indian summer, he spied a car covered in snow.
After a double-take and a quick pinch, he rattled off a few photos of the snow-covered BMW 1-series as it trundled past in the late summer sun.
Artificial snow? At the Nurburgring? In summer?
Turns out said snowy 1-series was a test hack for tyre manufacturer Fulda, according to our photographer.
'Seems they were testing winter tyres in their lab - and the car was covered in artificial snow,' said our man with a Ringside seat.
Testing winter tyres in summer
We guess the tyre manufacturers have to test their winter rubber all year around - and they don't always fly to Scandinavian snowy climes to do the tests. Perhaps Fulda has an indoor ski slope or lab near the Nordschleife.
It's just a shame they don't cover the entire Nurburgring in artificial snow in the summer. We're sure there must be a few snow machines and piste bashers lying dormant in the Alps at this time of year!
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