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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  • 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.
  • cypeq
    Mercedes figured out how to put a add on streetview.