Bentley Motors has unveiled its ground-breaking new gigapixel photograph – one of the world’s most detailed landscape images.
At the heart of the photograph sits a Bentley Flying Spur W12 S in the luxury marina of Dubai, the world’s fastest-growing city. Zoom out, and the groundbreaking NASA-derived technology of the gigapixel image allows you to explore and experience the city panorama in intricate detail, while beyond it the curvature of the earth is visible.
Zoom in and the image will take you in sharp focus, through the landscape, right up to the instantly recognisable bonnet badge of the Flying Spur. The extraordinary new gigapixel image is testament to Bentley’s renowned attention to detail. The stunning photograph rewards the discerning eye with an intense exploration both of Dubai and Bentley.
The same attention to detail that is applied to the 130 man-hours it takes to build each Flying Spur went into creating the extraordinary gigapixel image.
Bentley suspended a camera 264 metres up the Cayan Tower – one of Dubai’s tallest buildings – to capture what is the world’s most detailed landscape image. The innovative technology used had to withstand 40-degree heat that created a haze and 25km/h winds that threatened to disrupt stability.
An incredible 57.7 billion pixels (or 57,700 megapixels) were carefully stitched together to create a single image that also balanced light levels painstakingly across each pixel. The intricate process took 48 hours and 1825 frames to create. Downloading the image took a further 18 hours.
At the heart of the unique gigapixel photograph sits the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S. Like the image that surrounds it, the flagship of the Flying Spur range is full of extraordinary attention to the most intricate detail and hidden delights.