Bentley takes world's most advanced photo in Dubai

Ground-breaking new Gigapixel photograph revealed to promote the new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S
Bentley takes world's most advanced photo in Dubai
By Staff writer
Fri 24 Mar 2017 11:29 AM

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.

Zoom out, and the groundbreaking NASA-derived technology of the Gigapixel image allows you to explore and experience the city panorama in intricate detail. 

Zoom in and the image will take you in sharp focus, through the landscape, right up to the bonnet badge of the Flying Spur.

Explore the image at Explore.bentleymotors.com.

Viewers can also explore the Flying Spur W12 S inside and out with a 360-degree film narrated by John Paul Gregory, Bentley’s head of exterior design.

Bentley said it suspended a camera 264 metres up the Cayan Tower in Dubai to capture the image. The innovative technology used had to withstand 40-degree heat that created a haze and 25 km/h winds that threatened to disrupt stability.

A total of 57.7 billion pixels 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 1,825 frames to create. Saving the image to a disk took a further 18 hours.

At the heart of the photograph sits the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S which can achieve a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

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