Bentley captures 57.7 billion pixel image of Dubai to mark the release of their latest luxury sedan
posted Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT
Bentley has a new handcrafted luxury automobile releasing soon, the Flying Spur W12 S, the latest sedan in their “entry-level” line. What better way to promote the new car than with a 57.7 billion pixel image of the Dubai skyline with a Bentley Flying Spur located somewhere in the shot?
To capture the incredible image, Bentley suspended a camera 866 feet (264 meters) up the Cayan Tower in Dubai and shot 1,825 individual frames. Daily Mail reports that the photos took 48 hours to capture and that Bentley used a system based on NASA technology. The camera had to deal with 104° F temperatures and 15 mph winds which created haze and stability issues. As you can imagine, stitching together images captured across 48 hours proved challenging, requiring a lot of work to naturally blend shots taken with different lighting conditions.
While looking at the image might not be quite as enjoyable as taking the new Bentley up to its top speed of 202 mph, it is nonetheless very fun to explore the massive image. You can view it for yourself here. Be sure to zoom all the way in, it’s very impressive.
If this type of Bentley marketing seems familiar to you, you might recall this image of the Bentley Mulsanne on the Golden Gate Bridge, which came in at 53 billion pixels. If you're interested in picking up a Bentley Flying Spur, the entry-level model is available for a mere $203,725.