The British luxury automaker is again playing the game of hide and seek in plain sight – as they are again turning to a gigapixel photo after the last time we saw one as a beautiful panorama of the Golden Gate bridge with an extended wheelbase Mulsanne in it.
Now the automaker has decided to hide a Flying Spur on the streets of Dubai, which is an interesting play – since it’s fairly easy to hide one in this particular town, which is renowned for holding many of them. Bentley has again told us that such a feat needs work – capturing this photo was a labor-intensive process that involved a camera that was taken 866 feet up Dubai’s Cayan Tower – one of the tallest buildings out there. No less than 48 hours and 1,825 frames later, as well as with another 18 hours added in just for downloading, the feat was done. And the finished shot has a total of no less than 57.7 billion pixels, which is actually 4 billion more than the Golden Gate iteration.
And with such a high resolution, you can actually switch from Dubai’s full skyline to a crystal-clear shot of Bentley’s crest on the Flying Spur’s hood – that is after you find the needle in the hair pin. The photo is also the result of laborious post-processing, because the pixels were stitched and light levels balanced to create the incredible detail. As far as Dubai is concerned, this is no coincidence – the city is full of buyers that will take the Flying Spur home in a heartbeat – that is after they also commissioned the car to their most intimate desires.