NASA sharp shooter

snaps a Bentley

Bentley Mulsanne LWB, gigapixel image
Bentley Mulsanne LWB, gigapixel image, camera
Bentley Mulsanne LWB, gigapixel image, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

BENTLEY has used s high tech system originally developed by NASA to produce a ‘gigapixel' image of its new extended wheelbase Mulsanne flagship crossing San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

An incredible 4,425 times larger than a typical smartphone image, the extraordinary photograph is made up of approximately 53 billion pixels (or 53,000 megapixels).

It was created by taking 700 individual shots from the same location and ‘stitching' them together digitally. The result, if reproduced in standard print format, would be the size of a football field.

Viewers can use an innovative, interactive zoom function to travel from 700 metres out all the way into the Mulsanne's cabin - right down to the 4,500 individual stitches in the embroidered ‘Winged B' headrest logo.

Kevin Rose, Bentley's sales and marketing director, said: "Nowhere is Bentley's famed attention to detail better demonstrated than with our new Mulsanne. We wanted to commission this shot to capture both the exquisite detailing of the Mulsanne and the epic scale of our brand's ambitions. We believe the result is truly extraordinary."

The imaging system was created by NASA scientists to enable the Mars rovers to take exploratory panoramic photographs.

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