Aston Martin Racing has taken the wraps off the Vantage GTE Le Mans art car. Will participate at this weekend's Le Mans race.
Aston Martin Racing has taken the wraps off the Vantage GTE Le Mans art car.
Commissioned by the owner of the #97 car, the special finish represents the work of artist Tobias Rehberger who wanted to give this Gulf Vantage GTE "the illusion of movement and speed, even when static." The German artist is known for his work concerning abstract art and optical effects and for this latest project he was invited by Aston Martin to elaborate a special livery for the Vantage GTE race car. Speaking about the design, Rehberger says "is based on a geometric optical effect pattern. Comparable to a fast object, a steady fixation on a point of the pattern is impossible."
It's been 30th years since the first art car competed at Le Mans and now Darren Turner will be behind the wheel of this special Vantage GTE at the start of the 83rd Le Mans edition set for this Saturday. A big fan of Rehberger's work and art cars in general, Turner says this latest look "pushes the boundaries of what's been done before and challenges how we can use patterns and colors in racecar liveries."