You might remember hunting through humorous illustrations as a kid to find Waldo’s red-and-white striped shirt, and Bentley is reviving that concept for adults with its new gigapixel image of a Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. At first, the big sedan is just speck in the photo, but the window slowly zooms in on this examples distinct combination of Rose Gold and Magnetic gray.
Bentley used a special camera placed 2,300 feet away from the sedan to create the 53 billion-pixel photograph. The device took 700 pictures from the same location and then stitched them together, which made so much detail possible. The interactive window below lets you zoom in close enough to see the headrest logo’s stitching.
With nearly 10 inches of extra wheelbase over the standard Mulsanne, the bigger sedan offers bountiful room for rear passengers. The occupants in the back also get extending leg rests for even more comfort on the move. Between the rear seats, Bentley builds a console using a luxurious combination of wood veneer, metal, glass, and leather. Optional folding tables offer a place to get some work done or have a bite to eat, too. To motivate the massive vehicle, Bentley installs its biturbo 6.75-liter V8 with 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet. The significant power goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic. Take a very close look at it in the window below.
Gallery: Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase Gigapixel Image
FROM EPIC PANORAMA TO INTRICATE DETAIL: BENTLEY’S EXTRAORDINARY ‘GIGAPIXEL’ IMAGE
JUN 21, 2016
- Bentley unveils world’s most extraordinary car photograph
- ‘Gigapixel’ image features new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge
- Zoom from 700 metres out to exquisite individual interior stitches
- 53 billion-pixel image created using space exploration technology
- Explore the image at www.BentleyMotors.com/LookCloser
(Crewe, 21 June 2016) Today Bentley is unveiling a groundbreaking ‘gigapixel’ image, featuring the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase in Rose Gold over Magnetic duo-tone crossing San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge.
The image was created using technology originally developed by NASA to enable Mars rovers to take exploratory panoramic photographs. 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.
An incredible 4,425 times larger than a typical smartphone image, this 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.
Kevin Rose, Bentley’s Board Member for Sales and Marketing, 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.”
Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase: Rear Passenger Comfort Redefined
Designed for customers with a preference for being driven, the Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase featured in the gigapixel shot offers a first-class air-travel experience for the road.
The 250 mm extension of the Mulsanne’s wheelbase (from 3,266 mm up to 3,516 mm) is entirely to the benefit of rear-seat passenger legroom. This significant increase in interior space makes the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase the most generously proportioned pinnacle luxury limousine in the world, and by far the most comfortable way to travel on four wheels.
To make the best use of the additional rear legroom, Bentley has developed airline-style electronic legrests which are integrated into the bases of the two rear seats. These extend outward and pivot, affording rear-seat passengers the luxury of choice between upright, relaxed and reclined seating positions.
A beautifully appointed console separates the two rear seats in the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. Ornate and functional, the console is appointed in the finest handcrafted veneer, metal, glass and leather and houses practical features such as USB ports, pen holders, cup holders and a glass-covered stowage area.
For those passengers who wish to work on the move, both rear seats can also be specified with a deployable, folding table. For privacy, electric curtains at the rear are standard fitment and can be tailored with either a black or champagne coloured interior lining.
Rear-seat passengers also benefit from a large-format sunroof over the rear cabin. Controlled by the passengers or the driver, the tilting and sliding glass panel (with Alcantara sun blind) allows natural light to flood into the Mulsanne’s beautifully appointed cabin and clearly reinforces the Extended Wheelbase’s focus on the rearward passenger.
For additional differentiation and choice, customers are able to specify their cars in a wide range of duo-tone exterior paint combinations, such as the Rose Gold over Magnetic seen in the gigapixel image, and with a beautiful new 21” wheel.
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