Bentley has released a groundbreaking ‘gigapixel’ image of its new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. The epic panorama photograph shows the car crossing San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge. But the quality of the image is so high that you can zoom right in and see tiny details inside the car.
The stunning picture was created using technology originally developed by NASA. It enables the Mars Rover to take exploratory panoramic photographs for scientists back on earth.
And now Bentley enthusiasts can see it in action to explore the new Mulsanne. Starting 700 metres away from the car, use the interactive zoom to get close enough to see right into the Mulsanne’s cabin. The extraordinary detail even shows the 4,500 individual stitches embroidered in the Bentley logo on the headrest.
The final image is made of 700 individual shots from the same location which were digitally ‘stitched’ together. The photo contains approximately 53 billion pixels (53,000 megapixels), making it 4,425 times larger than a typical smartphone image. If it was printed to scale, it would be size of a football pitch.
The car in the picture is Bentley’s Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase in the two-tone colour ‘Rose Gold over Magnetic’.
The standard Mulsanne’s wheelbase is extended by 250mm to 3,516mm to create even more legroom for the rear passengers. It’s the most generously proportioned luxury limousine in the world, and Bentley call it a ‘first-class air travel experience for the road’.
The rear seats also come with fully integrated airline-style electronic leg rests. They extend outwards and pivot to move between upright, relaxed and reclined seating positions.
The two seats are separated by an ornate console finished in handcrafted veneer, metal, glass and leather. It houses practical features including pen and cup holders, USB ports and a glass-covered storage area.
There is also the option for folding tables on the back seats for those wishing to work on the go. And privacy is provided by the electric curtains, available in black or champagne colour.
There is also a large sunroof in the rear cabin that can be controlled by passengers or the driver. The glass panel allows natural light to flood into the Mulsanne.
Explore Bentley’s gigapixel image on their website.