Bentley Motors has released its ground-breaking new Gigapixel photograph – one of the world’s most detailed landscape images. The centerpiece of the photograph is a Bentley Flying Spur W12 S in the luxury marina of Dubai – the world’s fastest-growing city. With the new Gigapixel image, viewers can also explore the luxury auto inside and out with a 360-degree film narrated by John Paul Gregory, Bentley’s Head of Exterior Design. The UK native designer addresses the audience from inside the car, the stunning Bentley Suite in the The St. Regis Dubai and the new flagship Bentley retailer on the famous Sheikh Zayed road.
To create the extraordinary Gigapixel image, Bentley suspended a camera 264 metres up the Cayan Tower, one of Dubai’s tallest buildings. The advanced technology used had to withstand 40-degree heat that created a haze and 25 km/h winds that threatened to disrupt stability. An incredible 57.7 billion pixels were carefully stitched together to create a single image that also balanced light levels painstakingly across each pixel. The intricate process took 48 hours and 1,825 frames to create. Downloading the image took a further 18 hours.
The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S graces the innovative Gigapixel image. The car features enhanced power and torque outputs from the mighty 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine. Through precise calibration and tuning, engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800 Nm to 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) for a dynamic and effortless drive.
The first four-door Bentley to exceed the 200 mph performance barrier, the Flying Spur W12 S achieves a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).