Auction details for Automobili Lamborghini’s first-ever NFT have been revealed. The Italian automaker announced that it would auction off a series of NFTs that was produced in collaboration with Swiss artist Fabian Oefner, together with NFT Pro and Sotheby’s. Lamborghini will receive bids on the five pairs of physical and digital artworks by the artist between February 1st and February 4th. The auction for the first of the five NFTs will take place on nft.lamborghini.com start at 4:00 pm CET, while each of the other auctions will begin and end 15 minutes later than their preceding one. Every auction will last for 75 hours and 50 minutes, the exact time it took Apollo 11 to leave Earth and enter the moon’s orbit.
The physical artwork, the Space Key, features carbon fiber pieces that Lamborghini sent to the International Space Station back in 2020. Engraved with a unique QR code, these carbon fiber parts link the digital element, are a series of five photographs of a Lamborghini Ultimae, lifting off toward the space. The images showcase five separate moments within seconds from each other as the car rises above the earth. Like the exhaust flame of a rocket, the car’s parts, the engine, the transmission, the suspension, and hundreds of nuts and bolts are shooting away from the chassis.
To create the image, the artist captured more than 1500 individual parts of a real car. The photograph of the earth`s curvature was made by sending a weather balloon fitted with a camera to the edge of the stratosphere.
The artist then combined all of these images into an image. Each of the five NFTs has more than 600 Million pixels. As one starts to zoom in, hidden details of these photographs are revealed. The massive resolution allows for tiny markings on the firing order of the V12 engine to be read.
At the start of the project, Fabian Oefner studied the engineering plans of the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae and created a sketch of what the final photograph will look like. Based on that sketch, Lamborghini prepared all the necessary parts and components of a production-ready Ultimae.
The pieces were then photographed by Oefner and his team in a makeshift photo studio right next to the production line at the Lamborghini Factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese. It took Oefner and his team more than 2 months to create this masterpiece.
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