Bentley has unveiled a ‘gigapixel’ image, created using technology originally developed by NASA to enable Mars rovers to take exploratory panoramic photographs, featuring the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase in Rose Gold over Magnetic duo-tone crossing San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge.
Through the website, 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, and Bentley said the result, if reproduced in standard print format, would be the size of a football field.
“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,” said Bentley sales and marketing board member Kevin Rose, saying the Mulsanne is the best model to demonstrate Bentley’s attention to detail.
The 250 mm extension of the Mulsanne’s wheelbase, which was extended from 3,266mm to 3,516 mm, went completely to rear-seat passenger legroom, as it was designed specifically for those who prefer being driven.
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.
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 to allow natural light into the cabin.
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 new 21” wheels.