This Bentley Is Part of a 7 Billion-Pixel Image

Bentley used NASA-derived technology to capture a shot of Dubai with one very brown Flying Spur W12 S.

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The Bentley Flying Spur and Dubai go together like Kenny Powers and his jet ski. While the former is the ultimate luxury sports sedan with a 626 horsepower twin-turbo W12 and a top speed just north of 200 mph, the latter is a flourishing metropolis in the middle of the Arabian Desert. Needless to say, both took a lot of manual labor to create.

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While it takes 130 hours for Bentley's team to build each Flying Spur, creating a 7-billion-pixel image of it only took 66 hours—and some know-how from NASA.

Bentley suspended a camera 866 feet up the Cayan Tower to capture what they call the world's most detailed landscape photo. Battling the 104-degree heat and strong desert winds, a whopping 57.7 billion pixels got stitched together, with balanced light levels across every single pixel. This utterly complicated process took 48 hours and 1825 frames to complete, while downloading the image took a further 18 hours.

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Zoom in!

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Zoom in more!

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Focus on the car!

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NOW ENHANCE!

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There it is.

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