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2016-06-22 12:18

I'VE SEEN IT ALL: Every now and again a manufacturer will do something that redefines awesomeness. And Bentley did just that with their new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. Image: Bentley

San Francisco - Bentley delivers one of the coolest, interactive experiences yet - a gigapixel image hiding its new Mulsanne sedan.

The Mulsanne, in its new Extended Wheelbase guise, was photographed travelling along San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge.

At first glance the sedan can barely be seen, requiring a keen eye and/or a magnifying glass to be spotted.

Keep on zooming

By using the zoom function, you are able to "travel 700m" until the car is revealed on the bridge. You can zoom all way inside the passenger seat! 

To produce the image, Bentley captured 700 individual photographs of the car from the same position and digitally stitched the images together. Incredibly the image does not pixelate regardless of how far you zoom.

The result is an image that, if printed, would be the size of a soccer field, and is roughly about 4425 times larger than a photo on your smartphone.

READ: Sexy Bentley Mulsanne goes topless

Once you’ve zoomed onto the Bentley logo on the passenger seat, a popup menu will request to take you inside the Mulsanne’s interior for a full 360-degree video of the cabin. Un-freaking-believable!

Click here for the full experience, now!

Lurking power

The Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase is equipped with a massive twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 that develops 377kW/1020Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF gearbox. The combined result is a super sedan that clears the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.5 seconds and will run out of steam at 296km/h.

Bentley South Africa said it has no plans to bring this model to the country.






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