Aston Martin today unveiled a special 24 Hours of Le Mans art car, personally designed by artist Tobias Rehberger. The idea behind the concept is to create the illusion of speed and movement, even when the vehicle is static.
As you know, Rehberger is famous for his abstract art and interesting optical effects, that make you question your perception abilities. He has received numerous prizes and awards, that include the prestigious Golden Lion for best artist at the 2009 Venice Biennale. And now Aston Martin team invited him to create a concept, that will add incredible dynamics and colors to the vehicle.
There are more than thirty years, that passed since the first art car took place in the 24-hours race and now Rehberger takes the challenge to use geometric shapes and patterns, so the impression of movement and speed is still strong, even the car remains in one place. The artwork was commissioned by owner of vehicle #97, who is interested in the art of Rehberger and wanted to witness a combination between the elegant lines of the luxurious vehicles and the challenging art concepts of the artist. We bet he is amazed by the end result. Just as we are.
The design, that will be seen on #97 Vantage GTE was unveiled at the official race scrutineering in the town center today.
let us remind you, that the toughest race in the world, Le Mans starts on Saturday 13 June at 15:00 hrs.
Source: Aston Martin