Aston Martin Racing is today unveiling a Hours of Le Mans art car designed by artist Tobias Rehberger 24. Creation of unique offers Gulf # 97 Vantage GTE illusion of movement and speed, even when static. The Rehberger Vantage GTE is renowned for his art abstract optical effects that distort vision and has received many international awards and prizes, including the Golden Lion for best artist at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The Aston Martin Racing invited to design the livery that will work with lines and colors in a way never attempted before the Gulf’s Vantage GTE.
Three years from the first art car ran the race 24 percent, Rehberger Vantage GTE set out to create a design that uses geometric shapes of patterns to provide a vehicle, when static, with a view to the movement and speed.
The German artist, who will attend the race on Saturday as guest of Aston Martin Racing, explained: “My design for the Aston Martin art car is based on my interest to see a distorted and related events like the moving patterns of auto, optical effects, visual camouflage and confusion, I Turbine works earlier.
“In this case, the design is based on a geometric optical effect pattern. Matched something fast, a steady fixation point of the pattern is not possible.” Commissioned by the owner of the # 97 car longtime admired the work of Rehberger Vantage GTE and was interested to see that he was able to manipulate the appearance of the car competition based Vantage Aston Martin car’s road.
The driver of the vehicle, Darren Turner was impressed with the results: “Personally, I think a fantastic art cars,” said Turner. “This really pushes the boundaries of design that been done before and the challenge of how we can use patterns in colors Grace liveries! I love it”
The design, which will appear on the side of the # 97 Vantage GTE 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend, will be presented during the official race scrutineering in the center of the town today (8 June). The Hours of Le Mans 24 starts on Saturday 13 June at 1500hrs.