Aston Martin Reveals Vantage GTE Art Car For Le Mans

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The Gulf livery is undoubtedly one of the most iconic in all of motorsport, but at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, Aston Martin will be running an altogether more original color scheme.

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Looking like something between a television test pattern and a 3D projection viewed without the requisite glasses, the livery is actually designed as an optical illusion, to distort perception and trick the eye into thinking the car is moving even when it’s sitting still.

Of course it still features the unmistakable Gulf logos, and is made up of alternating bars of orange, yellow, blue, and black. It’s the work of German artist Tobias Rehrberger, renowned for his abstract experimental art, and will appear on the #97 Vantage GTE this coming weekend when the famous endurance race gets under way in Western France.

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