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An Aston Martin Vantage GTE art car designed by Tobias Rehberger will race in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The German abstract artist was commissioned by the owner of the number 97 car, who has, reportedly, been an long-time admirer of Rehberger’s work.

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With carefully placed lines and blocks of colour, Rehberger has been able to create an eye-melting livery for the car that doesn’t allow the viewer to focus on any one part of the vehicle, as well as honour Gulf’s history of supporting motorsport entrants.

According to Rehberger: “The design is based on a geometric optical effect pattern. Comparable to a fast object, a steady fixation on a point of the pattern is impossible.”

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Rehberger says this his design for the art car “is rooted in my interest in distorted perception and related phenomena like auto moving patterns, optical effects, camouflage and visual confusion, which I have addressed in many works before”.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans race takes place this weekend in France.




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