Aston Martin and a privateer who will be fielding a Vantage GTE race car at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans have teamed up to create a unique Le Mans Art Car. They tapped German artist Tobias Rehberger for the design, and he came up with something that captures the spirit of the event and the character of the car rather well.
Rehberger’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE Le Mans Art Car uses geometric shapes and patterns to give the car, when static, the impression of movement and speed. It’s all visual trickery, but it looks a lot cooler than a blunt racing livery with sponsorship stickers all over it. Kudos to the owner of the car, Darren Turner, for commissioning this work of art.
In describing his work, Rehberger said: “My design for the Aston Martin 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. In this case, 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.”
Turner was also happy with the result, commenting: “Personally, I think art cars are fantastic,” commented Turner. “This design really pushes the boundaries of what’s been done before and challenges how we can use patterns and colours in racecar liveries – I love it!”Aston Martin Vantage GTE Le Mans Art Car Unveiled ,