By   June 9, 2015

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car

The above pictured Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car has a livery that is the creation of artist Tobias Rehberger. He appears to have taken his inspiration from a TV test pattern. For those of you who haven’t seen such a thing we have put an example below and just tell us that the designs don’t look alike.

TV Test Pattern

The #97 car will be difficult to miss on the famed Circuit de la Sarthe. It will be interesting to see how it looks in motion, although people with certain types of Epilepsy may need to keep from looking at it for too long.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out more about the special Aston Martin that will be competing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car Up Close

The German artist, Tobias Rehberger, who is responsible for the design, will attend Saturday’s race as a guest of Aston Martin Racing. Of the car and his artwork he 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.”

Aston Martin Vantage GTE Art Car Rear Side

Driver, Darren Turner was impressed with the finished results and if it he said; “Personally, I think art cars are fantastic. This design really pushes the boundaries of what’s been done before and challenges how we can use patterns and colors in racecar liveries – I love it!”

The design may make people adjust their TV sets, but at speed in person it could look amazing, or terrible. Either way we will find out on June 13th when the 24 Hours of Le Mans starts.

Picture source: Denelson83