Aston Martin has revealed a striking one-off car livery for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours which will appear on the number 97 Vantage GTE.

The special colour scheme has been designed by artist Tobias Rehberger, winner of the Golden Lion for best artist at the 2009 Venice Biennale. The livery marks the 30th anniversary since an art car was first seen at Le Mans and will be one of a number of one-off special edition liveried cars on show, including retro liveries used by LMP1 squads Nissan and Porsche.

"The design is based on a geometric optical effect pattern," Rehberger said. "Comparable to a fast object, a steady fixation on a point of the pattern is impossible."

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The #97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE is set to compete in the LM GTE Pro category at Le Mans and will be driven by Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Rob Bell.

"Personally, I think art cars are fantastic," Turner said. "This design really pushes the boundaries of what's been done before and challenges how we can use patterns and colours in liveries. I love it."

The design was officially unveiled during race scrutineering in the Le Mans town centre.