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My man – “Can” took his try on the perspective phenomenon. As we see, he was obviously inspired by Audi R8 post (or less likely by “Optical Illusion of 3 Terrain Vehicles“), and decided to convince himself from the first hand. Can’s results are really impressive! I’m not much of a car enthusiast, but I think there are some nifty Lamborghinis shown here. Can you believe they are all actually the same size?? Nah, didn’t think you will. If you are still not convinced that all of our different-colored cars are the same, check their license plates ;)

Lamborghini Optical Illusion

Yes they are all the same size (colored Lamborghinis). Check their license plates :)

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35 Responses
  1. Henry says:

    common… still kinda kewl to think your eyes cant pick up they are all the same size

  2. Mr Average says:

    Nice one, I couldn’t believe they are the same size until I measured it.

  3. Wido says:

    Sorry to say this but, this is photoshop. Check the license, green and blue have the same license with different color. Even the red one looks the same. Beside, check the wheels on the green one and the mirror, is kind of pink. I bet this is hue changes to the red one

    • Seve says:

      Of couse it’s photo shopped. The point is that all the Lambo are the same size pictures imposed yet they look different sizes

  4. Calvin Clarence says:

    this is my fav optical illision
    no 1 can say it the bes
    sept 4 me
    & also it 1 of my all time
    fav cars

  5. Spider says:

    No, I believe you. They are the same size. But this is more comparable to the bull (or were they pigs? LOL! No, the bulls in the beer commercial poster or something) than to the Audi, I think.

    This is a good one. If I may guess, I think the blue one is the real Lamborghini, and the other colors are the photoshopped ones.

  6. Asia says:

    Man. I would like to be the guy that has all these lambos. You get two benefits: 1 awesome cars; and 2 IT’S AN OPTICAL ILLUSION!

  7. Darksca says:

    It’s photo edited, all the same size cars but if you view the largest picture and look at the shadow of the cars you can see that it is edited.

    So no real fun this one.

  8. very cool. i dont get how it works though

  9. Aliyns says:

    Could you please explain why our brain makes the images that would be further away in detail? I’m really fascinated and would love to know some science behind it.

  10. EchoGnome says:

    To all those dissing the Photoshop elements:

    It really doesnt matter if the colours have been adjusted or even if the image has been composited, what matters is that the Lambo’s ARE the same size but don’t LOOK the same size. To be honest IMO this is no different to a drawn or painted illusion, its just using a different way of creating the image.

    • tobeamiss says:

      exactly. People are so busy picking apart all of the small details that they’re not seeing the big picture or getting the point of the whole illusion…sad.

  11. CruzyCat says:

    I don’t get the point of this one.
    Nice car, but bogus images. They might be the same size, but the photo editing wasn’t done very well. Not up to your usual standards, IMHO.

  12. Mr Average says:

    Our brains’ concept of perspective is based on the notion that objects that are closer appear larger and are measured relative to surrounding objects. The brain expects the yellow one to appear larger than the blue one because it is closer based on it’s position in the photograph. However, since they are the same actual size in the photograph the brain interprets that as meaning the yellow one is smaller. Also, the yellow car appears smaller in comparison to nearby objects, such as the cobblestones in the driveway, whereas the red one dwarfs the nearby palm trees. The un-altered line of cars to the right adds a further comparison of what the brain expects to see.

    The fact that it is photoshopped is irrelavent in my opinion.

  13. tony says:

    Bugger me, at first I just thought “what a pile of poop” – then read a comment, got a ruler out, and knock me down with a feather!!!

    VERY clever

  14. BACONEATER says:

    Sorry to say this but, this is photoshop. Check the license, green and blue have the same license with different color. Even the red one looks the same. Beside, check the wheels on the green one and the mirror, is kind of pink. I bet this is hue changes to the red one
    ~
    Well duh, it’s obvious that it’s photoshopped. It’s supposed to be. The point is that all the cars are the same photo, except different colours and placed in different spots on the image. So don’t go around thinking you’re all smart like, ‘this one is a fake’ because you’re dumb and don’t get the point of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Leandro says:

    The illusion is that they are not lamborghinis, but bmws!

  16. Ryan says:

    The red one is the ‘original’ and the other three are altered in color. The best way to tell is the red tail lights with amber corners.

    And why do people join this site just to say how fake everything is? They are ILLUSIONS! They are, by definition, pictures that are supposed to look like two (or more) different things!

  17. Facebook User says:

    Oh Internet, what has become of you!

    *Of course* it’s an edited photo people! For the Hidden Animal pictures, do you shout out “It’s a painting!” No, you sit back and enjoy the illusion for what it is. Thinking you’ve spoted the truth behind the illusion by playing the “photoshop” card just makes you look… well, as silly as those that insist on being the “First Post!!”.

    These particular types of illusions make my eyes hurt, this one included, so kudos Can, on a successful illusion.

  18. Michael says:

    Odd looking effect here that stems from duplicating the cars in photoshop and then not correcting them for perspective as they are pasted back into the image.

    The cars are the same size but because our brain expects the one in the foreground to be larger, it appears smaller.

  19. Spider says:

    To “photoshopped” or “fake” comments: Are you guys stupid or what? Read Vurdlak’s foreword for this illusion, why don’t you?

    “If you are still not convinced that all of our different-colored cars are the same, check their license plates ;)”

    Vurdlak clearly stated that this picture WAS photoshopped. It’s the same car (with the same license plate, that’s why he told you to check them out) duplicated and pasted there —> i.e: photoshopped!

    The point Vurdlak was trying to get through (that you guys apparently didn’t get) was: It’s not only the same car, it’s also the same size, even though you seem to see them to be different in size.

    The photo editing wasn’t done very well, not up to your usual standard? Who the f*** cares? That’s not the point! The point is, it’s an illusion of cars that seem to be in different size when they’re actually the same size.

  20. Spider says:

    To people who don’t get it:

    Your brain process the info received from your sight in terms of perspective. Example: from where you stand, object A is farther away than object B. For your brain to accept the fact or calculate that A is the same size as B, then A has to LOOK/SEEM smaller than B.

    Vice versa, if you see that A seems the same size or bigger than B, then your brain would automatically accept the fact that A is ACTUALLY bigger than B.

    That’s why perspective has a big role in this illusion. You see the parking space with the roof? And the cars in it? That’s the most obvious perspective you see in this image. As you see the roof gets lower, the pillars and cars get smaller, your brain would automatically accept the fact that those objects are the same size.

    That’s why when you see four cars with the exact same size, your brain would automatically think that they’re NOT. That the red is bigger than the blue, and the blue is bigger than the green, and the green is bigger than the yellow. It’s because at the same time, your brain is processing the “correct” perspective sight right next to it.

    That’s why I compared this illusion with the bulls poster in my previous comment (although it turns out to be NOT a beer commercial. It’s some kind of a soup or toast spread.) Check it out here: http://www.moillusions.com/2009/03/sinking-feeling-illusion-by-bovril.html

    Click the “Relative Size” link on the Illusion Category on the right bar for other comparison. You WILL see that on this type of illusion, there’s always a “correct” perspective sight right next to the “different size” objects.

    Hope it helps.

  21. “The cars are the same size but because our brain expects the one in the foreground to be larger, it appears smaller.”

    Ok i got it now, sorry

  22. Different says:

    I think original colour of the car is red, and the original position of the car is where the blue is.

    What you think?

  23. Aliyns says:

    Thanks spider, that’s incredible. This has something do with what’s called constancy scaling then?

    Regardless, I get it now. Incredible. Love it. Thanks.

    And to all those that can’t help but point out it’s photoshopped, we know.. what’s your point? That’s the illusion fools. It’s like you guys think Photoshop is just some magical tool that makes all these crazy things possible.. really it is just like MSPaint on steroids. Which really is at it’s most basic a canvas and paint palette. Search for “Mona Lisa MS Paint” online, might change your view.

  24. Can says:

    Again, thanks to Vurdlak for posting this contribution. Like he already described, I wanted to convince myself of the possibility of the perspective phenomenon. So I made the positioning of the vehicles in Photoshop,(!yes it’s a bit untidy) and I could not believe it myself first. During i dragged the lambo’s around, it looked like as if the objects were shrinking. really crazy…. :)
    See the original image: http://bit.ly/4wkNl0

  25. John says:

    WHAT!!??? This is AWFUL! Look at the green car, this has been done in MS Paint! C’mon

  26. After all the illusions I’ve seen like this, it still trips me up. I luffs it

  27. Very clever, just goes to show you that we can confuse the brain until one really concentrates on what is there to what is not.

  28. Someone says:

    please people, read what the author’s written b4 u start acting smart!
    stop saying it’s fake!
    ok, so it’s photoshopped, but doesn’t mean its fake!
    this is a site for OPTICAL ILLUSIONS, so basically anything u see here is not logical anyway
    and look up the 2 words if u don’t know what they mean!

  29. Toffee says:

    i agree, its a perfect illusion and can be verified by replacing the background with plane white bg.

  30. scott says:

    they should not be the same size , in perspective the red one should be the smallist :)

  31. Cameron says:

    A very sad attempt of a Photoshop.

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