BMW will soon officially debut a new X6 painted in the world’s blackest black, courtesy of Vantablack. The VBX6 Vantablack is a show car made in collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems, the inventors of the Vantablack technology. According to the German auto manufacturer, the X6 is the only vehicle in the world to feature Vantablack VBx2 paint finish.
The BMW X6 is coated in a VBx2 variant developed for architectural and scientific applications. The paint is sprayed onto the vehicle, with one percent hemispherical reflectance, allowing for minimal reflection from every angle. According to Surrey NanoSystems, Vantablack is perceived as two-dimensional, and this is why virtually anything covered in VBx2 loses its three-dimensional appearance.
Vantablack is widely regarded as the “blackest black,” as it was initially created for aerospace applications. At this time there are now multiple Vantablack coatings and paints such as VBx2. Any light that hits VBx2 is absorbed as opposed to reflected, converting it into heat.
BMW is set to officially introduce the VBX6 Vantablack at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For more on the stark black vehicle, watch the complementary videos below.