The colors, and their perception by our eyes, are a quite formidable mechanics. It is possible to achieve absolutely stunning effects, sometimes without much difficulty. This BMW, for example, is painted in a very special black, the Vantablack.
If you thought that black only existed in one shade, you will have to review your copy. You may remember, a few years ago, we discovered the project of a brand new black. The Vantablack is its name, offering the astonishing peculiarity of absorbing 99.965% of the light. Today, it seems that BMW has decided to play with this color. here is a BMW X6 quite singular, a X6 fully painted in Vantablack. And the result is … how to say, dark to the possible!
BMW VBX6 Vantablack, an X6 painted in Vantablack
The BMW VBX6 Vantablack is a demonstration vehicle only, a creation that is due to the collaboration between BMW, of course, and Surry NanoSystems, inventor of the Vantablack technology. According to the German automaker, this BMW X6 is the only vehicle in the world to use the Vantablack VBx2 finish. This VBx2 finish has been developed especially for scientific use, especially in the world of architecture. It comes out clearly from its scope but we must recognize that the game was worth the candle.
for a rendering that seems totally surreal
The end result is a BMW X6 that seems totally "flat", and that is precisely the purpose of the operation. With this single painting, a surrealist rendering. Almost all of the light being absorbed, the 3D objects, whatever they are, seem flat. Hard to imagine that BMW intends to offer this finish VBx2 future customers of this car but it is obvious that if this were to be the case, the effect would be most striking on our roads. According to Hussein al-Attar, designer of the new X6: "we often prefer to talk about silhouette and proportion rather than surfaces and lines. Vantablack VBx2 coating brings its fundamental aspects of automotive design to the fore, without any distractions of light or light reflections."