Dubbed the VBX6 Vantablack, this is a show car made in collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems, the latter of whom is the inventor of the Vantablack technology. According to BMW, they claim that they the BMW X6 is the only vehicle in the world to feature the use of the Vantablack VBx2 finish.
The VBx2 finish has actually been specifically developed for architectural and scientific use. The end result is a BMW X6 that looks kind of “flat”, but that’s kind of what makes the paint so surreal where it absorbs so much light that it can make 3D objects look flat. We’re not sure if BMW plans on making the VBx2 an actual option for future BMW X6 customers, but there is no doubt that if it were, it would be quite a striking look to see on the streets.
According to Hussein al-Attar, the designer of the new X6, “We often prefer to talk about silhouettes and proportions rather than surfaces and lines. The Vantablack VBx2 coating foregrounds these fundamental aspects of automotive design, without any distraction from light and reflections.”