BMW will offer a world premiere of the third-generation BMW X6 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company will also present a spectacular one-off vehicle with a Vantablack VBx2 nanostructure paint finish that highlights the expressive design language and confident, dominant and muscular appearance of the new BMW X6 to perfection. BMW and Surrey NanoSystems, the inventors of the Vantablack technology are the masterminds behind the show car.
“We turned down numerous requests from various automobile manufacturers in the past,” explains Ben Jensen, founder and Chief Technical Officer of Surrey NanoSystems. “It took the MBW X6 and its unique, expressive design for us to entertain the idea.” Various highlights such as optional Iconic Glow Kidney grille, distinctive twin headlights and striking taillights offer a contrast to the Vantablack VBx2 paint finish, which changes the visual perception of the viewer of an object’s three-dimensional shape.
The surface coated in Vantablack loses its defining features to the human eye, with objects appearing two-dimensional.
The name Vantablack has already become synonymous with an entire range of extremely black coatings and paints such as VBx2. It contains an acronym of the technology enabling this superior black in its first two syllables, which stand for Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array, a matrix made out of carbon.
Source: BMW Group