GOING SUPER BLACK.
The name Vantablack®, which stands for Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array, has already become synonymous with an entire range of extremely black coatings and paints, such as VBx2, and was initially developed for coating space-borne components.
A surface coated in Vantablack® loses its defining features to the human eye, with objects appearing two-dimensional. This can be interpreted by the brain as staring into a hole or even a void, making Vantablack® a rather unsuitable vehicle paint finish, as it blots out virtually all the design details and highlights.
For this reason, the BMW X6 was coated in the VBx2 variant initially developed for use in architectural and scientific applications. This coating can be sprayed on and has a one-per-cent total hemispherical reflectance (THR), meaning it is still considered “super black” while enabling a small amount of reflection from every angle.