The colors of the world are never enough for some reason. Color engineers—or whatever you call the people who tinker with hues for a living—just keep rolling out something new every now and then.
We’re not complaining—the more options we have, the merrier. Personally, though, what I find most fascinating in the business of creating new colors is how people try to make the color black even blacker.
Take this new Musou Black, for example. Its makers claim that it’s the world’s blackest paint, and we’re not here to argue. It’s quite mesmerizing, and we reckon it’ll look even more so when you see the real thing up close.
Now, the fun part about this whole Musou Black hullaballoo is this: the guys over from DipYourCar got hold of this darker-than-dark paint and tried coating a Plasti Dipped car with it. The canvass? No less than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. And yes, the finished product is the blacked-out car you see above.
“I don’t know how to describe it. I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life. We’ve been doing videos for almost 10 years now and this is one of the wildest—if not the wildest—projects we’ve ever done.” said DipYourCar owner Fonzie.
“The only way I can describe it is it just doesn’t look real. It looks like real life has been Photoshopped. It’s crazy,” Fonzie added.
You can click play on the video below to see the actual coating process and, of course, more of the final product.
Alright, these guys may have slightly exaggerated with the title. On paper, Vantablack is supposed to be darker than Musou Black, but we can’t really say if there’s a clear-cut difference. Heck, even the guys who built what could be the world’s darkest Evo aren’t even sure. But does it really matter?
The only way we might ever find out if is we get to see this Lancer side-by-side with BMW’s Vantablack X6.