BMW Dresses X6 Coupé in "World's Blackest Black"

The first time Vantablack has been used on a car.

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BMW has unveiled a unique new take on its X6 coupé model, covering the car in Vantablack. Described as the “world’s blackest black,” the pigment was invented by Surrey NanoSystems and absorbs 99% of all light. The car will be officially debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, and BMW has announced that the spray-painted vehicle will be an exclusive show car.

The BMW X6 is painted with the Vantablack VBx2 pigment, which was developed for scientific and architectural projects and differs slightly from the original color. Vantablack makes objects appear two-dimensional and lose all design details, meaning that it would be unsuitable for a car. The Vantablack VBx2 variant used by BMW, however, allows a small amount of reflection while still taking away the car’s three-dimensional appearance.

According to BMW, the one-off X6 Coupé is the first and only car to be covered in any Vantablack variant. Other highlights of the car include its Iconic Glow kidney grille, twin headlights and tailights. Take a first look at the car in the “world’s blackest black” in the gallery above.

Vantablack has previously been used by architect Asif Khan for his Olympic Pavilion, while artist Anish Kapoor controversially acquired exclusive rights to the original color for art purposes back in 2016.

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