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Auto ShowsThe Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black

18:10  10 september  2019
18:10  10 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Vantablack is the darkest pigment ever created, and BMW decided to paint an X 6 in this hue. If you're not familiar with Vantablack , it's the creation of Surrey NanoSystems. This vehicle was covered in the Vantablack VBx2 spray-on coating, which is used for architectural and scientific applications.

BMW partnered with Vantablack maker Surrey Nano Systems and creative agency Levitation 29 to create the world's blackest X 6 . The playful idea behind the vehicle is to create a new spin on concealing an upcoming model. Rather than using camouflage or extra panels, this incredibly dark

The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black
The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black

When an automaker wants to tease a new vehicle, it'll usually wrap the car in camouflage, which obscures its most interesting details, leaving everyone (ideally) champing at the bit for more. For the Frankfurt Motor Show and the release of the third-gen BMW X6 , the German automaker took a slightly different approach.

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The BMW X 6 show car has been coated with the Vantablack variant VBx2, which was originally developed for the fields of architecture and science. Vantablack -coated lenses make faint stars and distant galaxies visible, as solar flares stand little chance against the high-tech light-absorbing material.

We first saw this darker -than- dark Bimmer at the end of August, and if you thought those images were photoshopped, here’s a video of the Vantablack X 6 in BMWBlog on Facebook has the clip, and it’s downright eerie to behold. Black already absorbs color, but Vantablack is designed to absorb nearly

BMW this week unveiled a third-generation X6 covered in Vantablack. While nearly every corner of the car is obscured, it's pretty easy to make out the roofline and the grille, the latter of which is illuminated because that's the world we live in now. Not that it matters, because the X6 debuted ahead of the Vantablack model's debut.

The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. It's a real shame I used Spinal Tap's "none more black" joke a few weeks ago , but then again, who could have predicted this? Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

If you're not familiar with Vantablack, it's the creation of Surrey NanoSystems. This vehicle was covered in the Vantablack VBx2 spray-on coating, which is used for architectural and scientific applications. It reflects just 1% of the light sent its way, removing an item's three-dimensional appearance and making you feel like you're staring into a black hole. It achieves this reflectivity by using carbon nanotubes in vertical alignment, which absorbs nearly all light, converting it to heat. And it works: I can't see a damn thing in that top photo, save for some tiny angles along the bottom of the bumper.

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BMW introduces the BMW VBX6 Vantablack . This exclusive show car is the result of a collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems. BMW says that the X 6 is the first and only vehicle in the world to feature a Vantablack VBx2 paint finish. “We turned down numerous requests from various

BMW X 6 Vantablack is a car that features the " blackest black in the world." It's the result of a collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems. Vantablack was developed for aerospace applications and the technology used to design the color is called Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array.

The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black© Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow

It's a real shame I used Spinal Tap's "none more black" joke a few weeks ago, but then again, who could have predicted this?

Like the X5 before it, the X6 is available with I6 and V8 gas powertrains, and a plug-in hybrid could sneak its way in there, too. As with previous generations, it wouldn't be obscene to expect a hi-po X6 M variant in the future, but that one is likely a year away at the earliest.

The Vantablack BMW X6 dons a slightly darker black© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Here's what the X6 looks like with a normal shade of black paint. All the details are still there. Vantablack is a whole 'nother universe. BMW

Even though it won't be made available for purchase in Vantablack, BMW intends to shove the SUV into showrooms in November, seeing as how its X5 sibling has been on sale for some time now. Like its predecessors, the third-generation X6 will be built at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Originally published Aug. 28

Update, Sept. 10: Adjusted language to reflect the X6's prior debut.

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