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September 22, 2019

Vantablack BMW

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From the Verge :

At next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW will display a one-off version of the forthcoming third-generation X6 SUV that's been fully coated in Vantablack paint, in which carbon nanotubes are used to create one of the darkest substances on Earth.

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BMW tapped Surrey NanoSystems, the company that stumbled onto Vantablack a few years ago, to cover one of its new X6s in a newer version of the substance called VBX2. (The Verge actually just visited Surrey NanoSystems’ UK headquarters to get a look at Vantablack up close, check it out.)

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This Vantablack variant allows for the slightest bit of light reflection while remaining "super black," according to Surrey NanoSystems founder Ben Jensen.

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The Vantablack X6 is likely to cause a stir in Frankfurt. The paint is, by all accounts, a transfixing thing to look at.

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Hussein Al-Attar, the X6's designer, said in an interview that he could see it becoming an actual paint option on the new SUV, because "X6 drivers are among our most extroverted and free-spirited customers."

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September 22, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink






Posted by: bookofjoe | Sep 25, 2019 5:15:58 PM

I wonder if I could get them to put that on my BMW 633 CSi. It would be like having a stealth fighter while driving our dark country roads at high speeds. My Sharknose bimmer is a lot better looking than the refrigerator they have it on now. One down side would be that it would make me invisible to the farmers that drive 35 on the freeways.

Posted by: Roger B Watts | Sep 25, 2019 4:14:08 PM

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