The new BMW X6 will be with us soon, being launched at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. But this specific one is rather unique – it is covered in Vantablack, the darkest manmade material in the world. Mike Fernie gives us a walkaround of this ultra dark car and discovers the science behind Vantablack’s ability to be the blackest of black. Standing for Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array, this material can make 3D shapes completely disappear which – in the aesthetically-challenged X6’s case – isn’t too bad a result. Oh, and there was a grenade-proof X5 there too. Enjoy the video!

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