There’s a faint rumour that the world darkest compound, the Vantablack, was discovered by accident, but let me assure you what you see below wasn’t. If you haven’t heard of the name Surrey NanoSystems, allow us to tell you that these folks are responsible for the invention of the compound that makes Darth Vader’s suit look like a cold breezy Swiss morning. And if the X6 below fancies you, it’s for a fact that BMW worked with the British company to birth this iteration.

BMW X6 Vantablack
The BMW VBx2. (Image source: BMW)

Haunting its way fresh out of the Pandora’s Box, the X6 that you see below is just one of its kind. However, the SUV is not covered in the actual compound that was developed in Britain. While the one that made headlines sometime in 2014 absorbs everything but 0.035 per cent of light incident on it, the one that covers the X6 is a bit forgiving reflecting just 1 per cent.

BMW X6 Vantablack
The BMW VBx2. (Image source: BMW)

And if you have a shade that was originally designed for space-borne components, what better car to use it than the X6 right? It has been christened as the VBx2. Both the companies claim that the real Vantablack was not on the table as it was deemed to be expensive and difficult to be applied on a car. On one hand, the Bavarians claim that the finish “highlights the expressive design language and confident, dominant and muscular appearance of the new BMW X6 to perfection.” On the other, whatsoever, we ask, would you wake this beast if it was asleep in a dark room?