This is something you wouldn’t have seen. before it’s the 2020 BMW xx covered in. the darkest man-made material ever made . Fanta black absorbs 99.9 65 percent of. light making it the definition of. darkness the darkest man-made material. on earth it is essentially the closest. you can get to a black hole with. virtually no light being able to escape. from it. Fanta black is made up of miniscule. carbon nanotubes when light hits the. tubes it is almost completely absorbed. with the tubes being so thin that. photons the particles that make up light. can’t get in the material on this car. isn’t quite the fuel ninety nine point. nine six five vantablack but has instead. a sprayable material known as gbx2 which. achieves 99% light absorption that 1%. definitely makes a difference in terms. of picking out some of the shapes on the. car but it is still frighteningly dark.
the human eye struggles to pick out. shapes covered in vantablack essentially. rendering 3d structures into simple 2d. shapes any other black surface you can. shine a torch at and be able to at least. pick out some shapes and contours but. I’ve deliberately worn all black for the. shoot to show the difference between a. seemingly dark material and vantablack. now to get vantablack. onto a car you have to spray it and the. sprayed material is slightly different. to the Karman chip material if you were. to zoom in on this vantablack on this x6. you just actually see something. resembling a coral reef so the photons. reach that coral reef and get trapped. within it meaning the light gets. absorbed and you get this effect so why.
is BMW covered this x6 in vantablack. well one of the new features on the car. is this illuminated kidney grille. if. isn’t massive already why not illuminate. it with light – really sure off and the. contrast between that and the vantablack. is pretty striking although from my. perspective i reck’n have covered it in. vantablack because it’s not exactly. annoying as the best-looking car they. produced so cover it in this material. and it basically disappears having been. around this car all day I’ve been. wondering what it reminds me to remember. Batman Begins when Batman switches off.
all the lights on his Batmobile and he. sneaks through the police traffic this. car can definitely do that. . another car BMW has released is the x5. protection vr6. its latest armor-plated car is gained. 800 kilograms to protect heads of state. and ambassadors and that means the total. mass is three point six five tonnes all. in the name of protection now vr6. is its ballistic rating which ranges. from vr 1 to VR 10 so this car is built. to deal with Kalashnikov rifles and hand. grenades that seems like enough possibly.
my favorite aspect of this car is the. windows there’s five layers of glass. there which relates to a 30 millimeter. barrier a Kalashnikov bullet is not. getting through that also there’s steel. brackets on either side of the window. because on some armor-plated cars if the. other side of the car gets damaged the. pressure of an explosion can blow a. window I meaning a gun can get in and. that’s the end of you so that will hold. the window in place keeping you as safe. as possible. one of the quirkiest aspects of this car. is in the boot see if you’re a head of. state or an ambassador you can spec a. very special button if you were to be.
kidnapped in your own car you can click. that button and when the car comes to a. stop it shuts off the engine locks the. car and opens the boot that means your. kidnappers are locked in your own. armor-plated car and you could run off. an escape without them shooting you up. not bad a very unique request that. customers have come to BMW about this. car is that de Rouen attacks are. becoming more and more popular. that means the roof is a priority area. to add safety so an option on this car. is to have an extra reinforced roof the. deal was handwritten a dream dropped by. drones currently in the stock setup it.
can deal with a Kalashnikov through the. roof but you can upgrade to that Hand. Grenade spec the x5 protection comes. with BMWs 4.4 liter v8 which spits out. 530 horsepower and also you can spec. something called mobility preservation. we think about a normal car if you were. to crash it or be in any solvents then. it would. shut the engine down and basically bring. the car to a halt to keep you safe but. in a car like this you want to be able.
to keep on the move no matter what’s. happening so if you have a shunt it’s. just going to keep that engine going. meaning you can escape any and all. situations so if you’re rammed or you. are doing the ramming you’re absolutely. fine in this car I hope the two cars. I think the vantablack x6 was the. coolest but what car would you like to. see covered in vantablack tell us in the comments below. comments below .