A world premiere without the bright lights: BMW is the first manufacturer to produce a Vantablack car, painted with a light-absorbing paint in the blackest black. But where does this ultimate black come from? And what makes it so special? Hussein Al Attar, the designer responsible for the new BMW X6, calls his work “The Beast”. This internal nickname for the Vantablack car is particularly apt, because black doesn’t come blacker than Vantablack.