Car crazy Indian spends Rs 25 crore to paint Aston Martin with real moondust

Passion knows no bounds, especially when you are rich and have a big bank balance. An Indian based in Florida, USA has an exotic car garage consisting of the rarest modern-day cars on the planet. Well, that was not enough! He recently bought a super rare Aston Martin and painted it with super rare moondust.

 

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! My visit to Aston Martin was very inspiring. A few weeks ago @milesnurnberger had commented to me that a spec we were discussing reminded him of a Space Ship. I immediately responded, “The Valkyrie makes a Space Ship look like a Car!” 😆👍 That got me thinking… How do I raise the bar of my spec to be worthy of Valkyrie level? 🤔 If ever there was a machine that could grip the ground and rip around the craters of the Moon like it’s on rails, it would be the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Unfortunately, science won’t allow me to be the first person to drive on the Moon (gravity is still an issue, they say), but nothing is stopping me from bringing the Moon to my Valkyrie!! 🌚 I have sourced, gotten proper verification, and purchased an actual Rock from the Moon which will be ground to dust and used as a key ingredient in Karosserie Lunar Red which will be the color of my Aston Martin Valkyrie. This will be the first car ever to feature a paint formula that includes actual ingredients from #SPACE !!! Thank You to everyone at @astonmartinlagonda, @redbullracing and Karosserie in Wayne, PA. More renderings will be released in the coming weeks and months. We will also document and share some of the process of making actual Moon Rock part of this very special color being developed exclusively for the most special car of my lifetime: The Aston Martin Valkyrie. 🙏👽🙏 Thanks to 🖍@marcovanoverbeeke🖍 for helping refine my spec and providing me with renderings and thanks to 🌠@capitolsunset🌠 for setting the mood of the image on the Moon. More to come!! #ToTheMoonAndBack #🌚 🙏😆🙏 ______________________________________________________ #AstonMartin #Valkyrie #AstonMartinValkyrie #Moon #MoonRock #KarosserieLunarRed #KrisSingh #Red #BloodRedMoon #ToTheMoonAndBack #ComingSoon #2019 #RaiseTheBar #NASA #RedBull #RedBullRacing #AdrianNewey #MarekReichman #MilesNurnberger #AndyPalmer #AstonMartinRules #GameChanger #LunarRed #F1 #AstonMartinLive #RedWillNeverBeTheSame #TheRedOfAllReds #BLESSED ______________________________________________________ PS – No information or details regarding my source, purchase price, weight of the Moon Rock, or other, will be shared.

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Known as Kris Singh, who is a businessman in the USA is a supercar collector. In fact, Kris Singh is the only person in the world to own a Koenigsegg Agera ASX! He recently bought a brand-new Aston Martin Valkyrie, which is a hypercar. Aston Martin, the British car manufacturer has made only 25 of these vehicles and all of them are sold. The version owned by Kris Singh is said to be the most expensive of all the 25 units ever produced. Why? Because it has a coating of real moondust on it!

The moondust that is used to paint the exotic Aston Martin Valkyrie is said to be up to Rs 25 crores! The real price has not been revealed yet for various reasons but according to Jalopnik and their calculations, the moondust is worth $50,000 per gram. Painting the whole Valkyrie with the moondust, around 85 grams of the material was used, which comes out to be $4.2 million or a whopping Rs 25 crore! The moondust used to paint the car was brought back during an Apollo Space mission years ago.

Kris Singh revealed the specifications of the Valkyrie on his Instagram account but he did not say how much dust was exactly used to cover the whole car. It should be noted that buying moondust is illegal in the USA, which is why it is so expensive. The most expensive paint job, we believe. The colour on the Valkyrie is known as the Karosserie Lunar Red, which sounds as exotic and rare as the shade itself.

Since he has not revealed the exact amount of the moondust used in the vehicle, a conservative estimate of sourcing the moondust would cost around Rs 50 lakhs or $85,000. Now, we are not sure what will happen if this paint ever needs a repair job or if the vehicle ever gets a scratch or gets involved in an accident. However, the repairing estimates can run into multiple crores.  We are sure Mr Kris will only take out this vehicle on the rarest of the occasions

We have seen exotic paint jobs of gold and even diamonds but this is something else. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a hypercar that weighs only 1,030 kg. The extremely lightweight of the vehicle is because of the extensive use of carbon fibre. It is powered by a Cosworth 6.5-litre V10 naturally-aspirated petrol engine that generates a massive 1,130 Bhp of maximum power!