Money can buy everything and the millionaires around the world prove that to us on multiple occasions. Here is a car enthusiastic Indian who owns a long list of super expensive and super rare cars. Well, with some change in the back pocket, he decided to get a unique paint job on his new car – the Aston Martin Valkyrie. He went for a moondust paint job worth Rs 31 crores!
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Kris Singh, an Indian-origin businessman in the USA is a supercar collector. He is so much passionate about vehicles that he is the only person in the world to own a Koenigsegg Agera ASX. Well, he also added a brand-new Aston Martin Valkyrie, a rare hypercar from the British manufacturer with only 25 units ever made. All the Valkyrie made in the world were sold even before the first car was manufactured. Well, to make his Valkyrie even more special, Kris Singh went for an out-of-this-world paint job! Quite literally.
The paint job he went for costs Rs 31 crore because it consists of real moondust! Yes, you read that right, it has real moondust coating on the body. The exact price of the moondust paint job is not known but according to websites like Jalopnik, it can cost $4.2 million or around Rs 31 crores according to the current exchange rate. A conservative estimate of sourcing moondust is about Rs 50 lakhs and then mixing it with the paint and spraying it over car makes it probably the most expensive car paint job in the history of automobiles. Nonetheless, it sure will turn a lot of eyes on the roads but unfortunately, if it gets a scratch or gets involved in an accident, the repair cost can be quite high.
The moondust layer on this car was bought back on an Apollo mission years ago and was preserved by NASA. Kris Singh officially revealed about the moondust coating on his car through an Instagram post. It should be noted that buying moondust is illegal in the USA and we are not sure who sells it. The paint job is known as the Karosserie Lunar Red, which sounds as exotic as it can get.
Talking about the Aston Martin Valkyrie, we have already told you that it is limited to only 25 units around the world. It is one of the lightest hypercars ever and weighs only 1,030 kg. The lightweight of the vehicle is achieved through the extensive use of carbon fibre. To keep it on the ground during high speeds, it gets some advanced aerodynamics to produce massive downforce. Powering the car is a Cosworth 6.5-litre V10 naturally-aspirated engine that produces a massive 1,130 Bhp of power!