Kris Singh, a businessman based out of Florida, USA, is a known supercar collector. Well, he’s the only one in the world to own a Koenigsegg Agera ASX and a bunch of other such super exotic cars, most of them extremely limited editions. His latest acquisition is the Aston Martin Valkyrie, a hypercar that’s priced at about 20 crores (3.2 million USD) and whose production is limited to 150 units. And guess what, to make things even more special, Kris Singh is painting this car with moondust, real moondust. And such moondust could cost up to Rs. 25 crores. No kidding!
Yes, according to calculations by Jalopnik, moondust that the Apollo space missions brought back are estimated to be worth about 50,000 US dollars per gram. And painting the Aston Martin Valkyrie with moondust would require about 3 ounces, or about 85 grams. Now, 85 grams of moondust would cost about 4.2 million US dollars, or about 25 crore rupees. GULP!
Kris Singh, has posted about this on his Instagram account, but won’t reveal how much he paid for the moondust or where he got it from. Quite naturally, for in the US, it’s illegal to buy moondust. And we know that everything illegal is expensive, or in case such as this, very, very expensive. Even by conservative estimates, Singh is said to have spent at least 85,000 US dollars (over Rs. 50 lakhs) to source moondust to paint his spanking new Aston Martin Valkyrie in Karosserie Lunar Red color.
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.
Even by the much lower estimate, this guy just spent the same money that could fetch him a luxurious BMW in India, to paint his new hypercar. The things the super-rich do….
Coming to the car itself, the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is super-light, weighing just 1,030 kilograms thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber. How much power? Well, how about a race-tuned Cosworth 6.5 liter V10 engine that makes 1,130 Bhp. And it doesn’t even have a turbocharger to make that much power…This car can make the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron seem slow. Enough said.