A hedge fund manager has decided to coat his brand new Aston Martin Valkyrie in moon dust.
In an expository post on Instagram, private investment manager Kris Singh revealed that he has sourced a chunk of moon rock, discussed the matter with Aston Martin engineers, and they’ve agreed to use the ground-up moon rock in the car’s red paint. This process could potentially make his Valkyrie one of the most expensive cars ever made.
First of all, the brand new hybrid-electric hypercar is not cheap. Base price is around $3.2 million US, which already puts it at the expensive end of supercars. Now add some moondust and it’s easily into the tens of millions, depending on how much moondust is involved.
As you may have guessed, a piece of the moon isn’t cheap either. According to Space.com, which sourced a court case where someone stole a chunk of moon rock from the gubment, a single gram of the stuff costs $50,800.00. That makes a pound cost $23,042,000.
Obviously, a car covered in a pound of rocks probably won’t look all that great, but you see the price potential here.
"My visit to Aston Martin was very inspiring,” Singh reveals in his post. “A few weeks ago @milesnurnberger had commented to me that a spec we were discussing reminded him of a spaceship. I immediately responded, ‘The Valkyrie makes a spaceship look like a Car!’”
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.
He’s not kidding. The Valkyrie’s design is striking, to say the least. The front spoiler actually seems larger than the back, owing to the rear-based engine leaving a ton of room for airflow. And let’s not forget said engine, a naturally aspirated 6.5 L Cosworth V12 which pumps out a ludicrous 1,130 hp.
The car can theoretically break 250mph, which makes it one of the fastest cars ever made.
Inspired by all this spaceship talk, Singh goes on to reveal his plans for his new hypercar. "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!!!"
Welp. Hope you enjoy your moon car, Kris. You’ll never be able to repair a single scratch on it.