Having your own private jet is one thing. Having one complete with a rose gold finish both inside and out is quite another thing entirely. That, however, is just what Neiman Marcus, the much-lauded US-based luxury brand, currently has on offer. The four-seater plane in question is a Cobalt Valkyrie-X model. Currently valued at some US$1.5 million (HK$11.64 million), it is one of the fastest propeller-driven aircraft in the world with a top speed of 370 kilometres per hour and a range of up to 1,850 kilometres without refuelling.
Despite taking its inspiration from the clean lines of classic fighter jets, the Valkyrie has ample space for golf clubs, skis and suitcases. Reassuringly, it comes in a canard configuration, complete with a forewing, a design said to reduce any incidence of stalling. Wholly manufactured in California, the jet also features hand-stitched leather seats and matching rose gold controls. The retractable landing gear, though, is machined in sturdy, high-performance alloys. The dashboard design is equally impressive, with one easy-to-use on/off switch and even a place holder for an iPad – how very thoughtful.
While first models aren’t due to go on sale until next year, the company’s order book is said to be filling up fast.