Nieman Marcus is selling a private plane this year, a new item in its Fantasy Gifts holiday shopping list. Better yet, it comes in rose gold. People won’t even have to ask how rich you are when they see your plane matches your iPhone. You’re that rich. The “Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane” can be yours for a cool $1.5 million.
The plane isn’t widely available yet and, indeed, won’t actually be available to deliver under the Christmas tree this holiday season. It’s set to launch sometime next year, Neiman Marcus said, marking the debut of the “fastest piston aircraft in the world.”
$1.5 million isn’t exactly affordable, but larger, faster jets cost much, much more. With the Valkyrie-X Private Plane, you’ll cruise through the skies at up to 230mph. That isn’t close to the top speed of a $65 million Gulfstream G650, the private plane for actually rich people, which cruises at 594mph. You’ll get seating for up to three passengers and a range of 1,150 miles. Translation: You’ll need to refuel about twice on your weekend excursions between the Gold Coast and Malibu.
“The main structure is high-performance carbon composite, the flight controls feature full pushrod-bellcrank precision mechanisms, and the retractable landing gear is machined from solid alloys of aluminum and stainless steel,” Neiman Marcus said. “The private-club interior boasts hand-stitched leather seats and suede-like Alcantara, plus plentiful storage for golf clubs, skis, and suitcases. The shapely Valkyrie-X, inspired by classic fighter jets and built entirely in California, will also have the largest one-piece canopy in the world, providing breathtaking vistas for pilot and passengers alike.”
Treat yourself to a 1.5 million plane from Neiman Marcus
You’ll also have access to 24/7 technical support for two years. You can buy a parachute after that. Oh, and if it wasn’t clear already, you’ll need to actually have a pilot’s license before you get behind the controls. Don’t have one? Hire a pilot with the cash you saved buying this instead of the 747.
If charity is your thing, then sleep easy knowing that Neiman Marcus will donate $200,000 from each purchase to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Don’t be shy, ask for a jet this Christmas.
Article source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/23/neiman-marcus-selling-1-5-million-private-plane-for-christmas/