Aston Martin Project Neptune: It’s Going to be Slow, but we Bet You’ll Want It
Taking Aston Martin to all-new depthsby Robert Moore, on
Aston Martin is no stranger to stepping outside of its usual niche of producing gorgeous, powerful, and outright amazing sports cars. In just the last year or so, Aston has stepped up to deliver things like the Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat, a pair of Aston Martin driving shoes, and it’s even building its own residential tower at the mouth of the Miami River in Florida. This time around, however, we’re here to talk about something just a little more out of the ordinary, something that floats, something that dives, something that says James Bond Doesn’t need a Lotus to take a luxurious dip in the process of his next mission. We’re talking about the Aston Martin Project Neptune – a submarine that is to be birthed from a collaboration between Aston Martin and Triton, thanks to the first project put together and managed by Aston Martin Consulting.
With that in mind, it’s Aston Martin Consulting’s job to make sure the brand named isn’t tarnished through this collaboration by ensuring that the brand’s essence is thrust onto the new project with all of Aston Martin’s fundamental design qualities – ultimately bringing the luxury and style of Aston Martin cars to the submarine sector. Who would have thought, right? Keep reading to check out what the new Aston Martin Submarine will look like and learn more about the Triton model it is based on.
It’s Not Just a Project – It’s a Preview of a Limited-Production Model
That’s right, folks. You read that header right – this thing will actually go into production at some point. Of course, they won’t be enough produced for every Tom, Dick, and Sally to get their hands on one, but if you have enough cheddar and know the right people, you might be able to get your hands on one. First, AM and Triton will start out with a regular Triton 1650/3 LP, low-pro, three-person submarine. Of course, the Project Neptune will only have two seats because… Aston Martin… or Sports Car – take your pick.
It comes with a 30 kWh battery pack that is said to be good for some 12 hours of use
But the good news is that it comes with a 30 kWh battery pack that is said to be good for some 12 hours of use. That’s half of a day and a good chunk of your Sunday, that’s for sure. And, that’s pretty impressive considering it weight upward of 8,000 pounds and even comes with its own built-in ventilation system to keep things nice and fresh. All told, it can reach a depth of some 500 meters or 1,650 feet.
|Triton 1650/3 LP Personal Submarine|
Now, as you might expect, this isn’t exactly for those of you on a budget. In fact, it’s not for most of you who don’t even have to worry about spending money. When you consider that the standard 1650/3 LP goes for a staggering $3.3 million, you can expect the Aston Martin version to come at quite a hefty price tag. We’re guessing somewhere around at least $5-6 million, if not more, depending on what Aston really does. And, despite the fact that it’s a very futuristic Aston Martin with all that amazing luxury and style, it will still travel at less than four mph. That should make it the slowest Aston Martin ever, well, outside of those Aston Martin Shoes that I mentioned earlier, anyway. So, what do you all think? Would you want to own an Aston Martin Submarine? Would you at least want to take a ride in it? Do you think it looks a little too futuristic for something that will be seen by so few? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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