Taking Aston Martin to all-new depths

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

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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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PROJECT NEPTUNE: TRITON AND ASTON MARTIN

Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin
Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible
Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine worlds
First project by Aston Martin Consulting

28 September 2017, Monaco: Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.

Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and superyacht owners. Founded in Florida by L. Bruce Jones and Patrick Lahey, the team at Triton are committed to producing the safest and best performing, deep-diving submersibles in the world.

Project Neptune marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. Overseen by Aston Martin Consulting, the partnership has shaped a unique concept that will lead to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition vehicle. Project Neptune takes Triton’s acclaimed Low Profile (LP) three-person platform as a basis upon which to explore a new iteration of Aston Martin’s progressive design language.

Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and his team have transformed Triton’s compact LP platform, creating a vehicle with inherently beautiful proportions. ‘Project Neptune is defined by its sleek, elegant exterior,’ says Reichman, ‘we have used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design, engineering and beauty that shape our cars, such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar project.’

Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines LLC said: “We have always admired Aston Martin. The marque represents a deeply held passion for technology, engineering and timeless, elegant design. From our first interaction, it was apparent that Triton and Aston Martin were natural partners and our complimentary values will be realised in this truly exciting project.”

Aston Martin Consulting provides design, engineering and manufacturing services to select industries, distilling the brand’s essence into exciting new projects without compromising Aston Martin’s fundamental qualities. Aston Martin Consulting draws upon the exceptional skills of Aston Martin’s design and engineering teams, creating credible partnerships that go beyond the automotive sector and yet still demonstrate the love of innovation, beauty and craftsmanship.

Aston Martin Consulting Managing Director, Bradley Yorke-Biggs said: ‘Project Neptune is a flagship project for Aston Martin Consulting. It is a clear and engaging demonstration of how Aston Martin’s expertise in sports car design and craftsmanship can be extended into new aspects of the luxury world.”

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