Aston Martin are one of Britains most revered car manufacturers, they have built your favourite James Bond car, and they are also a key player in the hypercar market, the upcoming ‘Valkyrie’ will attest to that. But one thing that Aston Martin are not known for are the great submarines they have built, however, this is all set to change thanks to the collaboration with submarine manufacturer Triton. Details about Project Neptune have finally been relied and it is the car makers foray into new waters.
Project Neptune is nothing like the submarines that are on the market right now, featuring sleek body panels made from lightweight materials sourced by Aston Martin’s design team. All this built around triton’s three-passenger glass cockpit, which blends perfectly with the submersible’s body work.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, said: “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.”
Triton say that the sub is “strictly limited”, we are guessing that not many models are going to be made. according to Triton the task of building the sub is being ran through Aston Martin Consulting- the car makers special operations department.
So far hard details about the project are scarce, but we do know that Triton existing three-person sub is capable of staying underwater for 12 hours and can be submerged dow to a depth 3,300ft. It also comes with air conditioning and humidity controls to make deep sea excavations more comfortable.
While Project Neptune is the carmaker’s first submersible, the Daily Telegraph says Aston Martin collaborated with Quintessence Yachts and naval architects Mulder Design to build its AM37 powerboat last year.
It was revealed at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the newspaper says, measuring 11.1 metres in length and capable of a top speed of 50 knots (57mph).