The British automaker and the company behind James Bond’s whip – Aston Maker unveiled its first submersible design Thursday at the Monaco Yacht Show. They named this project as project Neptune.
Aston Martin reveals its first ever produced Sub Marine. Aston Martin has partnered with Triton Submarines to build their first ever Sub Marine. It’s a three-person under water vehicle with silver, blade-like pontoons and an acrylic bubble of a cabin for maximizing underwater views.
Aston Martin expects that the sub marine will be available in about a year and will be priced around $4 million, the company’s chief creative officer Marek Reichman told Bloomberg. For comparison, a V8-powered DB11 will run you nearly $200,000.
Reichman said the company plans to build no more than a dozen of the submersibles per year. “If you think about Aston Martin, we are a very exclusive brand,” he said. “In 100 years, we’ve only made 80,000 cars.”
This submarine is based on Triton’s Low Profile (LP) platform, specifically designed for superyachts. At just 5.9 feet tall and 8,800 pounds, it’s the lightest and smallest three-person sub in production in the world, according to the company. It’s capable of diving to 1,650 feet, has a speed of 3 knots, or 3.5 miles per hour. It is also air-conditioned.
Aston Martin has gradually been expanding into other luxury areas. Last year they unveiled the AM37, a 1,000 brake horsepower motorboat created with Quintessence Yachts and Mulder Design naval architects. It has also partnered with Miami-based G&G Business Developments on Aston Martin Residences, a 400-unit waterfront condo project in downtown Miami.
Source: Bloomberg, engadget