Aston Martin developing personal submarine

Posted September 29, 2017

The flagship project from Aston Martin Consulting is just a concept design at the moment, that will eventually lead to the development of a three-person sub.

"For researchers, explorers and superyacht owners".

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In collaboration with Triton Submarines, a luxury submersible manufacturer, Aston Martin has designed a deepwater vehicle fit for James Bond, the fictional hot shot spy often associated with the brand.

Dubbed Project Neptune, the project is now just in concept phase, but the companies hope to create "an exclusive, strictly-limited edition vehicle" intended "for researchers, explorers, and superyacht owners".

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Aston design chief Marek Reichman and team have waved their magic pencils over Triton's latest model - admirable but a bit, well, functional looking - turning it into a latterday version of Jules Verne's Nautilus with a very sleek look.

Triton Submarines president Patrick Lahey said: "We have always admired Aston Martin".

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Aston Martin wants to make a splash in the submersibles scene. 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. So we'll understand if your reaction to news that Aston Martin is working on a submarine is to fear that the British sports-car maker has jumped the shark and is now riding it in freefall toward a volcano. With a top speed of 4mph it's certainly the slowest thing that Aston Martin has launched in recent years.