Aston Martin, the company behind James Bond’s whip, has partnered with Triton Submarines on a submersible concept called “Project Neptune”. Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Triton builds submarines and submersible craft. You’d typically find these as either the playthings of the super wealthy or employed into action by scientists.
Triton offerings range from vessels that can dive down to about 1,000 feet all the way to deep-sea vessels that can go to the ocean floor, and it gives you 12 hours of travel time, complete with humidity controls to keep the cabin cozy.
It’s a three-person vehicle with silver, blade-like pontoons and an acrylic bubble of a cabin for maximizing underwater views. The platform is based on Triton’s 1650/3 LP (low profile) platform sub, but Aston Martin says it will be a “strictly-limited edition vehicle.”
Aston Martin expects the sub will be available in about a year and will be priced around $4 million. “Project Neptune is defined by its sleek, elegant exterior,” said VP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman. “We have used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design, engineering and beauty that shape our cars.”