Submarines are usually great big heaving hulks of metal. Aesthetically they’re pretty average most of the time but they get the job done. Now, Aston Martin, the luxury car maker known to be James Bond’s car of choice, has partnered with Triton Submarines to create a submersible that’s made for those who like nice things. Aston Martin says the partnership “has shaped a unique concept that will lead to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition vehicle.” In other words: you’d better start saving now.
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. Renders of the submarine, codenamed Project Neptune, show a futuristic looking vehicle that would fit right in on a film like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea set a century from now. “Project Neptune is defined by its sleek, elegant exterior,” said Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer at Aston Martin. “We have used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design, engineering and beauty that shape our cars.”
Further specs about the submarine are limited. For instance, Aston and Triton haven’t detailed how deep Neptune can go, its speed, or how much it might cost. Aston says the venture will enable it to branch out into new aspects of the luxury world. Will it make an appearance in Daniel Craig’s last Bond film? My fingers are certainly crossed.