There are rich folks and then there are those a category above - the kind who own about 80 cars, three private jets and yachts. For such extravagant spending habits, nothing is too expensive. And now, Aston Martin has given such buyers another mode of transportation cum leisure to add to their collection. The British brand has collaborated with Triton Submarines LLC to build a strictly limited-edition submersible. The concept is called Project Neptune, which is an amalgamation of Aston Martin's design expertise and that of marine technology from Triton. The Project Neptune enables Aston Martin to further diversify itself into new aspects of the luxury world. It truly is striking to look at with a hint of the AM37 Aston speedboat in some of its sculpting. With limited or no information about propulsion and cost, so far it is difficult to say if this will only be a rich boy's toy or a serious research tool.
Founded in Florida by L Bruce Jones and Patrick Lahey, Triton is known for producing safe and good performance deep-diving submersibles. Project Neptune takes Triton’s Low Profile (LP) three-person platform as a basis upon which a new iteration of Aston Martin’s design language has been explored.
Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and his team transformed Triton’s compact LP platform, to create a unique and sleek design. “Project Neptune is defined by its sleek, elegant exterior. 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,” says Reichman.
This is the first project by Aston Martin Consulting, which provides design, engineering and manufacturing services to select industries, distilling the brand’s essence into exciting new projects without compromising Aston Martin’s fundamental qualities.
Aston Martin Consulting Managing Director, Bradley Yorke-Biggs said: “Project Neptune is a flagship project for Aston Martin Consulting. It is a clear and engaging demonstration of how Aston Martin’s expertise in sports car design and craftsmanship can be extended into new aspects of the luxury world.”