► Aston Martin submarine
► Named 'Project Neptune'
► Concept design for now
Weirdest motoring news of the year? This is surely up there. Aston Martin has joined forces with Triton Submarines to design a luxury submarine. Yes, really.
The submersible project is codenamed Project Neptune, and Aston says that the project enables them ‘to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world’.
Neptune ‘marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship.’ It’s a three-person submarine and will be limited in production numbers when the two brands actually build it.
Aston’s team converted the Triton ‘LP’ (or low-profile) submersible platform, and Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman saying that his team ‘used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design, engineering and beauty that shape our cars, such as the Valkyrie hypercar project.’
Weirdly, this isnt’t the first time Aston Martin has created a vehicle for the seas. The AM37 powerboat was developed in partnership with Quintessence Yachts.
Check out our in-depth look at the Aston Valkyrie