Aston Martin designs its own luxury submersible with the Neptune Project will come with limited units
By: Fedora Atjeh | 9/29/2017 04:04:00 PM
Surely you remember the Lotus Esprit S1 from 'The Spy Who Loved Me' from James Bond. That amphibious car was capable of diving through the sea like a fish in the water, and now Aston Martin wants to do something more to the beast to accompany it.
The Neptune Project is the name of a creative collaboration with an acclaimed manufacturer of state-of-the-art submersibles for researchers, explorers and owners of superyachts called Triton. The first Aston Martin signature submersible will evolve into a special edition that will be available in limited numbers (do you need a few million?), And will have a range of up to 12 hours.
Aston Martin does not hesitate to leave its comfort zone, and sells everything from clothes and watches to furniture. And he wanted to go a little further.
Founded in Florida by L. Bruce Jones and Patrick Lahey, Triton's team ensures they produce the safest and best performing dive submersibles in the world. And also the most expensive. Its catalog includes submersibles with capacity for up to seven people (the Triton 1000/7) and reaching up to 11,000 meters depth (as the Triton 36000/3). With one of these you can go see the Titanic.
The prototype designed with the British firm has the basis of the platform for three people, the Triton 1650/3 LP, hailed as the world's lightest and most compact submersible. It reaches 500 meters depth "with total comfort".
The toy is equipped with a battery pack of 30 kWh that provide the still prototype with a range of 12 hours. It weighs four tons and has air conditioning to keep the three adventurers cool while exploring the seabed, up to 500 meters deep. Of course, it only reaches 6 km / h, so it will be the slowest Aston Martin in history, surpassing even the Cygnet.
However, it will not be the cheapest, since the prices of these luxury toys reach a whopping 3.3 million dollars.