The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is well documented. The first appearance of an Aston Martin in a Bond movie took place way back in 1964 with the Aston Martin DB5 being showcased to the world in Goldfinger. This began a partnership that has spanned decades with each stunning model outdoing the next.
However, Aston Martin has taken a page from Q’s book and released the concept designs for an exclusive submarine named the Neptune’ Unveiled at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, one of the world’s leading superyacht showcases, the concept is a collaboration with the world-renowned Triton Submarines.
The limited-edition three-man submersible is based on the existing designs of some already in-use Triton submarines. This suggests that this sub will move past the concept stage and into the oceans of the world.
The design shows a sleek silver frame with pontoon blades either side, while in the centre will be a bubble-shaped cabin, which will allow for optimal viewing when underwater. The Neptune aims to be one of lightest and smallest submarines if released, with a combined weight of only a few tons and a size of a few metres.
With only a concept design released, it is hard to say what the finished product would look like but many experts in the field of submersibles have speculated that it will mimic the Triton 1650/3 LP submersible, which can dive to 500 metres and reach speeds of up to 5.6km/h.
If released, this will only be an exclusive purchase to those who have the money and means to maintain it, so don’t expect to see one zipping past you when you next take to the seas.