Aston Martin and Triton Submarines have announced design has been completed on Project Neptune.
First announced in September 2017, Triton Submarines will start production of the first unit ahead of its public reveal later this year. Since the initial announcement, both companies have been working to refine the detailed design of the submarine’s hydrodynamics, body styling, and luxurious interior packaging.
To mark the key milestone, Project Neptune’s final technical specifications have also been announced. It will be able to carry two passengers and a pilot, with the capability of diving to depths of 1,640 feet (500 meters). It will have an anticipated sprint speed in excess of five knots, making it approximately four times the acceleration of Triton’s flagship 3300/3 model.
Three Designer Specifications have been created by Aston Martin’s in-house design team, and the British automaker announced customization and personalization options will be available courtesy of Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin.
Project Neptune will be an exclusive, strictly limited edition submarine and those interested in purchasing one should contact either an Aston Martin dealer or a Triton Submarine representative.
“Project Neptune’s interior was a great challenge. Unlike a sports car where the interiors are installed into an open-sided cabin before the doors are fitted, everything you see inside will be lowered through the upper-hatch and assembled within the completed sphere of the pressure hull,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and chief creative officer. “We have been able to present a congruous aesthetic that defies its multi-part complex installation.”
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