Aston Martin bring on their sub

Aston Martin Project Neptune

WE’VE all woken up with a banging headache after a heavy night on the beers.

Then there’s that terrifying few minutes of disbelief and shock of remembering the stuff you said and done.

It feels a bit like that today with the news over the past 24 hours that Dyson are building a car and Aston Martin making a submarine.

Check the calendar, it’s September 28 not April 1.

The official verdict is that is a rich man’s game of top trumps.

Lamborghini recently showed off a matching supercar and speedboat now comes the Aston and submarine.

Does this mean that James Bond is finally going to replace the Lotus with a proper sub-aquatic machine?

In true secret service style, this is called Project Neptune, an actual Aston submarine.

Aston Martin Project Neptune
Aston Martin Project Neptune

It’s the first product from Aston Martin Consulting – think of it as a design subsidiary like Porsche’s – and it’s seen the DB11 maker team up with Triton Submarines LLC, a company renowned for its “state-of-the-art submersibles”.

That means sub-aquatic vehicles for researchers, explorers and – naturally – superyacht owners.

Aston’s design boss Marek Reichmann revealed: “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.”

It’s a curious-looking machine, like nothing seen before.

Judging by recent weather, probably very useful for the coming months in Manchester and Glasgow.

Phil Lanning

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