We're not sure but you could probably find an ocean-going Aston Martin in one of the many James Bond films that have featured the British luxury-car brand. But here is an Aston that sure seems screenplay-ready: a $4 million limited-edition submarine that turned up at the Monaco yacht show.
Dubbed Project Neptune, it's a three-person vehicle with silver, bladelike pontoons and an acrylic bubble of a cabin for maximizing underwater views.
Aston Martin expects the submarine will be available in about a year and will be priced at about $4 million, the company's chief creative officer Marek Reichman said. By comparison, a V-8-powered DB11 will cost nearly $200,000.
Reichman said the company plans to build no more than a dozen of the submarines per year. "If you think about Aston Martin, we are a very exclusive brand," he said.
"In 100 years, we've only made 80,000 cars."
Neptune is a collaboration between Aston Martin Consulting, the company's design consulting arm, and Florida-based Triton Submarines, which has been making luxury submersibles for a little more than a decade.
At just 5.9 feet tall and 8,800 pounds, it's the lightest and smallest three-person submarine in production in the world, according to the company. That's just about right for Daniel Craig, perhaps the shortest of the movie Bonds.