The Nautilus Submarine Art Car
Commissioned by Christopher Bently
Lead Artist: Sean Orlando
Operations/ Electrical: David Shulman
Design Engineering: Greg Jones
Interior Design: Bree Hylkema
The Nautilus project is an artistic experiment and collaboration between Christopher Bently, Sean Orlando and the Five Ton Crane Arts Group.
The Nautilus is a land-based submarine art car weighing in at 11,000 pounds (dry) with a top speed of 13 mph.
The base vehicle is a 2005 Eagle TT8 diesel AWD airport tow tractor, designed to tow 90,000 lbs airplanes.
Dimensions: 25′ long, 100″ wide, 11′6″ tall
The Nautilus comes fully equipped with:
- Harpoon gun water cannon (13 gallons per minute)
- Hydraulic drive controls
- GPS navigation
- ipad/ ipod/ iphone interface controls
- LED RGB programmable lighting system
- Specimen lab
- Navigation room
- Night vision periscope
- Poop deck with custom shade canopy
- Air conditioning