Introducing the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster
This Concept celebrates 100 years of Aston Martin – and hints at future design direction for the British sports car company.
A unique year produces a unique and visionary car. Created as a stunning celebration of Aston Martin’s century of sports car excellence we reveal ‘CC100’, a concept reflecting the sporting heritage and exceptional design capability woven throughout 100 years of Aston Martin history.
Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary with the one-off CC100 Speedster Concept, which it unveiled at the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The company says that the CC100 looks both to the past and to the future. There are specific references to the DBR1 – Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on the track – and teasing glimpses of its potential future design direction.
The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit together with the 1,000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. With a body and interior crafted from carbon-fibre, tooled and provided by low volume specialists Multimatic, the CC100 utilises the latest generation AM11 naturally aspirated V12 petrol engine mated to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission, which is controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts.
The CC100 accelerates from 0-62mph in just over 4.0sec, while the top speed is limited to 180mph.
The DBR1 debuted in 1956 and won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring three years in a row, starting in 1957. It also won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1959, cementing its heroic status.
We wanted to create something that, while celebrating our first 100 years, is also forward looking and gives a glimpse as to our future,” Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman says of the CC100. “Using the iconic DBR1 as inspiration, we have a speedster concept that gives a nod to those cars of 1959, but offers a new take on the form.”