Aston Martin's CC100 Speedster Concept breaks cover
20 May 2013
Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary in world-class style with the debut on Sunday (May 19) of the eye-catching CC100 Speedster Concept.
Created as a celebration of the brand’s 100 years of sports car excellence, the one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 – Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on the track – and to the future with its glimpses of potential future design direction.
The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car made its world debut by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.
It is lapping the circuit together with the 1,000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. It is the most tangible expression yet of the brand’s year-long 2013 centenary celebrations. The speedster was driven by Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez.
Designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, working with key supplier Multimatic Inc, under the leadership of Special Projects and Motorsport Director David King, the finished look of the two-seater CC100 is the work of Design Director Marek Reichman working alongside the brand’s Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger.
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 driving through a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission.
The drivetrain will power the CC100 from rest to 62 mph in a little over four seconds, while the top speed is limited to 180 mph.