Unveiled during the Nurburgring 24 Hour race this weekend as part of Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the CC100 Speedster Concept incorporates aspects of the brand’s past racing machines while hinting at the style of future models.
Rather than just being shown off on a stage, company CEO Dr Ulrich Bez gave the concept its very first run on the Nordschleife during the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. Not only that, but it took to the ‘Green Hell’ along with the race-winning 1959 DBR1 piloted by British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.
Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine and using a sequential gearbox with a body made of carbon fiber it can hit 60 mph in four seconds with a top speed of 180 mph.
“CC100 is the epitome of everything that is great about Aston Martin,” said Bez. “It represents our fantastic sporting heritage, our exceptional design capability, our superb engineering know- how and, above all, our adventurous spirit!”
With classic speedster inspiration Aston Martin Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger says he was tasked to, “create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and signals the future of the brand.”
The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster was on display at this past weekend’s Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza this past weekend, where visitors had the chance not only to admire its stunning looks, but also to hear the roar of its 6.0-liter V12 engine – and capture it on film so the rest of us can admire it as well.