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.