Aston Martin, as part of its year-long celebration of its centenary, has unveiled the CC100 Speedster Concept. Its world debut happened as it completed a lap of Germany’s Nordschleife with Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez.
Drawing inspiration from the brand’s 100 year heritage, the one-off CC100 features design influenced by the renowned DBR1 with a mix of modern day design bits that signals on the brand’s future design direction.
Designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, the two-seater CC100 is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine mated to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission which is all controlled via the steering column-mounted paddle shifts.
“CC100 is the epitome of everything that is great about Aston Martin. It represents our fantastic sporting heritage, our exceptional design capability, our superb engineering know-how and, above all, our adventurous spirit!” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. “But this car is more, even, than a simple ‘birthday present’ to ourselves: it shows that the soul of Aston Martin – the thing that differentiates us from all the other car makers out there – is as powerful as ever and I very much hope that everyone who catches a glimpse of it at the Nürburgring today enjoys seeing it.”
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.
“The future of Aston Martin is, very clearly, more exciting now than perhaps at any time in its history and I’m looking forward to seeing the excitement and anticipation that CC100 creates among Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts worldwide.” Said Dr. Ulrich Bez