Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Tops Birthday Celebration


  • Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Picture

    Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Picture

    Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept. | May 17, 2013

30 Photos

Just the Facts:
  • Aston Martin celebrated its 100th anniversary and racing heritage with the debut of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring race on Sunday.
  • The two-seater gets a carbon-fiber body and interior, along with a 6.0-liter V12 engine linked to a six-speed automated sequential manual transmission.
  • The CC100 Speedster Concept sprints from zero-62 mph in a little over 4 seconds, according to the automaker.

NURBURG, Germany — Aston Martin celebrated its 100th anniversary and racing heritage with the debut of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race on Sunday.

The two-seater gets a carbon-fiber body and interior, along with a 6.0-liter V12 engine linked to a six-speed automated sequential manual transmission.

The CC100 Speedster Concept sprints from zero to 62 mph in a little over 4 seconds, according to the automaker. It has a top speed of 180 mph.

The concept car hints at the "potential future design direction" for Aston Martin, the company said in a statement.

No production plans were revealed for the CC100 Speedster Concept, with Aston Martin describing it simply as a "one-off."

By rolling out the concept at the famous Nordschleife, Aston Martin managed to hit one of the emotional high points of a vehicle unveiling this year. The CC100 Speedster Concept lapped the circuit alongside the 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel.

Aston Martin said the concept was more than a "simple birthday present to ourselves." "It is the most tangible expression yet of the brand's year-long 2013 centenary celebrations," it noted.

Aston Martin's Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger said creating an iconic speedster with roots in the Le Mans- and Nürburgring-winning cars of 1959 was a natural fit.

"The brief was very simple, yet enormously testing," Nurnberger said. "Create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and signals the future of the brand."

Edmunds says: This is one Aston Martin concept that screams, "Build me."

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Marketplace

up2drive

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan


Car.com

Credit Problems?
We can help you get Financing!

ADVERTISEMENT