Aston Martin’s latest Concept is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 with automated sequential manual gearbox.
Created to celebrate Aston Martin’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 glimpses of potential future design cues. The 6.0-litre V12-powered Concept debuted by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. It lapped the circuit together with the 1000-km race-winning
1959 DBR1 with Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. It is the most tangible expression yet of
the brand’s yearlong centenary celebrations.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez also drove the radical speedster. He said: “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! “I have nicknamed it ‘DBR100’ because of its affinity to the great 1959 race-winning cars and, of course, our 100-year anniversary in 2013.

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-seat CC100 is the
work of Design Director Marek Reichman working alongside the brand’s
Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger.        

The Concept’s body is a classic example of the almost infinitely flexible nature of Aston Martin’s trademark Vertical Horizontal engineering philosophy. With a body and interior crafted from carbon fibre, tooled and provided by low volume specialists Multimatic, the CC100 utilizes the latest generation AM11 naturally aspirated V12 engine mated to a six-speed hydraulically-actuated and automated sequential manual transmission. Controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts the lightweight transmission delivers truly sporting changes perfectly suited to the Speedster’s track-focused nature. The CC100 can sprint to 62 mph in a little over four seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 180 mph.

Dr Bez added: “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.”

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