Regulars here would remember that we recently posted a teaser image of a new Aston Martin concept that commemorates 100 years of the car maker’s existence. Well, the celebratory car, which earlier gave birth to dozens of speculation, has finally been unveiled and what you see here in the pics is the new Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept.
The new CC100 Speedster recapitulates the car maker’s racing heritage along with providing a glimpse of the style of future Aston Martin models.
The car was unveiled at a special ceremony at Nurburgring today and rather than just being showcased off the track and on a stage, the car burned some rubber on the holy Nordschleife in the hands of Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. The car was driven on the ‘ring during the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nu¨rburgring race. The car also took to the ‘Green Hell’ along with the car it derives its inspiration from- the race-winning 1959 DBR1 which was piloted by none other than Sir Stirling Moss.
Powering the new CC100 is a 6.0-liter V12 engine that is mated to a sequential gearbox. The car’s body is made of carbon fibre and the lightweight car can dismiss 96kmph from standstill in four seconds. The car has a top whack 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!”
Commenting on the art on four wheels, Aston Martin Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger said that he is proud to “create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and signals the future of the brand.”