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Christopher Bruce2013-05-19 22:59:57

Aston Martin CC100 Celebrates a Century of British Sports Cars

Design based on DBR1

 
 
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The modern car and its inspiration side by side

Aston MartinAston MartinAston MartinUnited Kingdom, 1914 > present62 models
1938 photos
24 videos
is finally ready to show its limited edition CC100 Speedster Concept. Just two will be built, but Aston Martin will keep one of them, so there will be only one lucky buyer in the world. The car debuted during the parade lap of the 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours on Sunday, May 19. The car is meant to evoke the spirit and style of the Aston Martin DBR1DBR1Aston Martin DBR1United Kingdom, 1959 > 195915 photos
that won the Nürburgring 1000km in 1959.

“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 CEO Ulrich Bez.

The style is modernized take on the DBR1. It includes a modern elliptical Aston Martin nose and headlights with many of the lines from the DBR1. The body is made entirelt from carbon fiber.  It is 4.5m long and 2m wide.

Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman and Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger created the two cars in less than six months at its headquarters in Gaydon, England.

“The need to create a truly fitting tribute to 100 years of the Aston Martin brand has brought out the creativity and talent that makes Aston Martin such an exceptional luxury sports car maker," said Reichman.

Power comes from a 6.0-liter V12 from the VanquishVanquish Gen.1 [AM310]Aston Martin Vanquish Gen.1 [AM310]United Kingdom, 2012 > present23 versions
80 photos
with 565hp and 457lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automated manual transmission. Aston Martin estimates that it will take a bit over four seconds to reach 100km/h, and it has a 180mph top speed.

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Aston MartinAston Martin
CC100 Speedster ConceptCC100 Speedster Concept
Engine
V 12
Displacement
366 cu in
Top Speed
180 mph
Transmission
6, sequential manual
Maximum power
556 hp
Type
Roadster
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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