Aston Martin Reveals Radical CC100 Speedster Concept [Video][Photo Gallery]
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When it comes to classic Aston Martin race cars, the DBR1 is probably the best example we can think of. Thus we’re not surprised that the British have looked back in the past into the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans winner car to design its brand new CC100.
Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine, the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster has made it’s debut last weekend, when it completed a lap of the famous Nordschleife at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race. As expected, the concept was joined by the 1000 km race-winning 1959 DBR1, who was driven by racing legend Sir Stirling Moss himself.
"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. 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 carmakers out there – is as powerful as ever,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez.
The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster was design and constructed in less than six months under the leadership of Special Projects and Motorsport Director David King. Although it won’t see the production line, this gorgeous vehicle has already gained its place in Aston Martin history and will likely inspire future models.
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