Aston Martin is turning 100 this year and in order to celebrate it’s created a one-off open top racecar pictured above called the CC100 Speedster.
The CC100 is an important car for Aston. With two seats, a raked front-end and no roof, the CC100’s lines were inspired not only by its modern models but also but the infamous DBR1 racecar. Intriguingly, Aston also says the CC100 hints at future designs as well.
Under the hood, Aston designers have placed a 6.0-liter V12, which will power the distinctive sports car around the Nurburgring later this month at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.
Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez will pilot the CC100 around the track followed up by Sir Stirling Moss in the 1959 DBR1. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Moss, he’s the man who man who won the 24 Hour race in 1959 in the DBR1. So to say this moment will be historically significant for Aston would be an understatement.
If you look at the interior, it’s clear that special Projects and Motorsport Director David King and his team worked tirelessly to marry both classic and modern Aston with both leather and carbon fiber accents.
“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,” Bez said in an Aston press release.
We absolutely love everything about the CC100 Speedster and wish Aston would build more than one. We know we would still probably never get the chance to drive one but just knowing more than one of these beauties were out in the world, careening around country roads, would be enough vicarious enjoyment for us.
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