Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Aston Martin CC100

As anniversary presents go, they don't come a lot more generous than this. Yes, it's a present that Aston Martin gifted themselves, but it also acts as a gift for all of us as car enthusiasts: the CC100 exists, and the world is a slightly better place for it.

To celebrate Aston's 100 years in the car-making business, the CC100 is a concept that draws together historic styling cues and cutting-edge tech; beneath that nu-retro, DBR1-alike skin resides a nat-asp 6.0-litre V12 with a sequential 'box, allowing the driver to scream from 0-62mph in about four seconds as the wind whips around his knees.
The design team were largely given a free reign, and the car took just six months to pop into existence, from initial concept to finished product. Debuting at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race, company CEO Dr Ulrich Bez took the wheel for a lap of the Nordschleife, alongside Sir Stirling Moss in the original DBR1 that conquered there 54 years previously. Just imagine the noise!

The CC100 is a riot of contrasts: carbon-fibre seats trimmed with Bridge of Weir leather, spartan dash with glass buttons... it's at once sumptuous and focused. Just like an Aston Martin should be.
You see it here at A-M's Centenary event in Kensington Gardens, and if you scroll down you'll find some detail shots taken in the Supercar Paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year.

Click here for more photos from the Centenary event, and here for more from the FoS.

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