Aston Martin, the British luxury performance super car maker has turned 100 years old this year. The sports carmaker is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the CC100 Speedster concept. ‘CC100’ stands for Concept Car 100 years. They are also giving a tribute to the Le Mans winning 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 racecar by sculpting the CC100 Speedster with the similar two-seater design tone. According to the carmaker, the concept showcases the design language for future Aston Martins. The CC100 Speedster is built on the V12 Vantage platform, which will be discontinued soon.
The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster is designed and built under six months of time. The concept showcases modern Aston Martin design language including enlarged grille, side strakes air vents and the V12 Zagato derived rear end styling. The interior of the concept has been kept bare basic, which includes bucket seats, racing-inspired center console with a TFT display behind the steering wheel replacing the conventional dials.
Extensive use of carbon fiber is evident on the exteriors as well as interiors, which makes the CC100 Speedster weigh less than 1200 kgs. The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster concept features the latest AM11 naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, coupled to a 6-speed automated sequential manual transmission with steering mounted paddle shifts. The British automaker hasn’t disclosed the power figures yet but the CC100 Speedster is capable of doing the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 4 seconds with a limited top speed of 290 km/hr.