CC100 Speedster Concept
CC100 Speedster Concept

CC100 Speedster Concept

(2013)

At his address to the media at the opening of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Dr Bez announced the very limited edition CC100, based on the V12 Vantage S. This new Aston Martin built especially to celebrate the Centenary, premiered  at the Nürburgring 24-hour race in late May and was paraded around the circuit by Dr Bez himself. It was also announced that just two examples of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept were to be built.

 

CC100 Speedster Concept

The CC100 features extremely modern styling, but has been strongly influenced by the DBR1 race car. It has no doors as such although it does have a panel that lifts to assist with entry and exit. There is also no roof and an entirely exposed cabin. During development, the CC100 was known internally as the DBR100 which would appear to be a very suitable name indeed, one wonders why it wasn’t used on the completed car itself.

The CC100 shares the AM11 type engine with the other Gen4 cars although the specific power output of the CC100 was not disclosed. What has been shared is the performance with a claimed limited top speed of 180mph and 0-60 mph dash in under 4 seconds. A little research has shown that the car was actually based on the new V12 Vantage S together with the new Prodrive developed  7-speed Sportshift III gearbox.

As well as the Nürburgring demonstration, the first CC100 was displayed at Gaydon during Centenary Week and took it’s place as the last car on the Centenary Timeline at Kensington Palace in July 2013. Four weeks later, CC100 was shown on the Concept Lawn during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegence in Monterey in California.

Whilst the first car with yellow accents was built to celebrate the firm’s centenary, the second commemorates the legendary win by the DBR1 in the 1959 Nürburgring 1000km with Stirling Moss at the wheel. This second car was completed for an enthusiast owner before the end of 2013. The second car was also painted in Alloro Green but has blue accents and a black interior. The second car was hidden from view for a while but eventually was shown in 2017. The photographs below were taken at the opening of the new AML facility at St Athan in South Wales.

This has been the most ambitious project yet created by ‘Q by Aston Martin’ although more unique cars will no doubt follow in due course.