Aston Martin unveiled today the CC100 Speedster Concept, a vehicle that pays tribute to the legendary DBR1 race car a.k.a. winner of the 1000 km race when driven by Sir Stirling Moss. According to the official press release, the CC100 Speedster Concept is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a little over 4 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 180 mph or 290 km/h.
The engine is bolted to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission and controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts. Aston Martin built the CC100 Speedster Concept in less than six months at its global headquarters in Gaydon, working with key supplier Multimatic Inc, under the leadership of Special Projects and Motorsport Director David King.
The vehicle was designed by Design Director Marek Reichman working alongside the brand’s Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger. Miles explained: “The brief was very simple, yet enormously testing: create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and signals the future of the brand. The CC100 measures almost four and a half metres and it is more than two metres wide, including the mirrors. The body and the interior were crafted from carbon fibre.