Aston Martin is extending its centenary celebrations into Goodwood by showcasing a number of its astonishing road and race to the 2013 Festival of Speed scheduled on July 11-14, 2013. Leading Aston Martin's army of vehicles is the CC100 Speedster Concept, which is a celebration of the carmaker's 100 years of sports car existence and excellence and is seen as a preview to its future design direction.
Powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine, Aston Martin's CC100 Speedster Concept car was designed and built in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon. The two-seater concept, which was nicknamed DBR100 by Aston Martin chief executive Ulrich Bez, is the product of the styling genius of Design Director Marek Reichman, who will have the privilege of driving the car in its demonstration runs up the famous Goodwood Hill at the weekend.
Joining the CC100 Speedster Concept at Goodwood is no other than the carmaker's most potent road car to date with the exception of the limited edition One-77 hypercar -- the V12 Vantage S. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is powered by an AM28 6.0-liter V12 engine that provides 573 PS of output and 620 Nm of torque available at 5,750 rpm, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds. Low rev torque is 510 Nm. Power is sent to rear wheels via the Sportshift III automated manual transmission. The V12 Vantage S will also have some demonstration runs at Goodwood.