Aston Martin CC100 concept

On the occasion of the centennial celebrations of Aston Martin, the British automotive brand has come up with a concept car, to additionally mark the occasion – the Aston Martin CC100 has come to life.

This jaw-dropping car is a tribute to the Aston Martin DBR1 racer, which has seen the light of the day back in 1959. The two-seat speedster had won the Le Mans some time ago, as a crowning to the brand’s expertise in motormaking. The CC100 makes us think of the DBR1 in many ways, but one important matter that sets it apart is the contemporary AM styling. In addition, the entire bodywork is crafted from carbon fiber and houses a monster in the form of a 6.0-liter V12 engine mated to a 6-speed automated manual gearbox.

The body measures 4.5 meters in length and 2 meters in width, tipping the scales at an approximate estimate of 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs). As for the development and manufacture processes, they have taken less than 6 months overall at the Aston Martin global headquarters in Gaydon, UK.

The performance figures speak for themselves – the Aston Martin CC100 sprints from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a bit over 4 seconds and boasts the ability to reach an electronically-limited maximum speed of 290 km/h (180 mph).

Only one Aston Martin CC100 was made so far and has already been sold, according to the British brand, to an anonymous customer, for an estimated price between $770,000 and $1.54 million US – quite a big gap there, but so we’ve been notified.