Aston Martin reviles its new CC100 concept inspirited by the DBR1. Created as a spectacular celebration of Aston Martin’s 100-year celebration, it looks and sounds amazing. The car made its debut yesterday, completing a lap at the Nürburgring followed by an original DBR1.
The new CC100 drew its inspiration from the DBR1 which was a true racing icon and one of the most famed Aston Martins ever created - its Aston’s most successful racing car ever made. The highpoint of its triumphs came in 1959 where it won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000km of Nürburgring. It was driven by Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham at the Nürburgring race to ensure the cars legacy.
The new CC100 is crafted out of carbon fiber and is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine. It will be shown around the World as part of Aston Martin’s 100th birthday celebrations.
Dr Ulrich Bez, boss of Aston Martin, drove the CC100 at the Nürburgring this weekend. He was joined by British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, who was behind the wheel of the original DBR1.
Dr Bez said “the CC100 is the epitome of everything that is great about Aston Martin. It represents our fantastic sporting heritage, our exceptional design capability, our superb engineering know-how and, above all, our adventurous spirit. I have nicknamed it ‘DBR100’ because of its affinity to the great 1959 race-winning cars and, of course, our 100-year anniversary in 2013. But this car is more, even, than a simple “birthday present” to ourselves: it shows that the soul of Aston Martin. The thing that differentiates us from all the other car makers out there - is as powerful as ever and I very much hope that everyone who catches a glimpse of it at the Nurburgring today enjoys seeing it.”
This concept car reflecting the sporting heritage and exceptional design capability woven throughout 100 years of Aston Martin history. Let’s hope that it will be on view to the Worlds press at the Villa d’Este classic car show next week alongside some of their past models.