May 21 2013

Aston Martin show CC100 concept

RMA Track Days talks about the Aston Martin CC100

Aston Martin is celebrating its 100th birthday with this bold CC100 concept car.

It’s a wild roofless speedster based on the V12 Vantage supercar, and is initially reminiscent of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. It’s designed to meld influences from the 1959 Aston DBR1 – which, coincidentally, Moss won the 1959 1000km of the Nurburging in – with hints of Aston Martin’s future design direction.

There’s no roof or glass, while in the place of conventional doors are opening safety bars, leading to substantial side openings. The chassis is aluminium (the same VH architecture that underpins most road-going Aston Martins) while the body is all carbonfibre, but painted with the same patented treatment as the new Vanquish and One-77 so that its natural weave can’t be spotted. It’s a two seater, but with a relatively spartan, racecar-like interior with lots of varnished carbonfibre. Overall, the CC100 weighs nearly 400kg less than a V12 Vantage, at an Audi TT-like 1370kg

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