Martin CC100 Speedster
Unveiled at the Nurburgring in the summer of 2013, the Aston Martin
CC100 Speedster is a radical, Spartan roadster which is clearly designed
to spend more time on the track than on public roads. As well as providing
a glimpse of what future Astons might look like, the CC100 Speedster
was also created as part of the company's 100th anniversary celebrations.
Inspired by the classic Aston Martin DBR1 racer, the CC100 Speedster
does away with basic luxuries - like doors and windows - and leaves
the occupants exposed to the elements. But that's fine, because that
means the snarl of the 6.0 litre V12 engine shoehorned in up front
should be easier to hear.
Designed and built in less than six months, the CC100 Speedster was
developed with the help of supplier Multimatic Inc, under the leadership
of Special Projects and Motorsport Director David King. The concept's
styling is the work of Design Director Marek Reichman, working alongside
the Aston Martin's Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger.
Measuring almost four and a half metres nose to tail, and more than
two metres wide (including mirrors), the CC100 Speedster Concept's
body is crafted from carbon fiber. Much of the interior is also composed
of the same weight-saving material. Tan leather black suede and retro-inspired
switch-gear can also be found within the cockpit, giving it a stylish
yet purposeful feel.
Powering the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster is the latest generation
AM11 naturally aspirated V12 gasoline engine mated to a six-speed
hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission which
is controlled via steering column-mounted paddles. This drivetrain
allows the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just over four seconds,
while the top speed has been electronically limited to 180 mph.
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