The radical speedster was driven by Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. He 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
“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 – is as powerful as ever.”
Designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global
headquarters in Gaydon, under the leadership of Special Projects and
Motorsport Director David King, the styling of the two-seater CC100 is the
work of Design Director Marek Reichman working alongside the brand’s Chief
Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger.
Nurnberger said: “The brief was very simple, yet enormously testing:
create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and
signals the future of the brand.
“The idea of an iconic speedster concept that nods to the Le Mans- and
Nürburgring-winning cars of 1959 soon came, and we have had complete freedom
to shape this car.”
Reichman said: “The need to create a truly fitting tribute to 100 years
of the Aston Martin brand has brought out the creativity and talent that
makes Aston Martin such an exceptional luxury sports car maker.”
Measuring almost four and a half metres long and more than two metres wide
(including mirrors), Aston Martin says that the Speedster Concept body is a
classic example of the almost infinitely flexible nature of its trademark
Vertical Horizontal engineering philosophy.