20 May
Celebrating 100th Anniversary with hideous nod to the past

There are several major automotive milestones going on in 2013, including the 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini and the iconic Porsche 911. Add to the list venerable British automaker Aston Martin, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with one of the uglier cars we’ve seen a looong time. The malformed CC100 Speedster Concept was “inspired” by the winner of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the DBR1 driven by legendary competitor Stirling Moss. The concept has some classic motifs, such as open air seating, but of course features all sorts of modern updates including a fully carbon fiber body and chassis — just like Aston Martin’s halo One-77 hypercar. Powered by Aston’s ubiquitous 6.0L V12, the CC100 Speedster Concept raced in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring this weekend, and boasts a 180 mph top speed and 0-62 mph time in about four seconds. As it is only a concept it is not slated for production, but we’d be hardpressed to imagine even the blind sheik who would want to ride in this aesthetic disturbance.

More looks at the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept after the Jump…

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