Earlier this year, the British automaker Aston Martin kicked off its 100-year anniversary celebration by introducing the a bespoke of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept. The car made its world debut today by lapping the Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. Built to celebrate a century of Aston Martin sports cars, the CC100 Speedster concept’s shape is inspired by the race-winning 1959 DBR1 as well as hinting at Aston Martin’s possible future design direction.

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

The car was designed and built at the automaker’s headquarters in Gaydon in less than six months. The carbon fiber-intensive CC100 Speedster concept is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 that’s mated to a six-speed transmission with steering column-mounted paddle shifters. While no power or weight specs were revealed, the automaker claims the CC100 Speedster concept will reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and is speed limited to 180 mph.

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

“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!” ” Bez said

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

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