Aston Martin CC100 Speedster celebrates 100th anniversary in style

If any car maker is able to celebrate its 100th anniversary in style it has to be Aston Martin. For its centenary the company has took its one-off CC100 Speedster for a quick lap of the Nurburgring.


Wearing a lovely body primarily fashioned out of carbon fibre, the 2-seat Aston Martin CC100 was designed and hand crafted in just 6 months.

Under the long slinky hood is the company’s 6-litre V12 petrol engine. Power — Aston Martin isn’t saying how much exactly — goes to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automated manual transmission. The hydraulically activated transmission has gear paddles behind the steering wheel, and PRND buttons on the dash.

The CC100 can, Aston Martin claims, race from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just a smidge over 4 seconds; top speed is limited to 290km/h (180mph).

Dimensions

Length: ~4,500mm
Width: ~2,000m (including wing mirrors)

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]