If you haven't been keeping an eye on your calendars, this year marks Aston Martin's 100th birthday.
A helluva accomplishment given the ups and downs of the auto biz. And, given its rollercoaster history and partnerships, it just goes to show the strength and determination of Aston.
Rather than conceptualize and build a helicopter wannabe or give a vehicle a body kit, Aston Martin's decided to do something different. It is celebrating the brand's history and building a vehicle that speaks to its rich past.
Inspired by the DBR1 race car that Stirling Moss piloted to victory in the 1959 Nurburgring 1000km, it is said to be based off Aston's most sporting offering, the V12 Vantage.
We'll keep an eye out for shots and get them up here ASAP!
Aston Martin is getting ready to unveil its V12 Vantage-based CC100 at the Nürburgring 24-hour race this weekend.
Aston boss Ulrich Bez confirmed to Autocar at the Geneva motor show that the car would feature modern styling, but would be influenced by the DBR1 race car. It will have no doors or roof and an entirely exposed cabin. Just two examples of the car will be built.Aston Martin says one CC100 will be built to celebrate the firm’s centenary, while the other commemorates Stirling Moss’s legendary win in the 1959 Nürburgring 1000km at the wheel of a DBR1...