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Aston CC100 Concept

Aston Martin sure knows how to celebrate 100 years of business success. The classic British sports company that was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin a full century ago has gone back to its legendary 1959 DBR1 speedster to create a car worthy of its 100th birthday, the special concept Aston Martin CC100.

In the eyes of most, the DBR1 represents the most elevated high water mark in the history of a company that has produced numerous high water vehicles. The DBR1 debuted at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, which it then promptly won. It next took first at the Nürburgring 1000km run that same year.

The looks of the Aston Martin CC100 are shockingly similar to its DBR1 ancestor. Both are low slung and sultry. Both have old-style grills and mean, defiant, catch-me-if-you-can rear ends. The newer model is not just a looker, it can grill the bacon as well. Sporting a naturally aspirated BV-12, the Aston Martin CC100 can reach 62 miles per hour from a dead stop in just a partial-tick over four seconds.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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