British automaker Aston Martin is looking to past for hints of the future, well, at least that’s on the aesthetic part cos’ the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 petrol unit and its six-speed sequential manual paddleshift gearbox found in this celebratory Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept is anything but from the past. as far as design is concerned, Aston Martin looked to the DBR1, the racer that took the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, for inspiration and the result is a decidedly retro-sexy roadster, but yet bears the distinct touches of contemporary (if not futuristic) aesthetics. Aston Martin claims this carbon fiber-clad, roofless roadster is capable of making 0-60 in just four seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.
along with an exotic exterior, the CC100 also features a carbon fiber-tubbed cockpit that not only offers structural rigidity but its unique weave adds a dynamic sense (read: racer feel) to the cabin. also on the interior are a pair of racing seats wrapped in the finest Bridge of Weir leather with safety harness, glass control buttons and the familiar glass ECU starter that you will find throughout the Aston model range. while this “wild” concept may not be a reality anytime soon, but Aston said that it will however, hint at the potential future design direction of the British marque. but if you have pots of money waiting to be spent and has some form of ‘reputation’ to work to your advantage, who knows, you might be able to convince the good folks at Aston Martin to make a few for you. scroll down for an awesome gallery and a video presentation of the CC100, or learn more about the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept HERE.