After 100 years of world-class style and exceptional design, you know Aston Martin is going to celebrate big. The V12-powered roadster, called the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept, has just been unveiled at the Nordschliefe. Similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, the speedster has a sculpted body, with the two seats separated by the body in the middle and the anti-roll protections behind the headrests. The muscular rear end is dominated by two round taillights integrated into a glossy background. There are only two round exhaust pipes and a massive air diffuser.
Powered by the British automaker’s well-known naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 and six-speed sequential manual paddleshift gearbox, Aston estimates 0-60 in four seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. The company claims the butterfly-doored CC100 affords onlookers with “teasing glimpses of potential future design direction,” suggesting an aggressive new face is in store for the company.
Below is the teaser video for the May 19th unveiling of the new CC100 Speedster Concept called “Aston Martin – Past, Present, Future – 19th May 2013.” This 26-second video opens with pictures of the Aston Martin DBR1, the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, and ends with two silhouettes of the roadsters on a black background.