Aston Martin has revealed it is to build a limited run of two exclusive CC100 Roadsters to celebrate its centenary year.
Aston Martin’s last ‘Limited Edition’ was the £1 million plus One-77 which helped Aston put some much needed funds in their bank account.
The One-77 was a custom made car with a custom made price but now, with Aston Martin celebrating its centenary year this year, they’re about to build a new concept car – the Aston Martin CC100 – that’s based on the V12 Vantage but with an open roadster body.
Ulrich Bez told Autocar that the CC100 will be influenced by th DBR racer from the 1950s, but would feature modern styling with no doors and no roof.
Aston Martin are apparently going to build two CC100s, one to celebrate their centenary and the other to commemorate Stirling Moss’s win in the Nurburgring 1000km in 1959 in the DBR1 and the CC100 will be revealed – with Bez behind the wheel – at this year’s 24hr Nurburgring.
Bez also revealed that Aston Martin are busy preparing a hydrogen-powered Rapide hybrid that will run on both petrol and hydrogen to compete in the Nurburgring 24 Hour with the aim of setting the first ever ‘race-pace zero emissions lap’.
Bez, it seems, believes hydrogen to be the way forward for cars – sensible chap – and hopes the Hydrogen powered Rapide will help raise awareness of the possibilities of it as an alternative to petrol and diesel.
As for the price of the CC100, apparently it will be pitched somewhere between the V12 Zagato and the One-77. Which narrows it down. A bit.