Aston Martin to celebrate centenary with very limited edition CC100

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  • Updated: Mar 13, 2013 16:57 IST

The Aston Martin DBR1

Only two examples of Aston Martin's new two-seat open top racing car will be built, and they will make their debut at this year's Nürburgring 24-hour race in May.

Inspired by the Aston Martin DBR1 that legendary British racing driver Sterling Moss piloted to victory in the 1959 Nürburgring 1000km, the CC100 will be based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage platform and like, the original, will have a completely exposed cabin, no roof and no doors. The lucky owner will have to climb in and out of the car each time he or she wishes to put it through its paces.

The company's CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show -- where Aston Martin has a huge presence -- that the car would cost somewhere between £330,000 and £1.4 million and that two examples would be produced. The first will be to celebrate Aston Martin's first 100 years in business, and the second will honor Moss's victory 54 years ago.

Bez also revealed that at this year's Nürburgring 24-hour race in May that he will drive the CC100 and that Sterling Moss will be reunited with the DBR1.


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