The Aston Martin CC100 concept car has been made a small-scale production reality.

However, the two-strong production run has already been sold and Aston Martin has no intention of making any more because it wants to preserve the exclusivity of the model.

The two-seat CC100 concept was planned as be a present from Aston Martin to itself in its centenary year. However, it became a way also to celebrate the company’s past by referencing the iconic DBR1 racer and give clues to its future by showcasing an evolved design language that is set to feature on its future models.

During the build process, it was decided that Aston would sell the V12-powered CC100 and subsequently a collector is understood to have paid about £500,000 for the concept. This example of the CC100 is the one that has been displayed in public, most recently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was given demonstration runs in the hands of Aston design chief Marek Reichman.

Another CC100 has been commissioned by a customer, and this is currently in build ahead of its scheduled delivery later this year. Although the first CC100 is destined for a collection, the second example is planned to be given single type approval by its owner so that it can be driven on public roads.