Aston sells CC100 concept for £500,000 as collector commissions another to be built

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.

 

Our Verdict

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage has an abundance of soul, and decent ability with it

Join the debate

Comments
6

26 July 2013

A production run of two.  Way to make those six Bugatti Veyron special editions look like Primark.

26 July 2013

Headline is a tad misleading ... Aston Martin simply sold its sole concept and another buyer has ordered another ... This is hardly a "limited-run" that has "sold out" ...

26 July 2013

Such a unique looking car that it's a shame there's only ever going to be two of them.   Wouldn't 50 been better?   I guess Bez knows better.

26 July 2013

Small-scale...two-strong production run...what nonsense is this? It is acknowledged that there are now so many rich individuals searching for the expensive and unusual. Some of them might even have a genuine love of motoring, but really let's not pretend these are proper cars (especially when they lack type approval and are destined for a 'collection') or affect to believe that such things constitute a reasonable basis on which to build and maintain a car company. Even in a world where the term limited edition is utterly debased this sort of thing is frankly ridiculous. Once in a while I'm sure no-one minds reading about it but now they're all at it it's a case of diminishing returns.

26 July 2013

Are Aston ever going to stop re-hashing past glories and start looking forward?

 

Racing cars always in the same green with red/yellow nose. Or the done-to-death Gulf colours.

Re-using the same old names again and again.

Zagato tie-ups. etc..

13 August 2013

This 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.

 

jersey frame

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2017
    First Drive
    29 March 2017
    It's the slower and cheaper of the two AMG GT Roadsters, but these adjectives are harsh given this excellent open-top's broad range of talents
  • Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster 2017
    First Drive
    29 March 2017
    Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster arrives with an upgraded chassis over the Coupé and tweaks that make it even more thrilling to drive
  • First Drive
    29 March 2017
    Sporty GT Line styling gives Kia's city car the visual lift it needs to go toe-to-toe with its European rivals, and the 1.2-litre engine does a power of good for its drivability
  • Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI 110 SE Navigation
    First Drive
    29 March 2017
    This is a first UK drive of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, which comes with an updated infotainment system and a lower price. What's not to like?
  • Volkswagen Golf R
    First Drive
    29 March 2017
    A facelift for the fantastically capable all-rounder delivers more power and new tech to the cabin, improving on an already exceptional formula