Snap, crackle and pop! No, we’re not talking about breakfast cereals here but the signature sound of the burly V-12 fitted to Aston Martin’s CC100 Speedster concept
The car was first shown at the recent Nürburgring 24 Hours, where it made a historic lap of the Nürburgring race track along with 99 other Aston Martins
as part of the automaker’s ongoing centenary celebrations this year.
It then made the quick journey south, to the shores of Lake Como in Italy for the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d'Este.
It was here that YouTube user Marchettino
was able to film the beauty as well as record the sound of its exhaust note. It appears a minder was more than happy to give the car’s gas pedal a few squirts.
As previously reported, the CC100 was built not only as a tribute to both Aston Martin but also to Sir Stirling Moss, who drove an Aston DBR1 (the source of inspiration for the CC100) to victory in a 1,000-kilometer race at the Nürburgring back in 1959. At the same time, the CC100 also previews design elements destined for future Aston Martin models.
It is based on the chassis of a V12 Vantage, which means the engine making those delicious sounds is a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V-12. Unlike the regular V12 Vantage, however, the CC100’s mill is said to match the 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque delivered by the more extreme Vanquish. The CC100 also features a unique automated sequential manual gearbox with paddle shifters.
According to Aston Martin, the setup is enough to accelerate the concept to 62 mph in just over 4.0 seconds and on to a governed top speed of 180 mph.
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