In early March, we told you Aston Martin will be unveiling a special concept to help celebrate its centenary this year.

Today, the historic British automaker confirmed that the concept will be unveiled this weekend at a special event coinciding with the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race where Aston Martin is also fielding three cars.

Along with the confirmation, Aston Martin released this teaser image which shows the silhouette of the concept (in yellow) together with that of the DBR1 race car of the 1950s.

The new concept, tipped to be labeled the CC100, will blend the styling of the classic DBR1 with more modern themes. Some readers will recall Mercedes-Benz did something similar with its own SLR Stirling Moss back in 2008.

But while the SLR Stirling Moss was based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren supercar, Aston Martin’s CC100 is expected to ride on the underpinnings of a V12 Vantage.

Two CC100s are reported to be in the works, one to celebrate Aston’s centenary and the second to celebrate Sir Stirling Moss’ victory at the 1959 Nürburgring 1000-kilometer race, which he achieved behind the wheel of a DBR1.

It’s likely one of the cars will be retained by the automaker while the other may end up going to the highest bidder.

The good news is that we only have two days to wait for the reveal.


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