Aston Martin’s forward-looking CC100 Speedster concept will headline the British automaker’s showcase at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which kicks off in the U.K. today and runs until Sunday.

Aston Martin, of course, is celebrating its centenary this year and understandably most of its festivities in Goodwood this weekend will center on that.

The CC100, which was nicknamed the DBR100 by Aston CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez due to its influences from the original DBR1 racer car and the fact that it was built to mark 100 years of the marque, will be completing demonstration runs at Goodwood with its designer Marek Reichman behind the wheel.

The concept will be joined in the grounds of Goodwood House by Aston Martin’s most potent road car in its current lineup, the V12 Vantage S. This powerful two-seater, capable of 205 mph and 0-60 mph in only 3.7 seconds, will also complete a number of demonstration runs ahead of its global showroom debut before the year is out.

Completing the British brand’s participation at Goodwood will be demonstration runs of Aston Martin Racing’s World Endurance Championship car, the Vantage GTE, which will be driven by works drivers Darren Turner and Bruno Senna.

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If you happen to miss the Goodwood Festival of Speed, you can still catch some of the latest Aston Martin models at another event held at the Kensington Gardens in London. Jointly organized by the Aston Martin Owners Club, Aston Martin Heritage Trust and Aston Martin, a free centenary celebration will see an unprecedented gathering of the rarest, most significant, most beautiful and most famous Aston Martins ever made. The gathering will take place on Sunday, July 21.

1921 Aston Martin A3 prototype and 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

1921 Aston Martin A3 prototype and 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish


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