It must be nice to be Jay Leno. Not only does he get to host his own late-night television show, hanging out with a veritable who's who of Hollywood (and everywhere else, really), he also gets to be one of the first people to drive many of the coolest automobiles ever created. As if you need further proof of Jay's good fortune, he recently scored some seat time in the Aston Martin CC100 Concept.
Creations like the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster aren't meant to be static objects. Unfortunately, that's how we experience concepts like this luscious Aston Martin all too often. Fortunately, one YouTube user managed to hear the CC100 clear its throat at this weekend's Villa d'Este Concorso in Italy. The mammoth V12 under the concept's long hood sounds appropriately menacing, barking and popping in every shade of ferocious. As you may recollect, the 6.0-liter engine can propel the topless Speeds
Generally speaking, today's Aston Martin is known more for its beauty and power than for its minimalism or lightness. But that could change if it decides to produce a version of this CC100 Speedster concept, designed to celebrate the company's centenary. The V12-powered roadster is being unveiled at the Nordschliefe today ahead of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, where it is expected to lap the circuit with Aston CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez at the wheel. The rakish concept is a nice surprise, and will b