There is at least one place where automotive passion is still very alive: It is every carmakers back garage, the place where engineers and designers can think freely and put some of their ideas in shape. It is in these workshops, where manufacturers try to find out where the industry, and more specifically, their brands are heading. And sometimes, utter beauty is the result. Like in this case.
Would you just look at it. It is an Aston Martin, the brand which celebrates its one hundredth birthday this year. It’s named the CC100, and obviously takes design hints from early-60s racecars. That is the era of the likes of Jaguar D-Types, Ferrari 250 GTOs and, more relevant here, the Aston Martin DBR1. Undoubtly the period which produced the most beautiful race cars. The CC100 has just been presented at the 24 hours of the Nürburgring, a decent place for this sort of car. It has been developped and built in under six months, but somehow that was sufficient time for the boffins at Aston to create something like this. I am still astonished.