FrontRunners: One for the 100th

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    Seldom can centenarians indulge in their centenaries, but with the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept (www.astonmartin.com), the British carmaker, which turned 100 this year, is doing just that. This one-off creation is at once futuristic and historic. It is cloaked in carbon fiber and powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 engine mated to a paddle-shifted 6-speed automated sequential manual transmission. The Speedster is intended to evoke the marque’s most famous competition car, the DBR1 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959.

    Photo by Oli Tennent
    The aerodynamic sports car looks to impress both on the track and during everyday driving…
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    Photo by Mercedes-Benz USA
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    Photo by David Dewhurst Photography
    The all-new design is aimed at the hip crowd, but loyalists may balk…
    Photo by 2014 Infiniti
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