FrontRunners: One for the 100th

<< Back to Robb Report, August 2013

    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 Patrick Ernzen/RM Sotheby's
    RM Sotheby’s has assembled a special sale of approximately 30 postwar sports cars dubbed the...
    Photo by Gerald Farber Photography
    The pebble beach Concours d’Elegance and the surrounding four days of automotive auctions (...
    Today’s german auto museums are much more than vaults filled with old cars: They are structural...
    A half-century after its historic victory in Europe, Shelby’s iconic racer returns to celebrate…
    Battery pack improvements give the car the ability to go from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds…
    Classic Ferraris and Porsches will be on display in all of their glory…
    In addition to the Ferraris, rare cars from DuPont and Carrozzeria Touring will also be spotlighted…
    The Porsche Cayman GTS is a serious sports car with a long, low profile...
    Photograph by Charlie Magee
    Yacht owners can stow this jet-like joyride for one in its own climate-controlled container…
    Photo by Artcurial Motorcars
    Auto critic Robert Ross sifts through the barn-find phenomenon at auction—and in his own garage.