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Nov 11

Aston Martin celebrates 100 years

Earlier this summer Aston Martin celebrated 100 years of being Aston Martin. Of course Aston Martin has been bought and sold more than a used Miata but still at the heart of it all is something pretty cool. There is no doubt Astons are pretty and the modern Aston V8 sounds pretty great too. However in the day of mass production they are not exactly rare or special. Turning 100 is special though and Aston Martin has decided that three new concepts are in order for their birthday.
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Along with the V12-Vantage S pictured above is a completely cool CC100 Speedster Concept and a Vanquish Volante. Both of which we have pictures and details just after the jump.

FROM ASTON MARTIN
Aston Martin’s new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S are set for premieres at the 2013 Pebble Beach® Automotive Week alongside the CC100 Speedster Concept, capping a stunning trio of unveilings in the British brand’s centenary year.

As the company continues its centennial celebrations around the world, the 2014 Vanquish Volante makes a global debut while the 2015 V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept make their first appearances in the United States.
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Aston Martin’s new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S sports cars will be shown at a series of celebratory events around the globally renowned Pebble Beach Automotive Week in California, from 14-18 August. Concurrently, the CC100 concept will make its debut on North American soil at the climax of the week’s festivities, capping the brand’s presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® where Aston Martin is a featured marque for the 2013 event on Sunday 18 August.

Aston Martin’s Regional Director for The Americas, Julian Jenkins commented: “The Pebble Beach week is now well established as a global celebration of the automobile and we are delighted to be a featured marque for 2013, celebrating our first 100 years, while also looking forward to the future.”
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He added: “Along with our partners, we look forward to welcoming current owners, new customers and automotive enthusiasts to share in our celebratory events at The Aston Martin Estate throughout the weekend.”

Aston Martin will commence the festivities with an exclusive media preview at Pebble Beach on the morning of Wednesday 14 August. Later that same day at McCall’s Motorworks Revival, the Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S will be shown for the first time.

As well as attendance at Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (16 August) – an event which will celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin with a special collection of cars – and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® (18 August), the company will host guests at The Aston Martin Estate during the course of the weekend. This exquisite private venue, situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, offers the perfect backdrop for showcasing Aston Martin’s latest sports cars to customers and friends of the brand for the first time.
Source: Aston Martin of the Americas