Lamborghini may have wowed us recently with the Egoista concept, that proved that crazy and unconventional is something that the automotive industry needs, but Aston Martin just won the extra exotic car competition with this one. This is the Aston Martin CC100, a V12 Vantage based tribute to the legendary DBR1 race car that was piloted to victory at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

“The brief was very simple, yet enormously testing: create something that reflects the 100 years of Aston Martin heritage and signals the future of the brand." says Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger, and we think he's right. The CC100 takes Aston's sleek, classy modernism and mixes it with retro elements in a way that isn't cheesy, like so many other retro cars.

We're in love.

[via Aston Martin]