Earlier this year, as part of the companys 100th anniversary, Aston Martin announced it would be unveiling an array of new, bespoke machinery in order to mark the occasion.
However, rather reassuringly, the company has revealed what could quite possibly end up being this years most praised concept car the CC100 Speedster.
Fans of vintage automotive racing will undoubtedly see the aesthetic resemblance to the 1959 DBR1 racing car, which won that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nurburgring 1000km races at the hands of Carroll Shelby and Sir Stirling Moss respectively.
The official press release, though, states the CC100 hints at the brand's potential future design direction, which could come as a relief to some members of the petrolhead community who feel Astons look too similar nowadays.
Of course, some design elements would be hugely impractical in a more mainstream sports car - the gaping holes just under the remarkably slender butterfly doors obviously wouldn't be seen in a road car, but it would be interesting to see styling cues like the front grille and the sweeping headlights on, say, the next V8 Vantage.
If that doesn't end up being the case, though, the CC100 will still be connected to the Vantage family. Though Aston Martin hasn't officially confirmed this, the Speedster's overall size and proportions indicate it's based on V12 Vantage architecture.
Performance is also fairly similar too - aided in part to the 5.9 V12 (Aston hasn't quoted any power figures, though we assume somewhere near 500hp), the Speedster can allegedly crack the 0-62mph run in four seconds, and head on to a claimed top speed of 180mph.
With connections to the track and Aston's racing heritage, there were obviously going to be some nods to the circuit, whether it was the choice of paint and decals, right down to the gutted-out interior, the single-clutch six-speed paddleshift transmission and the dizzying array of toggles and switches that are dotted about the cabin.
Rumours did suggest that Aston Martin would build two CC100s, but it seems only one has been produced, and shall be retained by the company as a self-gifted birthday present.
Not that we blame Aston for doing this. After all, when it comes to celebrating a 100th anniversary, a stunning one-off concept car is (in our eyes, at least) a far cooler way to do so than, say, receiving a signed card from Her Majesty...