• 2014 Vanquish Volante
  • 2015 V12 Vantage S
  • CC100 Speedster Concept

Aston Martin will debut three new vehicles at this year's Pebble Beach Automotive Week. The 2014 Vanquish Volante will make its global debut, and both the 2015 V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept will arrive stateside for the first time. The latter will appear at the week's culminating event, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where the famed British sports-car maker is the featured marque.

The annual Pebble Beach Automotive Week includes a series of events that draw enthusiasts of fine automobiles from all over the world. Aston Martin kicks off its involvement on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at McCall's Motor Revival. There Aston Martin will introduce the 2014 Vanquish Volante, a convertible version of the automaker's top grand-touring model. It's the first Volante with an all-carbon fiber body. Under the lightweight bodywork is a 565-horsepower V12 that lets the Vanquish Volante reach a top speed of 183 miles per hour.

Also on display will be the 2015 V12 Vantage S, the wildest and most powerful variant of the sporty Vantage model range. Aston Martin says it's also one of the automaker's fastest cars ever. With 0-to-60-mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds, only the limited-edition One-77 is quicker off the line.

At the Concours d'Elegance, the CC100 Speedster Concept will be on display. The concept car celebrates the automaker's 100-year history with a design reminiscent of a vintage race car. A true speedster, the CC100 has no windshield or roof. Beneath its long hood is the same 6.0-liter V12 in the Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S.

Honoring the featured marque, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will include a special class called Aston Martin Centennial. It will feature vehicles from the automaker's 100-year history, with a special focus on Astons that competed at Le Mans.

Attending Pebble Beach is a bucket-list item for many enthusiasts of fine automobiles, and this year is as good as any for those who can make it. But for fans of Aston Martin especially, this year's Pebble Beach centennial celebration of the brand is one that can't be missed.

What it means to you: Pebble Beach Automotive Week includes the world debut of the convertible Vanquish Volante and the U.S. debuts of the V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept.

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Nick Palermo is an automotive writer and lifelong car nut. He follows new and late-model used vehicles for AutoTrader.com, writes about vintage cars for Hemmings Classic Wheels and blogs on all things automotive at LivingVroom. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and twins.

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