Aston Martin DBX707: fastest Aston SUV is new Formula One Medical Car
And its Vantage sibling will keep its duties as official F1 Safety Car
The seven-hundred-odd horsepower Aston Martin DBX707 has been anointed as Formula One’s Very Official Medical Car for the 2023 season. That’s the season that kicks off this weekend in Bahrain.
It takes over duties from the outgoing DBX Medical Car – a woefully under-equipped and underpowered creature that didn’t have seven-hundred-odd horsepower, nor a raft of transmission, suspension and brake upgrades the 707 has been treated to. Pity this lowly DBX.
Indeed the 707 is a Very Fast Car. Aston claims 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, more torque than is necessary, and – for its new Sunday job – a very necessary amount of medical equipment. Things like medical bags and a defibrillator, fire extinguishers and even proper FIA-spec racing seats and a six-point harness.
DBX707 Medical Car passengers will be able to see comms from Race Control, as well as driver biometrics and TV images. Here’s hoping all the Medical Car ever does is sit in the pitlane watching driver heartrates and not having to be deployed.
“Seeing our cars used in an official capacity at such prestigious events is something that everyone at Aston Martin is very proud of,” said Aston boss Roberto Fedelli.
Ah yes, our ‘cars’ – the Vantage will resume its role as F1’s safety car (remember the drivers called it too slow last year), though we’re not sure whether it’ll share duties with the Mercedes-AMG GT like it did last season. We do know that Mr Bernd Mayländer will drive it.
Roll on the first race…
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