For the 2023 FIA Formula 1 season, Aston Martin will use the world’s fastest SUV as its new medical car.
There was a major performance boost from the original DBX model. It was used for the Formula 1 2021 and 2022 seasons, to the DBX707, which is now in use. This update will improve the crew’s responsiveness and response time in the event of an accident.
It is true that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz both supply vehicles for use by the FIA’s medical and safety staff. Logistics, including sustainability and transport costs, will play a larger part this year in determining which brand will act at which track. In previous years, commercial and marketing considerations were the primary drivers of this decision.
For the previous two years. It has been common knowledge that the original DBX lacked the circuit-racing prowess of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. But now it has changed.
The basic DBX707. Released last year in the highly competitive luxury SUV market. It is certified to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. It is a significant improvement over the previous model’s 3.9 second time.
The car can outrun the Lamborghini Urus Performante, Ferrari Purosangue, Bentley Bentayga. Moreover, even Maserati Levante Trofeo by reaching top speeds of 193 miles per hour.
The new model is powered by a 697 horsepower variant of the AMG-sourced 4-litre V8 engine. Which is an increase from both the 542 hp of the previous model and the 649 hp of the equivalent Mercedes medical car.
This revised motor, developed by Aston, features new induction and exhaust systems in addition to improved software and turbochargers.
Upgrades to the DBX707’s appearance include a redesigned, more powerful diffuser arrangement. Carbon fibre is used in a number of key areas. Including the driveshaft, resulting in a vehicle that is far less heavy than its forebear.
Additionally, Darren Turner, a racer and test driver for Aston Martin, and Alan van der Merwe, a veteran driver in the FIA Medical Car Championship. They collaborated on the development of the medical vehicle variant. The latter assisted with the car’s fine-tuning in Bahrain the week before last.
Roberto Fedeli, the head technical officer at Aston Martin said. “It provides the performance and punch required for the world’s greatest racing circuits, in addition to the flexibility and space required by the sport’s officials and medics.
“With the eyes of the world on our products, there is pressure to perform. But that intensity pushes us to constantly improve.
“Seeing our cars used in an official capacity at such prestigious events is something that everyone at Aston Martin is very proud of.”