Aston DBX becomes

super ambulance

Aston Martin DBX707 FIA Medical Car, 2023, front
Aston Martin DBX707 FIA Medical Car, 2023, side
Aston Martin DBX707 FIA Medical Car, 2023, rear
Aston Martin DBX707 FIA Medical Car and Vantage FIA Safety Car, 2023, front

THE Aston Martin DBX707 super-SUV has become the world's most powerful emergency vehicle as it takes to the track as the official FIA Medical Car in this year's Formula 1 championship.

The DBX707 has received significant engine, transmission, suspension, and brake upgrades, which have elevated the Aston Martin to the pinnacle of SUV performance.

Add to that pin-point dynamics, a new commanding body styling and an upgraded interior, and the DBX707 becomes the point at which performance meets luxury.

Aston says it is the fastest, most powerful, best handling and most engaging car of its kind.

Responsible for the vital task of transporting the sport's medics to the scene of an incident, the previous DBX Medical Car saw its share of action during the past two Grand Prix seasons, and now the DBX707 is ready to take its place on the world's greatest circuits.

Achieving 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, the DBX707 boasts 707ps with 900NM of torque enabling drivers of the Official Medical Car of Formula 1 to be able to get the medics to where they are needed faster than before.

Supplying the official cars has supported Aston Martin's product development, with data gathered from the DBX being driven by a professional driver around the Grand Prix circuits helping its vehicle dynamics experts push boundaries while developing the high-performance DBX707.

One of the key upgrades is the introduction of a new wet clutch transmission, providing noticeably faster gear changes and an improved launch capability known as "Race Start" that is ready and waiting for the call to action from Race Control.

The DBX707 has been fully adapted and equipped for its role as official FIA Medical Car with essential equipment such as fire extinguishers, medical bags and a defibrillator all having its own place in the DBX707.

The car is fitted with FIA-approved racing seats, each with a six-point racing harness as it will be driven to the limits on the track. Passengers will have access to communications from Race Control, and be able to see not only the FIA Marshalling system but biometric data from the F1drivers and live television images, which will allow early assessment of any incident.

Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin chief technology officer, said: "DBX707 is the perfect vehicle for the critical role as an Official FIA Medical Car of Formula 1, providing 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.

"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Formula 1and the FIA this season, with the pinnacle of motorsport a perfect environment for Aston Martin to showcase the capabilities of our ultra-luxury high-performance cars. 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."

The now familiar sight of the Aston Martin Vantage FIA Safety Car leading the F1cars around on the formation lap will remain in 2023 with a specially-adapted and equipped Aston Martin Vantage continuing as the Official Safety Car of Formula 1.

Developed by the Engineering team at Aston Martin's world-leading sports car design and engineering facility in Gaydon, UK, this one-of-a-kind Vantage is the fastest of its kind and equipped with FIA-specified safety equipment for its crucial role in F1.

Both the Vantage and DBX707 are painted in the same Aston Martin Racing Green colours as the two Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team cars driven by experienced racer Lance Stroll and two-time F1World Champion Fernando Alonso making them impossible to miss as the 2023 Formula 1season gets under way.

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