Aston Martin DBX 707 to Compete in F1 With Accident Site Medical Response

Aston Martin DBX 707 to Compete in F1 With Accident Site Medical Response
  • The 2023 Formula 1 season’s official medical vehicle is the Aston Martin DBX 707.
  • The 707-hp SUV is fitted with myriad emergency gear as well as FIA-approved racing seats and harnesses.
  • The ’23 F1 World Championship season gets underway this weekend on Sunday, March 5, and will mark the debut of the DBX 707 with medical equipment.

Not a single Formula 1 driver wants to get into an accident this upcoming 2023 season. But when accidents do occur, emergency personnel will be hurried to the scene in an SUV with 707 horsepower—the Aston Martin DBX 707.

The DBX 707 has been designated as the official medical vehicle of the ’23 Formula One season, which will begin this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, March 5. The announcement was made today by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

The medic version of the DBX 707 is painted Aston Martin Racing Green and has emergency lights on top. It has numerous safety features and other emergency response tools. This list naturally includes a defibrillator and fire extinguishers, but passengers also have access to biometric information from the drivers and can hear communications from race control. This aids emergency medical personnel in evaluating the accident before they arrive.

Aston’s high-powered SUV is being driven by a professional driver to ensure that the emergency personnel arrive at racetrack crash sites as soon as possible and in the safest possible manner. A set of racing seats with six-point harnesses that have received FIA approval are also used to secure the rest of the passengers.

During the past two F1 seasons, the FIA has used the regular 542-hp DBX as the official medical car. It is significantly less potent than the 707 variant, which is also improved with track-ready hardware like carbon-ceramic brakes and a nine-speed automatic transmission with a wet-clutch pack.

During our testing, the DBX 707 sped through the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds at 119 mph and reached 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Not bad for a 5128-pound SUV. And in the hands of a skilled hotshoe, the official FIA version will see to it that F1 drivers receive the prompt medical attention they require when they are in danger.


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