2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Estate F1 Medical Car

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Estate F1 Medical Car

About the Car

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Estate F1 Medical Car

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is debuting on the race track as the second Official Car alongside the GT S, succeeding the C63 AMG Estate in this role. The new Official Medical Car of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ is on hand to provide fast emergency medical care and is crewed by up to three medics. At the wheel is racing driver Alan van der Merwe (RSA, age 35). His co-driver is the official FIA head physician, Dr Ian Roberts (GB, age 51). The rear accommodates one or two assistant medics from a selected specialist hospital near to the race circuit concerned.

The Medical Car follows the Formula 1® field in the starting lap, as the racing cars are grouped particularly closely together in this critical phase of the race. In the event of an incident, the medics are thus able to reach the scene of the accident as quickly as possible and administer first aid immediately. During the race, the Official Medical Car of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ is lined up alongside the Safety Car in the pit lane.

The Medical Car of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ offers exceptional race track performance to ensure that no time is lost in emergencies: the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate generates a maximum output of 375 kW (510 hp) and peak torque of 700 Newton metres. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 4.1 seconds. As with the Safety Car, V8 engine, AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, dynamic engine mounts and electronic rear axle differential lock correspond to the road-going version. The Medical Car is also a delight to the ears: the Performance exhaust system has been modified to treat spectators and viewers to an even more striking V8 engine sound.

The engineers have adapted the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension to the special operating conditions, as the Medical Car carries three to four occupants and emergency equipment in high-speed deployment on the race track. The high-performance ceramic composite braking system at the front axle is also available as an option for the series production version of the C63 S. The ceramic discs are 402 millimetres in size. The brake callipers feature a special paint finish and

striking “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering. A high level of grip is provided by the tyres in standard size 245/35 R 19 (front) and 265/35 R 19 (rear), fitted on light-alloy cross-spoke wheels in 8.5 x 19 and 9.5 x 19 featuring a matt black painted finish with high-sheen rim flanges. This optional equipment is also available for every Mercedes-AMG C63.

Similarly to the Safety Car, the Medical Car is also fitted with an LED light bar on the roof. FIA and F1® logos, headlamps and tail lights with signalling functions and the illuminated rear number plate bearing “Medical Car” lettering distinguish the Medical Car from the series production vehicle. The 490-litre luggage compartment safely accommodates the complete scope of emergency equipment, including defibrillator and respirator.

Interior with special race track equipment

To provide the occupants with ideal support and safety, the speedy estate is fitted with four sports bucket seats including AMG emblems and six-point seat belts. A radio system enables communication with the race organisers. To enable monitoring of racing activities, two iPads® including InCar Hotspot and WLAN are also installed in the cockpit.