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As in 2008 to 2010, the C63 AMG Estate is the Official F1 Medical Car
responsible for ensuring a rapid emergency response in the event of an accident.
The super-fast estate car follows the Formula 1 field during the starting lap,
because the race cars are still bunched extremely closely during this critical
phase of the race.
The current version of the C63 AMG Estate will be used
for the new season, with state-of-the-art design and engineering. Major new
visual features include the aluminum bonnet with modified powerdomes, the
radiator grille, the headlamps and the AMG rear apron. To ensure the best
possible airflow to the radiator/coolers, the AMG front apron has larger intake
apertures and side air vents.
C63 AMG Estate Formula 1 Medical Car
Features AMG Performance Package
From now on, power is transmitted by
the innovative AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission with a wet
start-up clutch, four driving modes, a double-declutch and a RACE START
function. Dynamic performance is guaranteed by the AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine,
which now delivers 487 hp at 6,800 rpm in the Official F1 Medical Car. The
increase in output versus the standard 457 hp engine is due to the AMG
Performance Package, which is optionally available for any C63 AMG and makes an
acceleration of 4.3 seconds from zero to 60 mph (Estate 4.4 sec.) possible. For
the AMG Performance Package the engine specialists have placed their trust in a
technology transfer from the SLS AMG: the forged pistons, connecting rods and
lightweight crankshaft have been adopted from the gull-wing model. The lower
inertia of the three-kilogram lighter components allows the naturally aspirated
eight-cylinder engine to rev freely and respond even more promptly.
Distinguishing features of the Performance Package include the variable intake
manifold painted in titanium grey and the AMG high-performance braking system
with internally ventilated composite brake discs at the front axle.
Outstanding driving dynamics are also ensured by the adjustable coil-over
suspension, the AMG light-alloy wheels shod with size 235/35 R19 (front) and
255/30 R19 (rear) tires, the differential lock and 3-stage ESP. Maximum
durability is provided by the optimized coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid
and power steering fluid cooling. Invisibly but unmistakably, the characteristic
AMG V8 sound issues from the special rear silencers of the AMG sports exhaust
Like the Official F1 Safety Car, the Official F1 Medical Car is
distinguishable by its F1- logos, the roof light bar, and the stroboscopic
flashing LED lights at the front and rear. A number plate illuminated with LEDs
and displaying the words "Medical Car" on the tailgate makes the car easier to
see in darkness or adverse weather conditions.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG F1 Medical Car: Review (2/2)