The new Aston Martin Vantage supercar will replace the Mercedes-Benz GT R for safe duty in the first F1 2021 race in Bahrain. In addition to the Vantage, Aston Martin also offers a medical model DBX.
This year’s F1 season will feature a new safety car alongside the Mercedes-AMG GT R and C63 S, which is the Aston Martin Vantage supercar. In addition to Vantage, Aston Martin also offers a medical DBX model for the F1 2021 race.
Easily identify the Aston Martin Vantage and DBX F1 special car versions with the outstanding Racing Green color. The car also has a series of Lime Essence lime-yellow trim lines on the front / side spoiler and rear diffuser.
Like the Mercedes-AMG GT R safety car, the Vantage safety vehicle is also equipped with a warning light / horn system. In particular, the light system above the hood is made from carbon fiber and has an aerodynamic design.
Behind the car is mounted a camera that transmits images directly to the monitor inside the cockpit. The number plate area has been replaced with an LED screen that displays the signal for the driver.
The front spoiler helps the car have an additional 60 kg of pressure down the road when it runs at 200 km / h, reaching 155.6 kg. In order for the car to operate at the highest possible performance, the British automaker has upgraded the suspension, steering and dampers.
Aston Martin also tweaks the “heart” drive of this safety car. The 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine has a capacity of 528 horsepower, 24.6 horsepower more than the commercial Vantage. The maximum torque is kept at 685 Nm, but the rpm range to reach the maximum torque is wider.
The inside of the cockpit also received many upgrades to suit the job of a safe vehicle, such as the seat changed to FIA sports. The center screen has also been changed and there is a light / horn control system, the car is also equipped with a radio communication system to connect with the command center.
The person appointed by the FIA to drive this special Aston Martin Vantage is Bernd Maylander, a F1 driver with nearly 20 years of safe driving. Up to now, Bernd Maylander has safely driven around 700 laps.