Don’t worry, you won’t be scheduled for an operation that’s going to be done by a German estate powered by a huge engine.
The 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG estate will be the medical car at the F1 Australian Grand Prix.
Now, in order to get a job like this, it’s clear that the “regular” version of this car would have to receive a few upgrades.
Mercedes’ C63 AMG Estate Medical Car is powered by the factory spec 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, complete with AMG development pack.
In this form it pushes out 487 horsepower and thanks to a AMG SpeedShift MCT 7-speed transmission it can get from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds.
The performance is pretty close to normal spec of the 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG estate and that’s a bit of a surprise.
Even though the C63 AMG gained a few pounds with the added medical equipment it also lost quite a few thanks to the interior equipment strip and the lightweight racing buckets that replace its standard armchairs.
We’re not told the top speed figure and the best guess is that the roof light bar does affect aerodynamics quite a lot.
At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter because in an emergency situation acceleration is all that counts and all that the 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Medical Car will do right.