2023 Aston Martin DBX 707: an SUV that thinks it’s a race car

As promised during the original launch of the Aston Martin DBX, a more powerful and more efficient version is coming. The company today unveiled the 2023 DBX 707, which is shaping up to be the world’s fastest combustion SUV.

Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers intends to prove it soon on the Nürburgring circuit in Germany.

Instead of using a big V12 like other cars from the English brand, the DBX 707 opts for a reworked version of the AMG twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8. It hits 697 horsepower (or 707 metric horsepower, hence the name), which is a marked increase over the regular DBX’s 542 horsepower. It’s also more power than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (670 horsepower), Lamborghini Urus (641 horsepower), Bentley Bentayga Speed ​​(626 horsepower) and BMW X5 M Competition (617 horsepower). Maximum torque jumps to 663 lb-ft.

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Also armed with an AMG nine-speed automatic transmission that includes a cannon-start function (launch control) and promotes faster gear changes, the DBX 707 is said to be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.1 seconds. No rival can do the same except for the Tesla Model X Plaid, whose 1,020 electric horsepower takes 2.6 seconds to cross the 100 km/h mark.

Obviously, with so much power and speed, the DBX 707 has to rely on high-performance brakes. Its carbon-ceramic discs measure 16.5 inches at the front and 15.4 inches at the rear. By the way, 22-inch wheels are included here, but 23-inch ones are optional. They are fitted with Pirelli tyres.

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Design-wise, there’s an oversized front bumper and grille, black window surrounds instead of chrome, and a huge rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips.

Inside, new sports seats are in order, but it is possible to keep the usual comfort seats at no cost. The center console changes a bit and shortcut buttons for the different driving modes are added.

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Aston Martin anticipates that the DBX 707 will be so successful that it will generate around 60% of total DBX sales. We’ll see. Naturally, the price will match the performance (the one for the Canadian market will be announced later). Production begins this winter and the first deliveries worldwide will follow in the spring.

In video: Antoine Joubert presents the Aston Martin DBX


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