Aston Martin presents the DBX707, a muscular variant of its SUV which offers, as its name suggests, 707 hp. Under the hood is still a 100% thermal V8.
Just over two years after launching the DBX, Aston Martin is expanding the range of its first SUV with a high-performance variant named DBX707. The model’s name refers to its power, and it’s not the long-awaited plug-in hybrid DBX since its 707 horsepower is 100% thermal. Under the hood, thehe Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0L twin-turbo V8 has been reworked to gain 157bhp and 200Nm over the standard DBX, with torque peaking at 900Nm. This cavalry is sent to all four wheels by a new nine-speed automatic gearbox with wet clutch and a recalibrated piloted rear differential. The final gear of the transmission has been shortened. These modifications which allow the SUV to gain 1.2 on the exercise from 0 to 100 km/h, claimed in 3.3 s for the DBX707 despite a weight always greater than 2.2 tonnes empty. Aston Martin announces a top speed of 310 km/h for its latest addition, against 291 km/h for the classic DBX. Even a Lamborghini Urus (650 hp, 850 Nm, 3.6 s, 305 km/h) is behind. “In a segment hitherto made up of beasts of burden and workhorses, Aston Martin has given itself the mission of creating a real thoroughbred”, tackles the manufacturer while Ferrari is a few months away from presenting its SUV announced under the name Purosangue. And Marek Reichman, chief designer of the British manufacturer, to qualify the DBX707 as “SUV alpha”. In all modesty.
A more than suggestive panoply
Side look too, the DBX707 announces the color. Its grille has been enlarged and is now adorned with six double horizontal blades. Its front bumper has been redesigned accordingly, like the spoiler that underlines it. New scoops are used to cool the carbon-ceramic brakes whose discs are 420 mm in diameter at the front and 390 mm at the rear. The English behemoth features six-piston calipers at all four corners behind 22-inch rims (23 optional). The rear part of the vehicle has also been reworked. The roof spoiler has been lengthened, the diffuser is more prominent and the tailpipes placed on each side are now double. The interior of the DBX707 receives sports seats as standard as well as dark chrome finishing details, and we note the appearance of a wheel dedicated to the selection of driving modes on the central console. The firm’s Q department obviously offers many possibilities for customization. The Aston Martin DBX must go into production in the first quarter of 2022 to be delivered from the next. Its price has not yet been communicated but it is already configurable on the manufacturer’s website.