Aston Martin DBX707 is billed as the world’s most powerful luxury SUV
Aston Martin has revealed its DBX707, a new performance variant of the luxury SUV that was not short on power from the get-go. The British marque says the DBX707 was conceived to become the fastest, most powerful and best handling luxury SUV.
Because it is billed as the world’s most powerful luxury SUV, the Aston Martin DBX707 comes with a thorough design makeover to make it look meaner and sportier.
Up front, there is a larger radiator grille in satin chrome, new DRL signature, new gloss black splitter, air intakes, brake cooling ducts and louvred bonnet blades.
Along the sides, the car has dark satin chrome window surrounds, newer gloss black side sills, while at the back, the DBX707 has a roof spoiler, a new lip spoiler, new bumper, a large twin diffuser and a new quad tailpipe sports exhaust system.
Riding on 22-inch alloys as standard, while a 23-inch rim is offered as an optional extra, the performance SUV has improved brake cooling that draws air from both the main cooling intake and the underfloor.
Inside, the Aston Martin DBX707 can be had with different upholstery options, Piano Black veneer (carbon-fibre or bronze metal mesh veneer are options) and dark chrome switchgear (bright chrome and carbon-fibre are optional).
It comes fitted with sport seats (comfort seats are available) with 16-way electric adjustment plus heating (rear seats get heating function too), and a revised lower console containing new drive mode selection switches.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that is tuned to produce a maximum of 707 PS and 900 Nm. This is, respectively, 157 PS and 200 Nm more than the regular DBX V8.
Teamed to the motor is a new 9-speed ‘wet clutch’ automatic gearbox paired to an all-wheel drive system and the performance SUV also has a new electronic limited slip rear differential that has a shorter final drive ratio (3.27 instead of the DBX V8’s 3.07).
The DBX707 can do the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 3.3 seconds and Aston says 100 percent of the V8’s torque can be sent to the rear axle on demand.
The car comes fitted as standard with carbon ceramic brakes – 420 mm front and 390 mm rear discs clamped by 6-piston calipers – that reduce its unsprung mass by 40.5 kg.
Despite all its sporting intentions, the DBX707 is inherently a luxury SUV. Thus, it has air suspension with dedicated tuning. What’s more, even the electronic power steering and the eARC (Electronic Active Roll Control) system have been revised.
Changes have also been made to the Dynamic Drive modes of the performance luxury SUV. Now, a “Race Start” feature is available in GT Sport and Sport+ modes.
Production of the flagship model in the DBX range will commence in Q1 of 2022 while first deliveries are scheduled to begin during early Q2 of this calendar year.