Aston Martin DBX707 is the performance version of the SUV He might have been saving an Aston Martin, period. It starts at $236,000, gets 16.5 mpg in the EU, and has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 697 horsepower. It’s fair to say that cars like this have become an extremely rare breed in the hybrid and electric car world.
(Full disclosure: Aston Martin flew me to Sardinia, Italy, for a few days, gave me plenty of food and drinks, and also put me in a luxury hotel, all so I could give the DBX707 a run. It wasn’t the worst trip of my life.)
The DBX707 is, in fact, a very old thing: a car built It is almost exclusive to take the lap record at the Nürburgringthe famous 12.9-German mile circuit where current record In the category SUVs, off-road vehicles, vans and vans, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, which was set last June with a time of 7:38.925, is ahead of the Audi RS Q8 and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+.
What is that?
It’s an Aston Martin DBX but with the V8 tuned for more, which is an almost uncomfortable amount, with a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds, according to Aston. The power goes to all four wheels through nineAutomatic transmission speed. The car’s V8 engine is actually an AMG engine, but Aston insists it has done a lot of internal work on it, focusing on making “the most powerful luxury SUV in the world”. It will rival the likes of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE Hybrid, which produces 670 horsepower. Bentley Bentayga Speed, which produces 626 horsepower; Lamborghini Urus, which produces 641 horsepower; And Ferrari PurosanguiWhen that car sees the light of day.
The car has an output of 697 horsepower, or 707 metric horsepower, so the 707 is in the name, which fortunately doesn’t refer to James Bond. 22 inch wheels are standard. Each seat is heated as standard. The launch control system on the GT Sport and GT Sport+ is called Race Start, It is as easy to use as coming to a complete stop, depressing the brake and the accelerator pedal to the floor. The car spins itself to the ideal level of rpm to prevent the wheel from spinning too much. Then you release the brakes and wait.
Likewise, torque distribution – which car sends power to and when – is an automatic process as the car strives to maintain maximum traction, even when it requires it, and sends all that power to the rear wheels. The car is plug and play, in one form or another, a welcome approach that doesn’t require you to think like a jet pilot. Aston also says that the wet-clutch transmission is significantly faster when shifting compared to the torque converter found on the regular DBX. On the road, the transmission registers with difficulty.
Several buttons are located on the console to control the manual gear selection mode, the active exhaust, the suspension mode, and the drive mode. The doors close satisfyingly and softly, which Aston said was done to signify luxury. Aston says it will sell the DBX707 to pretty much anyone who wants to buy one, unlike, ahem, some other automakers. You’ll also customize the DBX707 for them as well, in the form of various modifications both indoors and out. The DBX707 starts at $236K in the US, but the one Aston gave me to drive in Italy was $334,080.
It must be said that the power is simply enormous, with launch control that propels you and your passenger into your seat. Zero to 60 is really only half the story, although over 60 mph is where the car really shines with all that power on a nearly 5,000-pound vehicle. Above 60 mph, the car seemed to get more powerful, to the point where in our driving, which was on public roads in Sardinia, I wasn’t able to fully test it. Not sure I wanted to, and not sure many DBX707 owners would take the DBX707 on the right track, anyway. The power of the DBX707 is not really intended for use; It’s just existence in large part.
Other things: I was happily surprised to find the interior unattractive for a car in this level of luxury. This is a car, for example, whose interior you like more than the old school. Take for example the restricted screen size and the straight forward buttons. Not many of them, and nothing is not clear. You might call this a bit dated, which would only be an insult if you thought history was bad.
Oh, also, the car looks good, a mid-size SUV that doesn’t confuse you with its personal size. In short, it’s accessible, but with all the little bits to set it apart from a regular DBX. Aston says it has a different rear bumper, New air intakes and brake cooling ducts, a larger grille, and a new front splitter profile. There’s a new lip spoiler in the back, along with other changes to make what Aston calls “muscular fit,” which is accurate. In fact, it’s a slightly angry fist.
What is weakness
It’s hard to say that much in a poor $334,080 car, other than the price itself, makes it untouchable by all but one percent. One thing these buyers don’t care about but that I’m happy to put in is the fuel mileage: 16.5 miles per gallon according to European testing, which is pathetic for a car in this day and age, even the luxury car you intend to go fast. That’s almost too low to be ridiculous, though, indicating where Aston’s priorities lie, which is to push all their chips to perform on their gas-powered SUVs, perhaps for the first and last time. fair enough.
If you want to criticize something else about this car, it might be the presence of a luxury SUV that goes from zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds. If it goes any further and captures the record at the Ring, the DBX707 will be an Aston achievement, but an odd one, in a class that includes trucks and pickups. congratulations?
The DBX707 is a car that knows exactly what it is and what it is trying to do, and it’s a bit of a comfort in an inter-car era that, at the bottom of the market, can get stuck among the priorities. The DBX707, on the other hand, is an extraordinarily expensive and fast machine that promises easy thrills while driving. Aston thinks about half of their new DBXs will be DBX707, because if you’re spending $200,000 on a car, why not spend $300,000, I think. Aston couldn’t agree more.