The Aston Martin DBX707 recently underwent rigorous testing on winding roads across the globe. However, the finest experience of the world’s most potent luxury SUV can be encountered just a stone’s throw away from Aston Martin’s base in Gaydon, UK. The Chiltern Hills, located a mere 50 miles from the automaker’s spiritual home, prove to be a smooth and effortless terrain for the DBX707.
As the premier SUV in the company’s 110-year history, the DBX impeccably retains the quintessential elegance characteristic of an Aston Martin while exuding a robust and capable presence, adept at conquering the challenges of England’s country roads.
In this region, the towns and villages emulate the sophistication akin to the Hamptons, accustomed to the arrival of supercars from London. However, with its distinctive carbon roof spoiler, extended rear diffuser, optional 23-inch wheels (as if there were another choice), and a distinct sound signature, the DBX707 effortlessly commands attention and leaves an indelible mark.
Naturally, style and refinement are inherent in every Aston Martin creation. With the DBX707, the luxury brand aimed not only to reaffirm its status as a world-leading performance car manufacturer but also to enhance the custom 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to deliver 697 hp, a staggering top speed of 193 mph, and 663 lb-ft of torque.
Aston Martin’s dedication to improvement extends far beyond engine upgrades. Every facet of the DBX707’s performance – from aerodynamics, handling, suspension to brakes – has undergone enhancement. It is equipped with ball-bearing turbochargers and a novel nine-speed ‘wet clutch’ automatic transmission.
The expanded double-vane grill accommodates an 80% surge in airflow, ensuring the engine and transmission remain at optimal temperatures. Moreover, the standard inclusion of new, lighter carbon ceramic brakes ensures precise vehicle control.
Multiple methods are available to maximize the V8’s potential. A novel “Race Start” mode optimizes acceleration from a standstill, achieving an impressive 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds. For the boldest of drivers, engaging Sport+ mode and channeling all the torque to the rear wheels delivers unmatched acceleration at such a ride height.
Matching a genuine GT in a straight line is one accomplishment; matching its day-to-day usability is another. The vehicle’s lowered ride height, more responsive steering, and recalibrated suspension notably elevate the ride quality at lower speeds.
To cater to quieter village mornings, a quiet-start function is available, complemented by supremely comfortable sports seats as standard.
For those desiring further distinction, the Q by Aston Martin bespoke service offers limitless customization possibilities for both interior and exterior details, ensuring ownership of the world’s fastest SUV isn’t the only way to stand out.