After giving us a sneak peek last month, Aston Martin has officially pulled the covers off their new high-performance SUV. Meet the DBX707. It's ready to take on the high-performance SUV market and go head-to-head with the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne, and the BMW X5/X6 M.
The biggest difference between the DBX707 and the standard DBX is found under the hood. The new model still uses the familiar twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 as the standard. However, output has been bumped to 707 horsepower (hence the 707 in the name) and 900 Nm torque. To produce the additional 157 horsepower, the British marque fitted a pair of new turbos and recalibrated the engine for more boost. In addition, a new quad-exit exhaust was fitted to improve the V8 rumble.
To handle the extra power, Aston Martin fitted a new faster shifting 9-speed wet-clutch gearbox. The rear e-diff has been upgraded to handle the added power and has a shorter final drive for better acceleration. Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive system has been recalibrated to match the new e-diff to improve handling. As a result, the DBX707 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 311 km/h.
Aston Martin didn't just add more power to the DBX707 and called it a day. To properly put the power down, the chassis and suspension were upgraded too. The new suspension now works with updates to the Electronic Active Roll Control (eARC), which further improves the SUV's handling. Larger brakes then help stop the SUV.
On the outside, the DBX707 looks more muscular and aggressive than the standard model. The automaker fitted a new front bumper with a larger grille, redesigned air intakes, and a front splitter. The rear remains mostly unchanged apart from the lower portion of the bumper to fit the quad exhaust system and the new roof spoiler. 22-inch wheels come standard while, 23-inch units are available as an option.
The DBX707 may be one very fast SUV, but Aston Martin made sure it's still very luxurious. The doors come with a soft-close function, and the cabin retains all its luxury touches. Sport seats are standard, but comfort seats can be fitted as an option.
There's no word whether Aston Martin Philippines will offer the DBX707 locally, but if they do, expect it to cost a lot more than the standard SUV.