Aston Martin is set to go head to head with arch rivals Lamborghini and Porsche, following the reveal of the DBX707, a vehicle it says heralds a new definition for the pinnacle in performance and driving pleasure.
Powered by a unique Aston Martin developed 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 that punches out an insane 527kW of power and 900Nm of torque, the new range topping variant features a comprehensive suite of engine, transmission, suspension and brake upgrades.
Hardware highlights include new 9-speed wet clutch gearbox and 420mm carbon brakes, air suspension, an electronic limited slip diff and automatic torque distribution. The upgraded performance package delivers a blistering 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.3 seconds.
The go fast bits are matched by commanding styling, both inside and out. The result is spectacular – overtly sporting but with the style and attention to detail for which Aston Martin is rightly celebrated.
A new front-end treatment sees the DBX receive a larger front grille and all-new design of DRLs, complete with new air intakes and brake cooling ducts, plus a new front splitter profile.
The satin chrome grille – enlarged to significantly increase cooling airflow to both the ultra-high performance V8 and new 9-speed transmission – features double vanes, the six horizontal bars now split to create more visual interest too.
Dark satin chrome window surrounds and new louvred bonnet blades co-ordinate perfectly with the front grille and gloss black splitter, continuing along the flanks with gloss black side sills, which now feature a deeper and more heavily sculpted profile.
The DBX707 also welcomes the addition of soft-close doors, The rear-end treatment is just as dramatic, with a new lip spoiler added to the roof wing to reduce lift and increase high speed stability.
A significantly enlarged twin rear diffuser rises to meet the new large diameter quad exhaust system. Finished in satin black to complement the gloss black treatment of the diffuser, this new exhaust has been tuned to deliver a unique sound signature.
The theme continues inside with sport seats fitted as standard, with 16-way electric adjustment, plus heating in the front and rear. Three interior trims are available, offering a mix of leather and Alcantara choices.
The DBX707’s interior features a dark chrome finish to switchgear as standard. Bright chrome and carbon fibre can be specified as an option. Piano Black veneer is standard with carbon fibre or bronze metal mesh veneer finishes available as an option.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Q2 of 2022, and while the vehicle has been confirmed for the Australian market, it’s not yet known how much it will cost, nor when it will be available here. Potential customers can however configure their DBX707 online.