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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Feast Your Eyes On The 707-Horsepower 2022 Aston Martin DBX707 Super SUV


Aston Martin has unleashed what it calls the fastest, most powerful, and best handling super SUV ever: the DBX707. Designed to be a “saber in a segment of sledgehammers,” the DBX707 builds up on the already sporty character of the DBX to make it into the pinnacle of SUV performance.

Starting with the powertrain, Aston Martin’s engineering team unleashed the full potential of the DBX’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Featuring new ball bearing turbochargers and a unique engine calibration, it now has 707 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque—an increase of 157 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque compared to the regular DBX.



Also new to Aston Martin’s flagship high performance SUV is a 9-speed ‘wet clutch’ automatic transmission chosen to handle the increased torque load compared to the regular torque converter automatic. The wet clutch transmission also offers faster gear changes and contributes greatly to the DBX707’s 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.3 seconds.

Integral to the DBX707’s suite of performance enhancements is the standard fitment of Carbon Ceramic Brakes. Measuring 420 mm front and 390 mm rear, these CCB discs are gripped by 6-piston calipers and result in a 40.5kg reduction in unsprung weight. Revisions were also made to improve pedal feel and even cooling.



In terms of handling, the DBX707 features a revised version of the electronic limited slip rear differential (e-diff) which has been strengthened. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive’s torque distribution front-to-rear remains fully automatic, with the ability to send up to 100 percent of the torque to the rear axle on demand. A standard air suspension system with tweaked characteristics and wheels up to 23 inches (standard are 22 inches) complete the road-holding package.

Inside, the DBX707 gets a revised lower console containing the new drive mode selection switches. Instead of combing through a menu within the infotainment system, there are now dedicated physical shortcut buttons to keep the driver always in control. Sport seats are standard with choices between Alcantara/leather or full semi-aniline leather.



Outside, the DBX707 gets a sportier profile with a larger grille and revised DRLs, new air intakes, brake cooling ducts, and front splitter. Over to the side, it gets dark satin chrome surrounds and a deeper side sill. Soft-close doors are a new feature here as well. To the back, it has a new rear bumper with integrated quarter panel vents, a new lip spoiler added the roof while at the bottom, it has a new diffuser system with large diameter quad exhaust pipes.

The 2022 Aston Martin DBX707 will start production in the first quarter of 2022 with deliveries to begin by the second quarter of 2022.

2 comments:

  1. Fastest on Top Speed maybe - but acceleration-wise Tesla Model X Plaid will eat this alive.

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