With the DBX 707, Aston Martin rides one of the world’s most powerful SUVs on the street. The powerful SUV is more complex, faster, louder and forces many experienced drivers to get on their knees – including the author.
- Isabelle Riederer / A&W Verlag
The beautiful SUV from Aston Martin is already in its own league in the “normal” version, but the new powerful SUV DBX 707 is a completely different number. He is brighter, brighter, furious and faster. It was as if a British sports car manufacturer had added a vicious new animal to its model range, which would have brought even knee-jerk cartoons to its knees. But one after the other.
Let’s start with optics. The DBX 707 is quickly recognizable with redesigned daytime running lights, a large grille, extra ventilation and a new aggressive divider front profile. The powerful SUV comes from the assembly line on 22-inch wheels; 23-inch wheels are also available as an option. There’s a new damage edge on the roof wing, and the impressive double water supply has four large additional pipes, which ensures a fanfare spectacle that makes your ears light up.
Four liters, eight cylinders, 707 hp
Responsible for the fanfare orgy is the V8 biturbo from Mercedes-AMG, in which Aston Martin engineers have installed an extra turbocharger with a rubber and specially modified for more power and torque. Compared to the standard DBX, the DBX 707 gets 157 hp to 707 hp. The maximum torque is 900 Nm. The 9-speed automatic works with a wet clutch, so the gear shift is even crisper. Torque is automatically distributed between the front and rear axles, and the DBX 707 has an electronic rear slider variant. The Super SUV breaks 100 marks in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 310 km / h. Too much force must be broken down properly – this is ensured by regular carbon-ceramic brakes – and it clears the fist.
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But enough numbers, now is the time to find the monster. They greet you politely, approach you reluctantly and sit down in the elegant interior. True to the slogan, where Aston Martin is written about it, you also get Aston Martin inside. Excellent skin, high carbon content and excellent formulation. The large touch screen, which is part of the Comand infotainment system that Mercedes-AMG offers to the British, sits seated in the center of the dashboard. Too bad it is not a new MBUX. But Aston Martin designs cars and is not a smart phone on wheels.
Cheers echo from the back pipes
The start button is pressed and can be heard from the four tubes as if the sunset of the gods was near. If that is still not enough, you can open the flaps even further and you will steal the whole neighborhood of sleep. Up to the mountainous region of Sardinia it first goes to the main roads and country roads. When making friends with a monster SUV.
The DBX 707 is actually a monster. Even with the gentle touch of a gas pedal, a good body moves with irreplaceable power, if you change the driving modes to Sport +, there is no stopping the DBX 707 – how nice, there are carbon-ceramic brakes, even at speeds of around 300 km / h bite so hard that it almost pulls your face. In the “Sport” and “Sport +” versions there is also a launch control for the most daring.
After driving fast, the SUV now has to manifest itself on narrow, winding roads in the interior of Sardinia. Thanks to the suspension of the air, which focuses on increased performance, rapid gear changes and a steady chase and the almost abominable joy of the corner robbers, a thick ship about five feet[5 m]long slides down the mountains of Sardinia like a fiery knife through butter. . The cornerility of the corner was sometimes so pronounced that many car journalists with weak knees came from the noble Ballermann – as well as the author of this article. Aston Martin has not yet announced any prices for its new flag, but it is unlikely that anything will be sold for less than 200,000 francs.
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