The Aston Martin DBX707 features sports car performance in the shape of an SUV.
By Joe Yogerst
Having captured its category at 24 Hours of Le Mans in two of the past three years, Aston Martin is at the top of its game when it comes to motor racing.
While the new Aston Martin DBX707 may not quite be able to achieve the speed of the souped-up Le Mans Speedster—200 mph or more—it can easily equal or exceed any other luxury sports utility vehicle in terms of performance, power and style.
When you consider the fact that the top speed is a blazing 193 mph and that it can sprint off the line at a staggering zero to 60 in just 3.3 seconds, the DBX707 can easily leave any other SUV (and most sports cars) in the proverbial dust. The 4-liter V-8 engine generates an incredible 707 metric horsepower (hence the name) and 664 pound-feet of torque—huge leaps over the first-generation DBX, not to mention its competition.
After the four-door DBX was first launched in 2020, it was named the Best-Designed Car of the Year by The Sunday Times of London. “A brand traditionally associated with sports cars had a tough job on its hands creating its first SUV,” the British newspaper declared. But Aston Martin got it right the first time.
And they got it even better the second time by adding new ball bearing turbochargers and enhancing the vehicle’s Mercedes-Benz AMG SpeedShift MCT 9G-Tronic transmission with a 9-speed wet clutch gearbox. The 707 version also added a carbon fiber spoiler in the rear, four-barrel sports exhaust system, larger grille aperture in the front and carbon ceramic brakes.
Like any Aston Martin, the DBX707 doesn’t skimp in comfort. Owners can choose from the standard Sport seat or opt for a Comfort seat at no extra cost. Either way, the front seats feature 16-way electronic adjustment, while both front and back seats are heated. There are also options for full leather or leather/synthetic upholstery, as well as chrome and carbon fiber finishes. Customers can further customize their 707 via the Q by Aston Martin bespoke services.
Between the front seats, a redesigned center console features new drive mode selection switches that gives the driver fingertip control rather than having to toggle through a sub menu. Drive option modes include a manual gear selection mode, which makes the DBX707 driving experience more like a sports car, and active exhaust switch for the quad tailpipes.
Get there fast: In a world that’s increasingly hybrid and all-electric, full-blown gasoline cars like the DBX707 may soon be a thing of the past. But, until then, Aston Martin continues to flourish with unrivaled internal combustion options.
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The DBX707’s muscular physique and performance are enhanced by a larger FRONT GRILLE that increases airflow to the SUV’s ultra-high performance V-8 engine and 9-speed transmission. Also new on the front end: redesigned air intakes and brake cooling ducts.
The enhanced REAR END includes a new lip spoiler attached to the roof wing that helps reduce lift and increase high-speed stability. Beneath the back bumper is the new quad exhaust system plus a twin diffuser that produces the DBX707’s unique sound signature.
Owners can choose from standard 22-inch WHEELS or optional 23-inch alloy wheels with diamond-turned highlights. And how do you slow a 5,000-pound vehicle that can reach 193 mph? CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES with six-piston calipers paired with better brake cooling.
Much more driver friendly than its predecessor, the reimagined CENTER CONSOLE on the DBX707 delivers instant fingertip access to driving modes and other important functions.
Enhancing the SUV’s sports car vibe, molded SPORTS SEATS with leather racing stripes feature heating for chilly winter days and 16-way electronic adjustment that helps the driver achieve an ideal bearing.
Photos by Aston Martin/Max Earey