Aston Martin Unveils World’s Fastest and Most Powerful Luxury SUV
The DBX 707 SUV hits 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 193 mph.
Aston Martin has shot to the top of the ridiculous super-SUV segment with the launch of the devilishly powerful new DBX 707.
The performance variant of the British marque’s first SUV keeps AMG’s 4.0-liter V8, but adds two new ball-bearing turbochargers and a bespoke engine calibration, both of which were designed in-house.
The result is 697-horsepower, up 155 hp from the regular DBX. As Car and Driver notes, the DBX 707’s output bests that of leading super utes including the 626-hp Bentley Bentayga W12 Speed, 641-hp Lamborghini Urus, and the 670-hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, the latter being the benchmark Aston sought to beat.
Handling those horses is AMG’s nine-speed automatic, equipped with a motorcycle-style wet clutch instead of a torque converter for quicker gear changes and shorter gear ratios.
Aston claims a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds, which would tie Car and Driver’s quickest tested SUV ever: the Urus. And a 193-mph top speed makes the DBX 707 the world’s new fastest production SUV.
But it’s not the meanest looking, with an aesthetic appearance Aston very Britishly describes as “overtly sporting.”
Compared to the standard DBX, the 707 boasts a larger front grille in satin chrome with double vanes, new air intakes and ceramic brake cooling ducts, and a sharper front splitter.
More dark satin chrome surrounds the windows, complementing gloss black side sills that are deeper and more sculpted. Out back, there’s a new lip spoiler to reduce lift and enlarged twin diffusers that rise to meet hefty quad exhaust tips—also finished in satin black.
Multiple sporty themes are offered on the interior. Standard “Accelerate” features a mix of leather and Alcantara, while “Inspire Sport” gets full semi-aniline leather with embroidered Aston wings on the headrest and a contrast stripe.
More dark chrome comes as the standard finish for the instruments, while bright chrome and carbon fiber are options.
Starting at $232,000, the Aston Martin DBX 707 roars into showrooms in the second quarter of 2022.