And he then put his hand to the well-known 4.0-liter V8 block from AMG. Among other things, it got new, ball-bearing turbochargers and a newly programmed control. The engine is there, the British are proud of that, only at Aston Martin.
Carbon-ceramic brakes on board as standard
Power is transmitted by the AMG nine-speed automatic transmission with a wet starting clutch, while the four-wheel drive works with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The chassis, with double wishbones at the front and a multi-link axle at the rear with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, has also been redesigned and the three-chamber air suspension adapted. In addition, a 48-volt roll compensation system and carbon-ceramic brakes are standard on board, 420 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear.
The brakes in particular proved to be not without problems on the first trips – on public roads. It was relatively cold, around nine degrees, and rained heavily at times, the test DBX707 stood on 23-inch wheels with Pirelli P Zero. Not fortunate circumstances, the brake feel was always slightly diffuse, the brakes responded hesitantly and decelerated rather cautiously. It may be that the overheated system behaves completely differently on a circuit – but that’s how the conditions were.
Bouldering V8 in the DBX707
The nine-speed automatic reacts snappily and likes to mercilessly clean the gears in the Sport+ mode, for example – but otherwise pleases with rapid and surprisingly smooth gear changes.
The DBX707 fires insanely fast through the area, but the weight and almost even more the dimensions of the car can always be felt, after all, the DBX707 is over five meters long and two meters wide, the wheelbase is over three meters.
Good space in the Aston Martin
As intensively as Aston Martin has devoted itself to the drive and chassis, the differences to the normal DBX in terms of design and appearance are limited. Up front, the DBX707 sports a larger satin chrome grille and larger air intakes, along with new bumpers with spoilers and splitters. Strong side skirts on the flank and a powerful roof spoiler at the rear, a large diffuser and four fat tailpipes.
The space available in the DBX is always a positive surprise – especially in the surprisingly airy rear. There is even a three-part folding backrest and a notable trunk (according to Aston Martin 638 liters). But does that really matter to the wealthy future owners? We’ll start in the middle of the year, prices start at 238,500 euros. A really big number, this DBX707.
Specifications and price: Aston Martin DBX707
• Displacement 3982cc
• Perfomance 520 kW (707 hp) at 6000 rpm
• Max. Torque 900 Nm at 2600 rpm
• Drive All-wheel drive/nine-speed automatic
• L/W/H 5039/ 1998/1680mm
• curb weight 2245kg
• trunk 638 liters
• 0-100km/h 3.3s
• Top 310km/h
• Consumption 14.2L S
• Exhaust CO2 323g/km
• Price from 238,500 euros