19 July 2022
Engineered with an abundance of character and compelling capability, DBX707 is the ultimate SUV in every respect. The fastest, most powerful and with the best handling – three accolades for which the DBX707 was conceived to claim.
For Aston Martin, this meant ensuring there’s nuance behind the numbers – that’s to say world-beating power and pace matched by exceptional precision, dynamic flair and genuine engagement.
Taking the V8 DBX’s widely acclaimed design, dynamics and driver-pleasing character as its starting point, DBX707 builds on those authentic sporting attributes. Every area of the car has been enhanced to boost performance, intensify driving pleasure and amplify its on-road presence.
“Right from its first introduction the DBX has represented Aston Martin’s dynamic and design values in a way that proves not all SUVs have to conform to the same compromises,” said Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers.
“With the DBX707 we have pushed the boundaries in every area to create a car that sets new standards of performance and desirability. The fastest, most powerful, best handling and most engaging car of its kind, it propels Aston Martin to the pinnacle of SUV performance.”
Led by Aston Martin’s Head of Powertrain Engineering, Ralph Illenberger, the DBX707’s engine now features ball-bearing turbochargers and a bespoke engine calibration to liberate more power and torque.
Also new to Aston Martin’s flagship high-performance SUV is a nine-speed wet clutch automatic transmission.
Capable of managing much-increased torque loadings compared with a regular torque converter automatic, this high-performance transmission allows output of the 4.0-litre V8 to be lifted to an immense 707 PS and 900 Nm, increases of 157 PS and 200 Nm over the DBX (V8).
The adoption of the new wet clutch transmission brings further benefits, most noticeably much faster gear changes compared to the torque converter transmission.
The feel of the shift is more immediate and direct, which gives the driver an increased sense of control and responsiveness, and a dramatic character change from the DBX (V8). Launch capability is also improved, which contributes towards the DBX707’s 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds.
“With this exceptional new model we have truly unlocked the performance potential within the DBX to create a world beating high-performance SUV,” said Illenberger.
“The huge gains we have found in both power and torque demonstrates not only the inherent prowess of the 4.0-litre biturbo V8, but Aston Martin’s appetite and ability for finding uncompromising engineering solutions.
“The combination of this magnificent engine with a new nine-speed wet-clutch transmission sits at the heart of DBX707’s formidable capabilities and unforgettable character.”
Integral to the DBX707’s suite of performance enhancements is the standard fitment of Carbon Ceramic Brakes. Measuring 420 millimetres front and 390 millimetres rear, these CCB discs are gripped by six-piston callipers and result in a 40.5-kilogram reduction in unsprung weight.
Revisions to the braking system’s hydraulic sizing and booster tune improve pedal feel and braking response for greater precision and driver confidence.
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.
Key to the DBX707’s exceptional handling is its air suspension system. Retaining the basic architecture and triple volume air chambers of the DBX V8, DBX707 features a dedicated chassis tune optimised to its uncompromising demands and objectives.
To underline the DBX707’s driver-focused credentials, there have been some changes and enhancements to the Dynamic Drive modes.
Race Start is available in GT Sport and Sport+ modes to maximise off-the-line acceleration and truly showcase the enhanced performance.
Aston Martin’s Head of Vehicle Engineering and Procurement, Drummond Jacoy, added, “Creating the ultimate SUV presented formidable challenges for our engineering team.
“Too often this class of car is characterised by an obsession with brute force. With DBX707 our objective was to match immense performance with impeccable control and precision, combined with an authentic sporting character essential in every Aston Martin model.
“To this end, we applied an uncompromising approach to every area of the vehicle. Engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, electronic systems and aerodynamics have all been subject to extensive enhancement and meticulous tuning.
“The result is a car which sets new standards and further distinguishes the DBX from its class rivals.”
In keeping with its extensive engineering upgrades, the exterior and interior of the DBX707 have received an equally thorough design makeover.
New front-end treatment sees the DBX receive a larger front grille and new design of DRL complete with new air intakes and brake cooling ducts, plus a new front splitter profile.
The satin chrome grille – enlarged to significantly increase cooling airflow to both the ultra-high performance V8 and new nine-speed transmission – features double vanes, the six horizontal bars now split to create more visual interest and make this range-topping model immediately identifiable.
Rear-end treatment is just as dramatic. A new lip spoiler has been added to the roof wing to reduce lift and increase high-speed stability, with a significantly enlarged twin rear diffuser rising to meet the new large diameter quad exhaust system.
Completing the rear-end changes, a new rear bumper complete with integrated quarter panel vents accentuate the DBX707’s muscular physique.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said, “The key to DBX707’s design DNA is capturing the confidence that comes from its dynamic supremacy.
“When you are the alpha SUV you don’t have to try too hard, therefore, we concentrated on those areas of the design that would make the DBX707 instantly recognisable as the highest performing model.
“Naturally, function is the driver for some of the changes – most notably the larger grille aperture, rear spoiler and optional 23-inch wheels – but elsewhere, such as the side sills and rear bumper, we expressed the DBX707’s immense performance in ways that create a more aggressive stance and greater muscularity.
“The result is a design that exudes potency while retaining our commitment to pure lines and perfect proportions. DBX707 is a true performance beast, yet retains the beauty and elegance you expect from Aston Martin’s DNA.”
The sporting theme continues inside with Sport seats fitted as standard (Comfort seats are available as a no-cost option). All seat options come with 16-way electric adjustment plus heating in front and rear as standard.
There are three choices of interior environments – standard-fit Accelerate, which features a mix of leather and Alcantara®.
The optional Inspire Comfort and Inspire Sport features full Semi-Aniline leather complete with embroidered Aston Martin wings on the headrest, a contrast stripe down the centre of the seat and perforation pattern in the seat back and base cushion.
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As the flagship model in the DBX range, the DBX707 is poised to continue the multi-award-winning achievements of Aston Martin’s first SUV.