Published on February 3rd, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Aston Martin DBX707 Is The Fastest SUV From The Company
The Aston Martin DBX707 is now the highest performing SUV the company has to offer.
Aston Martin has been chasing its rivals with a performance SUV, the DBX. But as the competition heats up, the company has been working on something even more powerful and today they’ve showed what that is. They’re calling it the DBX707 and it’s the fastest, most powerful, best handling Aston Martin SUV on offer.
The Aston Martin DBX is powered by the same 4L twin-turbocharged V8 sourced from AMG. However, this time, the engine features ball bearing turbochargers and a bespoke engine calibration. This increases the power output by 157PS and 200Nm over the standard DBX.
The final figure – 707PS and 900Nm of torque. A new wet clutch transmission brings much faster gear changes compared to the torque converter transmission and this gives is a much different character to the standard DBX. The DBX707’s 0-100km/h time has also improved to just 3.3 seconds.
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 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds.
Besides the powertrain improvements, Aston Martin engineers have also enhanced the performance of the DBX707 in other meaningful ways. Carbon Ceramic Brakes are now standard at 420mm in the front and 390mm at the rear with 6-piston callipers. All-in-all, these new brakes cut 40.5kg in unsprung weight. The brake’s hydraulic sizing and booster tune improve pedal feel and braking response too. The brake cooling system has also been improved by taking air from the main cooling intake and the underfloor for better sustained performance.
The DBX707 features a new version of the electronic limited slip rear differential with a strengthened final drive ratio of 3.27 compared to 3.07. Improved handling is also guaranteed thanks to the air suspension, which features a dedicated chassis tune. The DBX707 features new damper valving and recalibration of dynamic spring volume switching.
The electronic power steering system has also been adjusted for greater effort build-up off centre. The DBX707 has tighter management of heave, pitch and body roll as well as further changes to the Electronic Active Roll Control system. with revised parameters to heighten the car’s sense of agility.
“Race Start” is available in GT Sport and Sport+ modes for best launch times. Revised active logic in the all-wheel drive system transfer case allows for a more precise, sportscar-like driving experience.
22″ wheels are standard in Sport or Ribbon designs with other optional 23″ alloy wheels in textured black or satin black with diamond turned highlights as options.
A new lower console has been designed specifically for the DBX707 and it is lower than before with are drive mode selection switches putting key dynamic modes and settings at the driver’s fingertips. Manual gear selection mode holds the gearbox in manual mode now and the active exhaust switch opens the valves of the quad tailpipe sports exhaust system without needing to be in Sport drive mode.
Inside, Sport seats come as standard, with 16-way electric adjustment plus heating in front and rear as standard. The interior can be fitted with leather and Alcantara, or full semi-aniline leather as an option.
This interior now features dark chrome finish as standard with piano black veneer and carbon fibre or bronze metal mesh veneer as an option.
Other design updates for the DBX707 come in the form of a larger front grille in satin chrome with double vanes and six horizontal bars, a new daytime running light, new air intakes, new brake cooling ducts, a new front splitter profile, new dark satin chrome window surrounds, and new louvred bonnet blades. Soft-close doors enhance the luxury aspect of this model. Around back, there’s a new lip spoiler on the roof wing, larger twin rear diffusers, larger diameter exhaust tips, satin black and gloss black finishing is found here with a new rear bumper design to complete the look.
Production of the Aston Martin DBX707 is anticipated to begin in Q1 2022.