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The DBX was Aston Martin's first SUV, and it offered plenty of performance in a luxurious package. This time, it gave it even more power and created the DBX707.

30 Sep 2022 | Local News : Singapore


Aston Martin Singapore gathered the local automotive media to its Leng Kee Showroom on the morning of 29 September for the launch of the new DBX707. Aston Martin's APAC Director of Operations, Patrik Nilsson and the Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman were present to unveil the new car.

To coincide with the F1 weekend, Aston Martin's 2022 F1 car was also displayed at the showroom, giving the media an opportunity to get up close and observe the cutting-edge race machine.

Like the DBX, the DBX707 uses the same lightweight bonded aluminium construction 
The DBX, launched here almost three years ago, was Aston Martin's first SUV in its 106-year history.

Aston Martin's dedication towards creating an SUV that lives up to its heritage was clear - the DBX was built upon an all new, dedicated SUV platform.

Using the same bonded aluminium method of construction that is seen in Aston Martin's range of sports cars, it was able to create an SUV that is not only lightweight, but incredibly stiff as well, offering exceptional dynamics.

Under the bonnet, power has been increased thanks to ball-bearing turbochargers
Today, the new DBX707 takes the British marque's SUV to the next level. The power output from the 4.0-litre V8 engine has been increased to 697bhp (or 707ps as per its namesake), along with 900Nm of twisting force, making it the world's most powerful luxury SUV at the point of its global debut back in the start of the year.

This is achieved with ball-bearing turbochargers and a bespoke engine calibration. The power is now sent to the wheels through a nine-speed 'wet clutch' automatic transmission that is capable of managing the increased power and torque from the enhanced engine. As a result the luxury performance SUV is able to complete the century sprint in just 3.3 seconds.

Massive Carbon Ceramic Brakes enhances the braking performance on the DBX707
But power isn't the only discernible difference between the DBX707 and the original DBX. Aston Martin has taken the widely acclaimed design, dynamics and character, and built upon it to amplify every single facet of the car.

The result is not just an enhanced performance, but an intensified driving pleasure while exuding an even higher level of presence.

In the handling department, the DBX707 air-suspension features new damper valving and recalibration of its dynamic spring volume switching to improve body control and steering response.

An updated front end sets the DBX707 apart from the typical DBX
The electronic power steering system has also been tweaked to improve steering feel to convey a clearer sense of cornering loads and available grip to the driver, for an engaging drive.

Of course, with more power, comes the need for even better braking performance. As such, the DBX707 gets a set of Carbon Ceramic Brakes, with six-piston calipers gripping massive rotors measuring 420mm at the front and 390mm at the rear.

Along with revisions to the braking systems hydraulic sizing and booster tune, the brake pedal feel and braking response have been improved. Additionally, the lightweight Carbon Ceramic rotors also result in a 40.5kg reduction in unsprung weight, further enhancing performance on all fronts.

The revised lower console includes plenty of buttons to control driving features
Performance aside, the DBX707 also sees changes on the exterior and the interior. A new front-end with a larger front grille, new air intakes, brake cooling ducts and a new front splitter profile ensures that you'll never confuse it with the original DBX.

At the rear, there's a new lip spoiler on the roof wing to reduce lift and increase stability at speed. Meanwhile, the twin rear diffuser has also been significantly enlarged, matching the new large diameter quad exhaust system. A new rear bumper with integrated quarter panel vents further accentuates the DBX707's muscular physique.

To coincide with the F1 weekend, the 2022 Aston Martin F1 car was showcased as well
Inside, there's a revised lower console that contains new drive mode selection switches. These present the driver with dedicated buttons to control features such as the suspension mode, ESP, manual gear selection mode and the active exhaust.

According to Marek Reichman, the DBX has accounted for around 50% of Aston Martin's total sales volume last year.

Despite the success, the brand continues to enhance its products, resulting in the DBX707, which builds upon the well-loved DBX to offer even more in terms of design, performance and driving pleasure. The car is currently on display at Aston Martin Singapore's Leng Kee showroom.
 
Car model Price as of press time (without COE)
Aston Martin DBX707 4.0 V8 (A) $999,000

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