Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707: The world’s most powerful luxury SUV


Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707

The world’s most powerful luxury SUV

  • DBX707 heralds a new definition of performance and driving pleasure
  • Segment defining DBX707 elevates Aston Martin to the pinnacle of SUV performance
  • Unique Aston Martin developed 4.0-liter V8 generates increased power to 707PS and 900Nm
  • Features a comprehensive suite of engine, transmission, suspension and brake upgrades
  • Hardware highlights include a new 9-speed wet clutch gearbox and 420mm carbon brakes
  • Upgraded performance matched by commanding styling
  • Deliveries scheduled to begin Q2 2022

01 February 2022, Gaydon: The new DBX707 is an SUV like no other. One which elevates Aston Martin to the pinnacle of the segment with a unique combination of blistering performance, supreme dynamics, unmistakable style, and absolute luxury. Engineered with an abundance of character and compelling capability DBX707 is the ultimate SUV in every respect.

Fastest. Most powerful. Best handling. Three accolades for which the DBX707 was conceived to claim. Not by blindly chasing benchmarks but achieved on its own terms and in its own inimitable way. For Aston Martin this meant ensuring there is nuance behind the numbers – that’s to say world-beating power and pace matched by exceptional precision, dynamic flair and genuine engagement for an addictive and uniquely impressive driving experience. A saber in a segment of sledgehammers.

Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707: The world’s most powerful luxury SUV

Taking the V8 DBX’s widely acclaimed design, dynamics, and driver-pleasing character as its starting point, DBX707 builds brilliantly 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.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers, said of the DBX707: “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. 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.”

Starting with the powertrain, Aston Martin’s engineering team set about realizing the full potential of the DBX’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. 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 9-speed ‘wet clutch’ automatic transmission. Capable of managing much-increased torque loadings compared with a regular torque converter automatic, this high-performance transmission allows the output of the 4.0-liter V8 to be lifted to an immense 707PS and 900Nm, increases of 157PS and 200Nm over the DBX (V8).

Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707: The world’s most powerful luxury SUV

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.

Aston Martin’s Head of Powertrain, Ralph Illenberger said: “With this exceptional new model we have truly unlocked the performance potential within the DBX to create a world-beating high-performance SUV. The huge gains we have found in both power and torque demonstrate not only the inherent prowess of the 4.0-liter Biturbo V8, but Aston Martin’s appetite and the ability for finding uncompromising engineering solutions. The combination of this magnificent engine with a new 9-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 420mm front and 390mm rear, these CCB discs are gripped by 6-piston calipers and result in a 40.5kg 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. Improved brake cooling has been achieved by taking air from both the main cooling intake and the underfloor, with high-performance brake pads delivering excellent friction consistency across a wide temperature range.

Wheels and tires are 22in as standard (in a choice of Sport and Ribbon designs), with an optional 23in alloy wheel offered in a choice of textured black or satin black with diamond-turned highlights. The adoption of a 23in wheel also brings dynamic benefits, with the larger diameter tire offering improved steering response, better primary body control, and improved lap times.

DBX707 also features a new version of the electronically limited-slip rear differential (e-diff). Strengthened to handle the full 900Nm of torque, it features a revised (shorter) final drive ratio of 3.27 compared to 3.07 for the DBX V8. This aids the DBX707’s sprinting ability through the lower gears and enhances in-gear response while retaining the efficiency and cruising refinement offered by the 9-speed transmission.

Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707: The world’s most powerful luxury SUV

Torque distribution front-to-rear remains fully automatic, with the ability to send up to 100% of the torque to the rear axle on demand. Careful calibration of the e-diff ensures the DBX707 has the cornering agility, sporting feel and dynamic character of a true sports car. One that integrates chassis and powertrain technology to find the sweetest handling balance and seek to maintain the optimum combination of traction and agility at all times.

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 – already regarded as the best-handling SUV in the market – DBX707 features a dedicated chassis tune optimized to its uncompromising demands and objectives.

Starting with the suspension, DBX707 features new damper valving and recalibration of dynamic spring volume switching to improve body control and steering response. The electronic power steering system has also been adjusted to improve steering feel, with greater effort build-up off-center to help the driver build a clearer picture of increasing cornering loads and available grip.

Combined with tighter management of heave (vertical movement over bumps and crests or in compressions), pitch (when the car dives under braking or squats under acceleration) and body roll, DBX707 gives the driver easier ability to adjust the yaw of the car with natural pedal or steering inputs. Further detail changes have been made to the eARC (Electronic Active Roll Control) system, with revised parameters that heighten the sense of agility and improve the dynamic balance of the car.

To underline the DBX707’s driver-focussed credentials there have also been some changes and enhancements to the Dynamic Drive modes. “Race Start” is available in GT Sport and Sport+ modes to maximize off-the-line acceleration and truly showcase the enhanced performance. Revised active logic in the all-wheel-drive system transfer case achieves greater harmony and precise control between the driveline and the ESP system, for a more natural, sports car-like driving experience.

Aston Martin’s Head of Vehicle Engineering and Procurement, Drummond Jacoy, adds: “Creating the ultimate SUV presented formidable challenges for our engineering team. Too often this class of car is characterized 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 the spirit of placing the driver in control, DBX707 introduces a revised lower console containing new drive mode selection switches. Now, rather than having to enter a sub-menu within the infotainment system, the driver has immediate fingertip control of key dynamic modes and settings. These include dedicated buttons for suspension mode, ESP, manual gear selection mode – which now holds manual like a sports car, rather than defaulting back to auto – and active exhaust switch, which opens the valves of new quad tailpipe sports exhaust system without needing to be in Sport drive mode.

Introducing the Aston Martin DBX707: The world’s most powerful luxury SUV

In keeping with its extensive engineering upgrades, the exterior and interior of the DBX707 have received an equally thorough design makeover. The result is spectacular – overtly sporting but with the style and attention to detail for which Aston Martin is rightly celebrated.

New front-end treatment sees the DBX receive a larger front grille and all-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 9-speed transmission – features double vanes, the six horizontal bars now split to create more visual interest and make this range-topping model immediately identifiable.

Dark satin chrome window surrounds and new louvered bonnet blades co-ordinate perfectly with the front grille and gloss black splitter, continuing along the flanks with gloss black side sills, which now feature a deeper and more heavily sculpted profile to give the DBX707 a ground-hugging stance. DBX707 also welcomes the addition of soft-close doors, further enhancing the SUV’s luxury credentials.

Rear-end treatment is just as dramatic. Enhancing both aesthetic form and aerodynamic function 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. Finished in satin black to compliment the gloss black treatment of the diffuser this new exhaust has been tuned to deliver a unique sound signature. Completing the rear-end changes a new rear bumper complete with integrated quarter panel vents accentuating the DBX707’s muscular physique.

Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, adds: “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 recognizable as the highest performing model. Naturally, the function is the driver for some of the changes – most notably the larger grille aperture, rear spoiler and optional 23in 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®, as well as the optional Inspire – Comfort and Inspire Sport, which features full Semi-Aniline leather complete with embroidered Aston Martin wings on the headrest, a contrast stripe down the center of the seat and perforation pattern in the seat back and base cushion.

As on the exterior, the DBX707’s interior features a dark chrome finish to switchgear as standard. Bright chrome and carbon fiber can be specified as an option. Piano Black veneer is standard with carbon fiber or bronze metal mesh veneer finishes available as an option.

For customers looking to further enhance the exclusive nature of DBX707 and create something truly unique, Q by Aston Martin, the brand’s bespoke service delivers the ultimate in personalization. Offering an extensive palette of options, from unique graphics through to tinted carbons and bespoke materials on both the interior and exterior, each ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ car can push the boundaries of desire and is completely tailored to the customer.

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, which has achieved more than 3000 sales in its first year of production and scooped a host of accolades. These include ‘Best Luxury SUV’ at the GQ Car Awards, Top Gear’s ‘Super SUV of the Year’ award and back-to-back wins in PR Arabia National Auto Award ‘Best Super Luxury SUV’ category.

DBX707 production is due to commence in Q1 of 2022, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin during early Q2 2022.

About Aston Martin Lagonda:

Aston Martin’s vision is to be the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British brand, creating the most exquisitely addictive performance cars.

Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, Aston Martin is acknowledged as an iconic global brand synonymous with style, luxury, performance, and exclusivity. Aston Martin uses the latest technology, time-honored craftsmanship, and beautiful styling to produce a range of critically acclaimed luxury models including the Vantage, DB11, DBS and DBX and its first hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs creates, and exports cars that are sold in 55 countries around the world. Its sports cars are manufactured in Gaydon with its luxury DBX SUV range proudly manufactured in St Athan, Wales.

Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown, and the company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc.

2020 saw Lawrence Stroll become the company’s Executive Chairman, alongside significant new investment, a move that led to Aston Martin’s return to the pinnacle of motorsport with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team and commenced a new era for the iconic British marque.

DBX707 SPECIFICATION

Body & Design
Five-door SUV body style
Bonded aluminum bodyshell
Aluminium & composite body panels
Clamshell bonnet with twin vents
Signature double vein DB front grille
Signature horizontal DRL light
Signature rear light blade
Rear aero wing
Dark chrome trim – window surround & side strakes
Aston Martin wings & wordmark
Frameless doors with flush glazing and hidden seals
Panoramic glass sunroof
Dark chrome roof rails
Soft-close doors
Sport bumper,
Double layer side sills,
Multi-piece winged rear diffuser
Black quad exhausts
Engine
4.0-litre V8 Twin Turbo
Engine capacity: 3,982cm³
Bore: 83mm
Stroke: 92mm
Compression ratio 8.6:1
All-alloy construction
32-valve, quad overhead camshaft
Dual variable camshaft timing
Variable electronic turbo wastegate control
Water-to-air charge cooling
Cylinder deactivation system
Front mid-mounted engine position
Active valve exhaust system
Performance
Engine power: 707PS (697bhp / 520kW) @ 6000rpm
Engine torque: 900Nm (663 lb ft) @ 4500 rpm
Specific output: 138PS/litre (136bhp/litre)
Acceleration: 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds
Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds
Acceleration: 0-160kmh – 7.4 seconds
Maximum Speed: 193mph / 310km/h
Fuel economy & Emissions:
WLTP
UK Combined (mpg): 19.9mpg
EU Combined (l/100km): 14.2 l/100km
EU Combined (km/l): 7.0 km/l
Transmission & Drivetrain
9-speed automatic gearbox with multi-plate wet clutch
Engine mounted gearbox
Electronic shift-by-wire control system
Lightweight, one-piece carbon fiber propeller shaft
Electronic active center transfer case
Electronic rear limited-slip differential
Adaptive drive modes: x4 on-road, 1 off-road (Terrain+ characteristics and parameters now on Terrain)
Steering
Electric power-assisted, rack & pinion steering system (EPAS)
Speed-dependent steering with 14.4:1 ratio
2.6 turns lock-to-lock
Suspension
Cast aluminum suspension & subframe technology
Front: Wide spaced double wishbone, split lower link
Rear: Multi-link
Adaptive triple chamber air suspension
Variable ride height (raised by up to 45mm or lowered by 30mm)
Electronic active anti-roll control system (48-volt eARC)
Wheels & Tyres
22”
Wheel size: Front 10J x 22”, Rear 11.5J x 22”
Tires: Summer – Pirelli P Zero, Front 285/40 YR22, Rear 325/35 YR22
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Braking
Front: Carbon Ceramic (CCB) brake discs, Ø420mm with 6-piston aluminum calipers
Rear: Carbon Ceramic (CCB) brake discs, Ø390mm with sliding-piston aluminum calipers
High performance brake pad
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Auto Vehicle Hold
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Traction Control (TC)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Roll-over Stability Control (RSC)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Safety
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Speed limiter
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Lane Change Warning (LCW)
Rear Cross Traffic warning (RCT)
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Door Opening Warning (DOW)
Emergency call (market specific)
Airbags (front, side & curtain)
Seatbelt pre-tensioners & status indicator
ISOFIX child seat attachments (rear outer seats)
Dimensions
Length:
Width (body):
Width (folded mirrors):
Width (including mirrors):
Height:
Wheelbase:
Fuel tank capacity:
Luggage capacity:
Weight:
Weight Distribution:
Towing weight:
Approach angle:
Departure angle:
Breakover angle:
Wading depth:
Ground clearance:
Turning circle:
5,039mm
1,998mm
2,050mm
2,220 mm
1,680mm
3,060mm
87 liters
638 liters (plus up to 81 liters underfloor storage)
2,245kg (4,940lb) kerb weight (DIN)
52%/48% (front/rear)
2,700kg (5,940lb)
22.2° (25.7° max ride height)
24.3° (27.1° max ride height)
15.1° (18.8° max ride height)
500mm
175mm (220mm max ride height)
12.4 meters (kerb-to-kerb)
Standard Specification
Front seats & door mirrors – 3-position memory function
Rear seats – 3 seat, 40:20:40 split-folding
Power folding door mirrors
Auto-dimming & heated exterior mirrors
Keyless entry
Keyless start/stop button
Automatic 3-zone climate control
Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
Electric windows
Acoustic laminated side glass
Double sun visors (windscreen & side windows)
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Cabin courtesy lighting (64 colorways for ambient lighting)
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Heated rear window
Park assist
Front and rear parking sensors with a visual indicator
360° camera system with deploying rear camera
Carpet & carpet mats
Sports pedals – satin chrome
Premium Audio
Infotainment Touchpad and Dial
Door sill plaques – anodized with ‘Aston Martin’ wings
Electric steering column tilt & reach adjustment
Front center armrests – twin adjustable
Bi-LED headlights
Automatic headlights with Auto High Beam (AHB)
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
LED taillights – red
LED center high mounted stop light
LED rear foglights
Active rear brake lights
Approach illumination
Exterior paint – Solid
Front grille finish – Bright
Badging – Enamel AML Wings Badging and Script
22” Sport Wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned
Summer Tyres
Carbon ceramic brakes
Black painted brake calipers
Trim Inlay – Piano Black
Steering Wheel – Sport Wheel1
Jewelry Pack – Dark Satin Chrome
Sports Exhaust System
Power Tailgate
Tyre Repair Kit
Aston Martin Designer Key
Wireless ChargingOnly available with Accelerate
Standard Exterior Package
Upper – Gloss Black
– Gloss Black window surrounds (DLO)
– Gloss Black roof rails
– Gloss Black bonnet blades
– Gloss Black door mirror caps
Lower – Gloss Black
– Body Colour Sport Front Bumper
– Gloss Black Sport Front Splitter
– Gloss Black Front Aero Winglets
– Gloss Black Sport Door Sill Extensions
– Gloss Black Rear Diffuser with Gloss Black Diffuser Wing
– Gloss Black Rear Aero Winglets
– Body Colour Vented Rear Wheel Arches
Standard Interior Environment
Accelerate
– Alcantara® and Leather environment
– 16-way Sport electric front seats with memory
– Heated seats – front and rear
– Embroidery – Aston Martin wings
– Interior jewelry – Dark satin chrome
– Micro-perforation
– Headlining – Alcantara®
Technology & Audio
12.3” TFT driver information display
10.25” TFT central display
Aston Martin Premium Audio System (800 watts, 14 speakers)
AM/FM/DAB radio
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (US/CA only)
USB ports (x4)
12v charging sockets (x3)
SD Card port
Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with audio streaming
Mobile phone operating system connectivity via Apple CarPlay
Voice control
Satellite navigation system (HDD)
Rotary infotainment system interface and touchpad
Battery conditioning connection
Ambient lighting (64 colors, dual zone)
OPTIONAL SPECIFICATION
Exterior
Paint colors – Metallic, Signature Metallic, Racing Line, Q Satin, Q Heritage, Q Special
Front Grille Finish – Dark
Black Chrome AML Wings Badging and Script
22” Sport Wheel – Silver
22” Sport Wheel – Satin Black
22” Ribbon Wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned
22” Ribbon Wheel – Satin Black Diamond Turned
22” Ribbon Wheel – Satin Black Bronze Diamond Turned
23″ Forged Wheel – Satin Black Diamond Turned
23″ Forged Wheel – Satin Black Halo Diamond Turned
23″ Forged Wheel – Textured black
Brake Calipers
– Red painted
– Grey painted
– Yellow painted
– Bronze painted
– Orange painted
Exterior Packages
Lower – Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Body Package1
– Body Colour Sport Front Bumper
– Carbon Fibre Sport Front Splitter
– Gloss Black Front Aero Winglets
– Carbon Fibre and Gloss Black Sport Door Sill Extensions
– Carbon Fibre and Gloss Black Rear Diffuser with Gloss Black Diffuser Wing
– Carbon Fibre Rear Aero Winglets
– Body Colour Vented Rear Wheel Arches
Upper – Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Body Package
– Carbon fiber side strakes
– Gloss Black window surrounds (DLO)
– Gloss Black roof rails
– Carbon fiber bonnet blades
– Carbon Fiber door mirror caps
– Black exhaust tailpipe finisher
– Carbon fiber spoiler extension
Interior Environments
Inspire – Comfort
– Semi Aniline leather Environment
– 16-way Comfort electric front seats with memory
– Heated and ventilated seats – front and rear
– Embroidery – Aston Martin wings
– Interior jewelry – Satin chrome
– Headlining – leather (matched)
– Comfort Heated Duotone Steering Wheel (matched)
Inspire – Sport
– Semi Aniline leather Environment
– 16-way Sport electric front seats with memory
– Embroidery – Aston Martin wings
– Wings Quilt and Perforation with central leather stripe
– Interior jewelry – Dark satin chrome
– Headlining – leather (matched)
– Comfort Heated Duotone Steering Wheel (matched)
– 720gsm Carpet – Black
Seat Ventilation2
Steering Wheel
– Heated Sport Wheel3
– Alcantara Wheel4
Trim inlay
– Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre
– Q – Gloss Bronze Mesh
Jewelry Pack
– Satin Chrome
– Gloss 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre with Dark Chrome5
Smoked Taillights
Rear Privacy Glass6
Rear Acoustic Privacy Glass
Power Tailgate with Gesture Control7
Space Saver Spare Wheel
Electric Deploying Tow Bar8
Remote Park Heat9
Heavy Pile Floor Mats10
HomeLink® Wireless Control (GDO)11
Umbrella and Holder

1 Not available with Power Tailgate with Gesture Control
2 Only available on Create or Accelerate
3 Only available with Create or Accelerate
4 Not available with Inspire – Comfort
5 Includes carbon fiber paddle shifters
6Standard in select markets
7Not available with Exterior Carbon Fibre Lower package
8Not available in North America / China / South Korea / Australia / New Zealand
9Only available in UK and EU markets
10Only available with Inspire
11Standard in select markets

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