Aston Martin is making an SUV, a first for the Gaydon-based firm. The Aston Martin DBX will be fully revealed in December 2019.
SUVs are hugely popular and even performance brands are jumping on the SUV trend. Think Porsche, Lamborghini and you get the idea. Aston Martin is one such brand that is set to unleash its very first performance SUV on the world. It will be called DBX and it’s expected to be fully revealed in December 2019.
While we wait to see the final product, Aston has dropped a few details of its new DBX.
Firstly, it will be powered by Aston’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that’s tuned to deliver 405 kW and 700 Nm.
Aston Martin states that the DBX’s cornering ability is n par with the Vantage and that its stopping power is superior to that of the DBS Superleggera. The DBX has also regularly achieved sub-8-minute lap times at the Nurburgring Nordschleife during testing. A top speed of more than 290 kph has also been achieved on numerous occasions.
Engineers have also paid particular attention to the sound delivered by the DBX’s exhaust system with the intention of creating a “broader and more solid acoustic note” with a deep base with increasing mid-tones. The DBX should, therefore, deliver a booming exhaust note when driven in sportier modes.
Those dual exhaust tips are expected to deliver a marvellous V8 soundtrack.
Matt Becker, Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer commented, “We have concentrated our work to ensure that the calibration and tune of this 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 delivers both the everyday usability and refinement expected by SUV owners. However, we have also focused heavily on matching that with the engaging driving dynamics that are commanded by our brand and inherent in every Aston Martin and early indications of the car’s overall performance have been incredibly promising.
The next few months will be extremely important to us, as we continue to hone the powertrain credentials and a dynamic setup that will help make this the most exciting SUV on the market”.
We will keep you updated as soon as more details become available.
Listen to the sound of the Aston Martin DBX's engine note below!