When we had our opportunity to go behind the wheel of the Aston Martin DBX SUV last year, we were smitten with the 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8, and the 541 hp on hand made our tester an enjoyable family hauler to throw around the corners. While this amount of power is already very potent, the British sports car maker knows that a select few crave even more power. The company has answered their demands with the all-new DBX707.
Hellcat Matching Horsepower For The Jet Set
When you look over what makes the DBX707 special, a prominent one is the fact that it appears to match Stellantis’s 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 in terms of power, with the DBX making 707 metric hp. However, whereas the devil-bred feline uses eight cylinders and a supercharger to pull this feat off, Aston opted for some modest tweaks to the existing 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8. That included revised engine software, new ballbearing style turbochargers, and a quad exhaust to help improve the soundtrack and the airflow.
When converted to standard measurements, the engine makes 697 hp, but the company is playing the marketing game here and is using the metric number as its promotional gold (a similar feat with the 6.0 liter V12 even though it’s technically a 5.9-liter unit.) The exterior benefits from new design elements that help make the DBX look more muscular, including a reworked front fascia, a more prominent roof-mounted spoiler, reworked front air intakes, and revamped daytime running lights. The chassis has been heavily reinforced for enhanced handling, and the air suspension gets new dampers and springs. The DBX’se-ARC system also gets completely overhauled, and it plays a role in further sharpening the DBX707’s handling manners.
While this is not the V12 powered DBX that some Aston loyalists were expecting, Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers claims that the DBX707 can make the sprint to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds when placed in “Race Start” mode and reach a top speed of 193 mph if the driver opts to keep the gas pedal firmly planted to the floor. Thankfully, Aston engineers equipped a potent set of brakes that are hidden behind the standard 22-inch wheels (23-inch hoops are optional) to help bring the fun to a safe and stable stop.
When Can I Buy A 2022 DBX707?
The 2022 Aston Martin DBX707 will go on sale in the spring of 2022, with production slated to begin in the first slice of the year. The company didn’t reveal all of the pricing information but did confirm that a base model will start at $232,000. That’s in the higher end of the ultra-luxury SUV bracket but look for Aston’s Q division to also offer some distinct custom touches and features to help it stand out better in the crowd for those that want to make a powerful statement when cruising down the road.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.