British carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled the DBX707, a year after the launch of its first-ever SUV, the DBX. Besides carrying the luxury tag that one can expect from the brand, the new flagship model is also the world’s most powerful SUV. Prices for the DBX707 aren’t out yet. Aston Martin plans to start production in the first quarter of 2022, with the company looking to produce 5,000 units every year. Deliveries are likely to begin in mid-2022.

                                   

In terms of design, the DBX707 looks more aggressive than the standard car. It gets a satin gloss trim, huge quad-outlet exhaust pipes, a large redesigned version of Aston Martin’s signature grille with double-stacked slats, and a lower and longer front splitter. Adding to the luxury SUV’s stance are the huge 23-inch wheels it
sits on. 

 

Aston Martin DBX707 rear

The level of the interiors has been upped too. It is equipped with a new centre console that provides you with instant access to important functions, like drive modes and manual mode. Sticking to its sporty theme, the DBX707 offers the option of an ‘Inspire Sport’ interior that is exclusive to the model, and it gets you semi-aniline leather upholstery, sport quilting and perforations on the seats, extra thick carpets, a split-rim steering wheel and leather headlining.

 

Aston Martin DBX707 interior

 The DBX707 is an uprated version of the standard DXB and gets a retuned 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 707hp and 900Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an all-new 9-speed “wet clutch” transmission. It has a claimed 0-100kph time of 3.3 seconds.

 

Considering that the 707 receives significant upgrades to its suspension, and handling, with a lot of the tech coming from the DBX official medical car (like the carbon-ceramic brakes) that was tested on Formula One tracks, this super-SUV should be able to deliver excellence in many areas.

 

That Aston Martin decided to launch an internal combustion-powered SUV comes as a bit of a surprise as other carmakers are working on rolling out electric vehicles. In an interview with CNBC, Aston Martin’s Executive Chairman Lawrence said, “We’ve already launched three vehicles. We’re well ahead in our journey to ultimately be fully EV by 2025.” The models launched are the DBX hybrid sold in China and EV versions of the Valkyrie and Valhalla.

 

About a year ago, Aston Martin brought the standard DBX to India, adding to its line-up that includes the Vantage and the DB11.