Announced on February 1, 2022, the Aston Martin DBX 707 was quickly labeled “the world’s most powerful petrol crossover” – a title that speaks for itself. Let’s see why. The mid-engined SUV was built on the already powerful Aston Martin DBX that the manufacturers are imbued with multiple redesigned parts and cool features, which we’ll cover in this list.
Supposedly, this particular vehicle was made with one thing in mind: to dethrone other powerhouses in its segment, such as the Bentley Bentayga S, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT and Range Rover Sport SVR. As you will discover, Aston Martin not only tried, but succeeded.
With extreme performance, unparalleled comfort and advanced technology, the 2022 SUVhas an aggressive yet stylish design that is unmistakably Aston Martin. All these details are great, but let’s move on to the things we are really interested in, which is the coolest features of the Aston Martin DBX 707!
10 Powerful AMG-built engine
The DBX 707 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 engine designed and used by the Mercedes AMG line. The 4.0L powerhouse offers 707 horsepower (hence the model’s name) and 663 lb-ft of torque, which is an increase of 155 hp and 147 lb-ft over the standard DBX. Further, the car has a top speed of 193 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds as tested by car†
9 rear spoiler
The rear of the DBX required some unique additions, such as the quad exhaust (talked about later in the list) and rear spoiler. The extended rear spoiler is made of carbon fiber and is complemented by aero-vortex blades on the re-profiled winged rear diffuser. These additions make the car appear lower while at the same time giving it an assertive character and more dynamics.
8 A powerhouse of a transmission
To get the full power of the new and improved engine, the DBX needed a more substantial transmission. As a result, the designers integrated a 9-speed gearbox, but swapped out the conventional torque converter for a race-grade wet clutch, something you won’t regularly see on an SUV. However, this decision resulted in 30% faster shifts, allowing the full potential of the engine to be used.
7 Larger alloy wheels
The DBX 707 comes with brand new, larger 23-inch alloy wheels that not only give the vehicle more height, but also complement the rest of the car’s sharp lines and overall exterior design. This also makes the car seem better proportioned compared to the standard DBX.
6 Braking power
Speaking of the wheels, we thought it would be a good idea to mention the brakes as well. So behind the enlarged alloy wheels you will find huge 420mm front and 390mm rear carbon ceramic discs† We think it’s worth noting that these are the largest brakes ever fitted to an Aston Martin. In addition to increased durability and improved pedal feel while driving, the braking distance has been significantly reduced.
5 The ultimate center console
Folks at Aston Martin have reinvented the role of the center console by giving the driver access to almost every aspect of the vehicle. You can use it to switch between driving modes, turn off the ESP, switch to manual transmission mode and control the suspension and exhausts in case you want to switch from a smooth ride to the mighty V8 soundtrack and vice versa .
4 Multiple driving modes
A new rotary switch on the center console gives the driver instant access to a range of driving modes. There are five. The “Terrain” mode is designed for off-road driving, the “GT” for maximum driving comfort, the “Sport” and “Sport+” for intense performance, and the “Individual” allows the driver to customize almost anything including the suspension, steering and exhaust.
3 Quad exhaust
Well there’s not much to talk about here other than it’s up to the driver to either drive quietly or wreak havoc on the highway with the loud quad exhaust in the back. Again, every aspect of the rear design complements the rest of the car and makes the DBX appear lower while providing a dynamic feel.
2 Infotainment system
The DBX 707’s infotainment system, which comes with 10.25-inch central and 12.3-inch driver information displays, provides access to various aspects of the car. For example, the system supports Apple CarPlay and voice control. Other additions include multiple USB ports, 12v charging sockets found throughout the car, satellite navigation and FM radio, among many others.
1 ADAS (Active Driver Assistance)
The car’s active driver assistance system provides access to multiple features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, parking assist, blind spot warning and lane change warning, door exit warning, forward collision warning, speed limiter and even a character recognition system between different other goodies.