Aston Martin DBX707 is the most powerful luxury SUV yet

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Speaker 1: This Speaker 2: Is a big grill. A vast acre of silver slats are gaping more, but still rot in a shape, synonymous with a particular brand. And it's humongous for a reason [00:00:30] because what's behind it demands a lot of air because this is now the most powerful luxury SUV. The Aston Martin DBX 7 0 7. Speaker 2: [00:01:00] Now, as you might imagine, those numbers do have meaning because under the bonnet is a four liter twin turbo V8, which we will come back to in a minute, but it puts out 707 PS metric horsepower, 697 break horsepower. That's up 157 brake horsepower of the standard DBX and crucially it's up over every other performance [00:01:30] SUV as well, more than a Lamborghini Aus, which puts out 650 PS talk that's up as well, up to 900 new meters. So 664 hos foot of talk produced at 2,800 RPM. That's slightly higher than before in the standard DBX, but it's 200 Newton meters more than in the DBX overall. And the power that 707 PS is produced in identical 6,000 RPM [00:02:00] to the standard DBX S output, which is well 157 break horsepower lower. Has it producing all that? Well, it's all to do with obviously the four liter twin turbocharged engine underneath this bonnet. Speaker 2: And yes, it is derived from the engine in the standard DBX, but this is an engine that is bespoke to Aston Martin now in this configuration. So you won't find it anywhere else. You won't find it on [00:02:30] any AMGs it's got larger ball-bearing turbos sitting, obviously in that hot V also, as I kind of mentioned in the intro, it has an awful lot more cooling in here. It's got double radiations, both on here, double stacked on each side. And yeah, it is an enormous grill. Isn't it? This color, by the way, plasma blue, a blue blooded talking of people of importance [00:03:00] it's worth mentioning Ralph Ellenberger. He was previously in the engine department at AMG, but he was brought to Aston by Tobes MES at the end of 2020, with the aim of making Aston's drive trains more bespoke to the brand. We saw the first hints of his influence with the revised Val Halla. Speaker 2: But this is the first time we are seeing it in a production vehicle talking of the drive train. This still has the nine speed auto, but it now has a wet plate clutch and shift times that are twice as fast as those in a standard DBX. There is also a new manual mode to allow the [00:03:30] driver full control of the gearbox. Now let's talk about the suspension because obviously that's been upgraded as well because as we know, power is nothing that control and it is wearing Perellis. And actually it's probably worth talking about the tires a little bit because we've seen that Tobs me is, is not aena fitting sort of particularly overtly performance orientated tires to cars we saw in the advantage F one addition, he didn't want cup two tires being fitted to that to extract the form. He wanted [00:04:00] it to come from elsewhere within the car. Speaker 2: Anyway, these are 20 threes comes on 20 twos as standard. And I think there'll be a specific design of 23, sort of perhaps later on down the line suspension though, we've still got the three chamber air suspension, the top mats for the dampers, 55% stiffer in this, at the front, also tweaked compression and rebound, uh, for the dampers in this. So 20% stiffing compression at the front and 15% stiffing compression at the [00:04:30] rear and in rebound it's 10% and 5% as well. In here, we have got huge 420 millimeter carbon ceramic breaks, 319 millimeters at the rear as well. And those come as standard underneath the car. There's a new four millimeter sheer panel to help torsional stiffness, although not a huge amount. And we're talking 1.3%, I think it said in the press pack, but I suppose every little helps this obviously has the, [00:05:00] um, for volt anti roll system as well. Speaker 2: And that's, that's quite interesting. I say it's increased the talk capacity by up to 50%, but they've done it in such a way that it will make the car sort of more dynamic and more sort of rear biased in the way that it does. It. It's one of those things. I can't quite get my head around it at the moment, but I think hopefully all will become when we get to drive this talking of steering new EPAs steering calibration as well. So that's [00:05:30] meant to feel sort of smooth and more linear, but also then when you add a lock, it's gonna give a little bit sort of better feedback in terms of the grip. So forward, seeing what that's like, the steering wheel, it self is the sport leather item, a standard, but a apart our Canara wheel is an option. The interior as a whole has the accelerate sport environment, which means a combination of leather and our Canara. Speaker 2: And you can also have duotone colors. If you wish a full semi line leather interior called inspire sport is [00:06:00] an option sport. Plus front seats are standard for the 7 0 7, albeit with the comfort items remaining an option and all except the center rear seat will be both heated and ventilated, dark Chrome jewelry and piano. Black veneer is the standard vibe on the dash and center console talking of which there is a new rotary drive mode selector. And there is also now a separate button for the sports exhaust system. That means you can increase or decrease the sound of the standard quad, exit sports [00:06:30] exhaust your heart's content, regardless of which drive mode you are in now elsewhere around the back here. Well, this kind of the most obvious things, not in fact, the sort of added extra on the rear wing up here, which is in carbon on this car. Speaker 2: It is the well enormous rear diffuser. It's massive. This sort of lip that mimics the boot lid up there. I'm not sure it's this, the, the prettiest item, but it certainly looks as [00:07:00] though it should be well, very helpful to the aerodynamics with its sort of by plane element there, what effect it will have on the aerodynamics. When you add a for berth, Coachman Lu, so too, or trailer or a race car, I have no idea, but you will be able to do that because you can still fit a deployable towbar to the 7 0 7 incidentally. What other connections do you make when you hear the numbers? 7 0 7 Boeing's first commercial jet liner, a missing piece in the perio puzzle, or perhaps as [00:07:30] it's an Aston, you make the leap to double oh seven, let us know in the comments, time below other things to talk about around the back here, we've got these new events on this side here, which yes I can see through them. Speaker 2: So they do look as though they are functional, not just there for decoration while we're around the back of the car, I should have actually of course mentioned the new EIF only recalibrated EIF, which has a shorter final drive ratios, 7% shorter down 3.27, and it's [00:08:00] also got 7% greater locking on it all to add a bit more dynamism to the car. Overall, the performance figures were 193 miles an hour. That depends slightly which tires you fit in terms of all seasons and things like that. And not to 62 at the moment, they're aiming for 3.6 seconds or possibly even slightly quicker, which is quick enough. I think for something like this in terms of price. [00:08:30] Well, they're looking at about a 20% uplift. It's going to be around about 180,000 pounds, which is an awful lot of money, but then it was already an expensive car and as good as the DBX has been to drive so far, and it has been very good, arguably the best SUV to drive it actually hasn't stood out perhaps as much given it is an expensive car. Now, however, with the 7 0 7, it takes the Lamborghini [00:09:00] A's crown. It is the most powerful. And I think people buying this little car want the top of the tree. So actually this more expensive DBX. Well, I think it could become the most popular of DBX as well.

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