Say Hello to the World’s Fastest SUV

Aston Martin ups its SUV game with the brand-new DBX 707

Aston Martin DBX707

Like it or not, the sport utility vehicle (SUV) has become the fastest growing segment of the automotive industry. Sure, the type’s immense popularity has been labelled by some as just a passing fad, but the continued yearly increases in SUV sales seem to indicate a more permanent situation.

Thus, even noted automotive marquees like Ferrari have hedged its bets on the super sports SUV market. After all, Porsche did this 20 years ago and that yielded success for the brand. Ditto Lamborghini with the Urus and Ferrari will follow suit with the upcoming Purosangue…

So, 2020 was Aston Martin’s turn to join the SUV party with its DBX: A proper brutish British bruiser! But even that original car’s very muscular 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranked out 550 PS and 700 Nm of torque was perhaps still a tad underwhelming for some punters out there…

But now comes the updated Aston Martin DBX707 with its tweaked, AMG-sourced V8 mill offering 707 PS with 900 Nm, driving all four wheels. This is paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox with a multi-plate wet clutch for quicker gear changes. There’s also a choice of five driving modes with one of them being for specifically for “off-road” purposes.


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But perhaps taking this car out on some jollies off the beaten track wouldn’t be the smartest things for one to do? After all, there is the issue of its rather astronomical price tag – Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur’s is asking RM 1,098,000 for the DBX707!

Regardless, the car’s powertrain features a lightweight, one-piece carbon fibre drive shaft to handle the increased output courtesy of revised engine mapping and new ball bearing turbos. And yes, depending on driving mode selected, up to 100% of the engine’s power can be sent to the rear wheels for some really spectacular take offs at the traffic lights!

With such a brute of a powerplant, the ‘707 is blessed with record-breaking performance Aston Martin claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 3.5 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 310 km/h. Of course, the car is also shod with the proper tyres to handle such blistering performance – its 22-inch gloss black diamond wheels are wrapped with 285/40 out front and 325/35 rear Pirelli P Zero tyres.

All this pretty much makes it the world’s fastest SUV right now, faster than a Ferrari Purosangue (308 km/h), both the 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante and Bentley Bentayga (305 km/h), and the Maserati Levante Trofeo (301 km/h).

Visually, the DBX707 also differentiates itself from the standard DBX with an even larger front grille with double horizontal slats. Its daytime running lights have also been slimmed down, and now comes with the addition of a new front splitter. At the rear, the car is fitted with a new rear diffuser, new rear spoiler and now features quad exhaust tailpipes, unlike the dual-exit setup in the standard DBX.

But just like the earlier model, the new car’s interior is furnished with opulent dark satin chrome jewellery and a mix of luxurious leather and Alcantara, with a choice of three interior themes available – Accelerate, Inspire, and Sport.

The front seats are 16-way electrically-adjustable items with heated function, while on the dashboard is a 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch infotainment display. There’s also wireless charging, 64-colour ambient lighting, USB ports galore and of course: The 14-speaker, 800-watt Aston Martin Premium Audio System to complete the list proper!

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