It was inevitable that all car manufacturers would eventually produce an SUV. The latest to join the segment is the Aston Martin SUV. The company has been testing its new model extensively, on- and off-road (as you can see in this previous story), though we can’t see any drivers taking their Aston SUV off the beaten path.
Today, the British company revealed that its new charge, called the Aston Martin DBX will feature a twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8. It is the same engine that powers other models in the range, an engine that Aston Martin sourced from Mercedes-AMG. For the DBX it has been tuned to deliver 405 kW and 700N.m of torque.
DBX’s soundtrack has also been tuned by the brand’s dedicated acoustic team. The aim is to create a broader, more solid acoustic note. Deep bass with increasing mid-tones in more sporting drive modes is the goal. Listen to the Aston Martin SUV engine in the video at the bottom of this post.
Aston Martin’s press material states that the DBX has delivered cornering speeds on par with the brand’s Vantage at the Nurburgring, while achieving braking figures better than the marque’s DBS Superleggera. The company’s engineering team regularly achieves sub-8-minute Nordschleife lap times during their testing regime.
In his own words
Matt Becker, Aston Martin’s chief engineer: “We have concentrated our work to ensure that the calibration and tune of this 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 delivers both the everyday usability and refinement expected by SUV owners. However, we have also focused heavily on matching that with the engaging driving dynamics that are commanded by our brand and inherent in every Aston Martin and early indications of the car’s overall performance have been incredibly promising. The next few months will be extremely important to us, as we continue to hone the powertrain credentials and a dynamic setup that will help make this the most exciting SUV on the market”.