Aston Martin crossover will be better than Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6 MJuly 11, 2019
Aston Martin Chief Engineer Matt Becker and brand creative director Marek Reichman told the Australian edition of Motoring about working on the DBX project. In particular, they revealed the names of the cars that became the reference point for the first Aston Martin crossover.
The DBX project was the largest in the history of Aston Martin: investment in the development of the model exceeded one billion dollars, and the staff numbered more than 350 high-quality engineers and designers. In this case, from the very beginning, they were faced with the task of creating the most beautiful and at the same time dynamic crossover. According to Becker, they managed to transplant the character of the DB11 in the DBX, so the coupe is more like a practical sports car.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo (550 forces and 770 Nm of torque, 4.1 seconds to 100 kph) became the reference point in power and dynamics for Aston Martin engineers, but the DBX exceeded it in all respects. But BMW X6 M helped to achieve perfect controllability. The cars were not only compared at the Nurburgring, but were also clocked up to 300 kilometers per hour on German autobahns.
According to preliminary information, the Aston Martin DBX platform will be used for electric models of the Lagonda brand. The crossover will receive a hybrid installation, like the concept, but it will also have traditional petrol units: the Mercedes-AMG eight “turbo” with a power of about 510 forces and a 750-hp V12 engine.
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