Aston Martin DBX may be the first crossover with drift modeJuly 17, 2019
Aston Martin DBX should have enough power to, at the request of its driver, be sent to a controlled drift. The question is, do you really want to do these tricks on a crossover?
Compared with the vast majority of different car types, perhaps the main advantage of crossovers and SUVs is a higher ground clearance and a higher driver’s seat. As a result, these machines have a higher center of gravity. This is definitely not beneficial when it comes to high speed, it can be especially problematic when the vehicle slides sideways, by accident or on purpose.
Nevertheless, it seems that Aston Martin may be interested in exploring the “side arts” with the help of its future DBX crossover, which will be the first model in the history of the brand.
A recent report of the foreign edition of Car Advice states that Aston Martin’s senior vehicle dynamics manager, Ian Hartley, mentioned the presence of a drifting mode in the DBX model. Mr. Hartley, however, did not say anything competitive.
Why is this a problem for cars with a higher center of gravity? The higher the center of gravity, the easier it is for the car to tip over. The future DBX prototypes that we saw have a damn low center of gravity, as well as fairly wide ones. They also have an all-wheel drive system.
We still do not know the details about the serial version of the model. The crossover is expected to receive a 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 from AMG, and a bit later a powerful V12.
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