Crossover Aston Martin DBX will receive a 550-horsepower engineSeptember 25, 2019
The SUV can turn like a Vantage and stop like a DBS Superleggera.
To live in a world where there is an SUV in the Aston Martin showroom, you need to wait a bit. The official debut of the DBX is scheduled for December, but today we will find out some interesting points about the SUV, which are mentioned in the official press release of Aston Martin.
Among them is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which is not just transferred to the DBX – Aston Martin reports that it produces 550 horsepower and develops a torque of 700 Nm. This is the most powerful V8 in the current line of the British brand. It is assumed that the V12 variant is under development, but so far the only confirmed power plant is the reinforced V8.
It’s easy to implement a high-power SUV, but Aston Martin also claims that the DBX is not just a cruise missile with two rows of seats. The automaker claims that the DBX prototypes passed preliminary tests on a lap of up to eight minutes in the Nurburgring, while it can enter corners at the same speed as the Vantage, and can surpass the DBS Superleggera. These are certainly bold statements, but previous spy shots confirm this – the SUV looks surprisingly “flat” in corners, and massive brakes can be seen behind the rims.
“We focused on calibrating and tuning this 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 for both the everyday ease of use and the sophistication expected by SUV owners,” said Aston Martin chief engineer Matt Becker. “Nevertheless, we also focused on keeping up with the dynamic driving style that drives our brand and that is inherent in every Aston Martin, and the early performance indicators of the car were incredibly promising.”
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