The magnificent Aston Martin DBX707, the world’s most powerful SUV, has touched down in Mzansi. The British marquee’s latest edition to its high-performance inventory of supercars comes in the form of a super SUV.
Aston Martin has bridged the gap between going off-road and driving a supercar simultaneously. A decade ago, this would have been unfathomable, a preposterous idea that would be impossible to execute. Yet, here we sit, the year is 2022, and the DBX707 has been delivered to us on a silver (gold) platter.
Under the hood is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The DBX707 devours the 0-100km mark in a mere 3.3 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds faster than the Italian stallion, the Ferrari Roma. It has a top speed of 310km/h. The torque that the DBX707 delivers might be mistaken for a typo, but at 900Nm, this is undoubtedly the most powerful SUV on the market.
The design of the DBX707 wasn’t compromised to give us an SUV. It still pays homage to Aston Martins’ sophisticated presence on the road, mixed with a sporty design, making it a force to be reckoned with. You are greeted with a larger-than-life mesh grille. 2 air intakes on the bonnet further create a sporty design for the DBX707. The light clusters bring the front together in harmony. Black trim detailing is sported all-around. The spoiler and the quad exhausts wrap up the show in the back. The sporty design inspiration continues within the cabin. The bespoke leather seats have a trio colour scheme (our test unit) of cream, black and a yellow ‘racing” stripe down the centre. The instrument cluster is state of the art and user-friendly. The design of the cabin is very much driver-focused. Various luxurious trimmings on the door panels and dashboard further lends to the classy design of the 707.
The DBX707 will set you back an incredible R5 500 000.00.