2023 Aston Martin DBX707 Review: The thought of a high-performance track weapon constructed out of an SUV is as insane as putting a rucksack on a cheetah.
A true sports car is sleek and beautiful, but adding weight, mass, and a greater centre of gravity inevitably slows the car down and makes it less agile. Maybe a cheetah?
Porsche has traditionally produced capable SUVs, and practically every premium or performance brand now produces a high-performance crossover. So it’s hardly unexpected that the Aston Martin DBX has entered the fray and is doing so well.
Nonetheless, this DBX is in no way, shape, or form similar to the standard 550-horsepower variant. For example, the 2023 Aston Martin DBX707 will be the year when this unit begins to provide its most noticeable output. Okay, so that’s 707 metric horsepower, or 697 North American horsepower. It doesn’t quite live up to the moniker, but it still packs a punch.
The base engine is the same 4.0-liter Mercedes-AMG V8 seen in the more mundane DBX. Aston Martin, on the other hand, adds a pair of more powerful turbochargers from the AMG GT sports car, modifies certain internal components, and carefully tunes the engine. Power is routed through a nine-speed automatic transmission with an oil-cooled multi-plate wet clutch. The case is constructed of cast magnesium.
The DBX707, like other high-performance vehicles, includes a launch control system that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. The fact that this Aston Martin can outrun a Lamborghini Urus on a drag track demonstrates how fast it is, even if its mechanics aren’t particularly impressive. People who are interested in technology, such as myself, will tell you that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT will win.
As will the Tesla Model X Plaid and the BMW iX M60, which is far less expensive but less stylish. However, the fastest an Aston Martin can travel is 311 km/h, so neither electric vehicles nor the great majority of other vehicles on the road can keep up.
The drive’s operation: 8 out of 10.
Even though the DBX has a lot of power, driving it isn’t frightening unless you speed sometimes. Especially though the DBX707 has a lot of power, it typically takes a few downshifts to achieve really blazing acceleration because the transmission likes to climb cogs as rapidly as possible, even in sport mode.
The 707 is capable of more than just tearing up the track, which is great news. The large Pirelli P Zero tyres have a strong grip on the road, and the standard DBX suspension has been enhance to allow the car to perform better at higher speeds. If you step on the gas too hard, it will still allow the back end to move out. To their credit, standard carbon-ceramic brakes do a good job of swiftly lowering speed.
The steering is swift and does not feel dead, as it does in most SUVs. It’s enjoyable to drive, especially when pushed to its limits.
6/10 for ease of use at the pump
The V8 engines of supercars are typically inefficient, and the DBX707 is no exception. The combined fuel economy is 14.0 litres per 100 km, with a city fuel economy of 15.7 litres per 100 km and a highway fuel economy of 12.0 litres per 100 km. This isn’t much worse than many V8-powered SUVs with significantly less power, and because this test was primarily conduct on back roads, its average fuel efficiency was fine, sitting in the mid-12s.
For the way it was put together, it receive an eight out of ten.
The DBX is one of those devices that appears far worse in photos than it does in person. The physical presence is so intense that it almost feels like gravity. There are visible lines from the fender flares down the side of the body that give the appearance that the automobile is wide and short. Because of the slim strip of LED lights that runs up the ducktail spoiler and back down to the beltline, the back of the car resembles other recent Astons. The roofline spoiler is construct of fashionable carbon fibre, and the back valance is make of two layers and protrudes ridiculously. The DBX now has a larger intake grille, allowing it to take in more air at once.
The DBX707 is a wild monster fill to the brim with aerodynamic gear. Most people think of Aston Martins as the most attractive and sensual supercars. Passers-by didn’t appear to be expecting to see the brand’s winged insignia on the nose.
As soon as you step inside, you can smell the high-quality leather and know you’re in an Aston Martin. Everything that isn’t construct of carbon fibre or glass is cover in blue skins. The blue skins stand out even more with white leather pieces and crazy lime green accent. Even if James Bond would be embarrass by how dazzling it is, it is undeniably unique.
8 out of 10 for being unique.
It features a panoramic glass roof, heated front and rear seats, keyless entry, power-folding heated mirrors, and opulent interior finishes. Even the trunk cover in the back is make of leather. The premium audio system is powerful and high-quality, and the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and satellite radio. Even though the DBX707 is quick and has the prestige of one of the most sought-after automobile brands, it lacks the features of cars that cost a third of the price.
7/10 for user-friendliness
The switchgear is usually configure in a logical manner. The entertainment system is simple to use, and unlike many new cars, the climate controls do not employ capacitive touch screens. They use buttons instead. To distinguish itself, Aston places the start button and the push-button selector for the automatic transmission in the centre of the dashboard. It’s in an inconvenient location that requires some getting use to, especially when you need to swiftly transition from reverse to drive because traffic is approaching soon. The centre console contains numerous extra controls for regulating features such as lane-keeping assist and the loudness of the exhaust system. During this test, the rotary dial used to select drive modes was frequently mistake for a volume control.
The view to the front and sides is typically clear and nice. The downward slope of the roof obscures some of the back three-quarter vision, but the all-around camera view is useful for parking.
According to reports, Aston Martin designed the DBX’s cabin with a wide range of passenger heights and weights in mind. Despite being shorter than the Bentley Bentayga (which now has a longer wheelbase) and the Lamborghini Urus, the DBX provides more space for your head and legs. The DBX outperforms the brand’s previous four-door car, the stylish but limited Rapide, in terms of pleasing both the driver and passengers.
The chairs are a welcome sight after a long day behind the wheel because they are comfortable and soothing. When driving at a constant pace, the engine noise can be reduce, and wind and road noise are greatly reduce.
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Bimal Mardi is a Professional Content Writer. He works in First Santal Broadcast Network TV/ News channel in India. Bimal Maradi writes about Technology, Education and Tech Product Reviews