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This Aston Martin DBX707 Is The Undisputed King Of Speeds For SUVs

HotCars logo HotCars 5/18/2022 Karan Rawat
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The world of performance-focused hyper SUVs has new competition in town as the undisputed king of speeds both on paper and on the quarter-mile drag stretch. The 2023 Aston Martin DBX 707 is the new performance flagship of the DBX range featuring enhanced power specs compared to the standard DBX and the world's first hyper SUV, the Lamborghini Urus. The DBX 707 gets its name from the horsepower generated by the 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine. And on paper, the English automaker's flagship SUV seems to be faster than the Urus and its closest contenders, such as the Bentley Bentayga Speed and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

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While the Urus has been around since at least 2019, the DBX was introduced only in 2021. The DBX 707, with a pumped-up powerplant and other performance-enhancing features such as wider air inlets built in the front grille and a potent diffuser at the back. It might be the fastest hyper SUV set to hit the markets during the second half of this year. With a dry weight of around 4950 lbs, whether the 707 can beat the Lamborghini Urus and its other closest contenders in a straight line is best resolved on the track. But before giving away the results, let us look at what makes the new DBX the undisputed king of speeds.

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4.0-Liter V8 Tweaked For Performance

Unlike the older DBX, the new DBX 707 is equipped with an AMG sourced 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo mill, which can churn out 697 horses and 663 lb-ft of torque. That's around 155 horses north of the stock DBX, and 147 lb-ft more torque than the DBX. The DBX 707 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and hits a top speed of 193 mph. However, the one that dethrones it, the Model X Plaid, merely takes 2.6 seconds to go from 0 to 62 mph, but the top speed of the electric SUV stops at 163 mph.

Compared to any other contenders in the same segment of hyper luxury SUVs built for performance, the DBX 707 emerges as the legend killer surpassing the specs of the closest rivals, including the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley Bentayga Speed. While the Urus and the Bentayga peak out at 641 horses and 626 horses, respectively, the new Aston Martin DBX 707 can go all the way up to the 697 hp mark.

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England vs. Italy – In A Straight Line

With all such mind-boggling power specs, is the Aston Martin DBX 707 apt to beat the likes of the Urus or the Bentayga in a quarter-mile drag with nothing else but their stock fitments? Apparently, yes! Even if it means winning by just a fraction of a second.

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The English power house has been put to the test against the Italian sportscar maker's Urus by Carwow in a drag race. The results, although not surprising, prove that the character of Aston Martin supercars remains intact even when facing the best of the best. Both the cars feature launch control, and while the Urus has an 8-speed transmission, the new DBX 707 features a 9-speed wet-clutch transmission. A little wheelspin on the DBX 707 gives the Urus a winning edge initially, although the DBX 707 could put down all its power on the ground in a while, and a plot twist will come just after that.

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The Undisputed King Of Speeds For SUVs?

With its massive AMG sourced V8 powerplant, the DBX 707 is a clear winner over the Urus, and while it is yet to go head-on with a Bentley, the Bentayga's 190 mph threshold is easily conquered by the 707. The DBX 707 comes with a replacement for the DBX's torque converter leading to faster gear changes. With the tweaked AWD system and better limited-slip differential, the DBX 707 can clock up to 193 mph and reach the speed of 62 mph from a standstill in under 3.2 seconds.

The DBX 707 has been built to be a driver-focused hyper SUV. The performance additions include tweaks to the chassis and various aerodynamics enhancements such as a sharp spoiler and a diffuser pouting out at the bottom at the back. On the inside, Aston Martin has tweaked the lower part of the center console to include drive mode selectors, dedicated suspension mode selectors, manual gear selectors, ESP, active exhaust selectors, and more.

However, you won't find yourself fiddling with the touchscreen to tweak these aspects of the DBX 707 when going on the freeway against the likes of a Urus. If you can cash out around $232,000 in the US, this SUV is the fastest that you will get.

Source: Aston Martin, Carwow

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