KUALA LUMPUR: The new Aston Martin DBX707 SUV has arrived in Malaysia, touting blistering performance and luxury.
The launch edition is priced from RM1,098,000 (base price excluding duties, taxes and options).
The British car maker boasts that the DBX707 was built to become the “fastest, most powerful and best handling” SUV of its kind. Its world debut came in February, a year after the standard DBX was launched.
The unit shown here has already found a customer, who has customised it to the tune of RM380,000 extra.
Taking the V8 DBX’s widely acclaimed design, dynamics and driver-pleasing character as its starting point, DBX707 builds on those sporting attributes. As you might have guessed, the number in the name refers to the total output from the engine in PS.
According to Aston Martin, every part of the SUV has been enhanced to boost performance, intensify driving pleasure and amplify its on-road presence.
Starting with the powertrain, Aston Martin’s engineering team set about realising the full potential of the DBX’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
Led by Aston Martin’s head of powertrain engineering Ralph Illenberger, the DBX707’s engine now features ball bearing turbochargers and a bespoke engine calibration to free up more power and torque.
Also new to Aston Martin’s flagship high performance SUV is a 9-speed wet clutch automatic transmission. Capable of managing much increased torque loadings compared with a regular torque converter automatic, this high-performance transmission allows output of the V8 to be lifted to an immense 697hp (707 PS) and 900Nm, increases of 157PS and 200Nm over the DBX (V8).
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