What’s important first. Boeing hasn’t called and Peugeot hasn’t called either. With the 707, a legendary jetliner, Americans have had this number in their program for a long time. And as is well known, France has ordered all possible combinations of three-digit numbers with a zero in the middle. But please leave no gaps: Aston Martin DBX707, that’s right.
Stand 707, who would have thought, for 707 hp. 700 is a development goal, but a little more wouldn’t hurt, right? The DBX707 can be considered the first car to be in charge of Aston Martin boss Tobias Moers, who has been in office since 2020. Moers had previously been with AMG for many years and brought along Ralph Illenberger, the engine man.
And he then put his hands on the block’s famous 4.0-liter V8 from AMG. Among other things, it gets a new ball bearing turbocharger and newly programmed controls. The engine is there, the British are proud of it, only at Aston Martin.
The result is the aforementioned 707 hp at 6000 rpm and 900 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm. The DBX707, which weighs at least 2.2 tons, can sprint from zero to one hundred in 3.3 seconds and run at a maximum speed of 310 km/h. A significant improvement over the regular DBX, where the scores are: 550 hp, 700 Nm, 4.5 seconds, 291 km/h. And the DBX707 will actually be faster than the Lamborghini Urus (650 hp, 3.6 seconds, 305 km/h), which Aston Martin has identified as its main opponent.
Carbon-ceramic brakes on board as standard
Power is transmitted by an AMG nine-speed automatic transmission with a wet start clutch, while the four-wheel drive works with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The chassis, with double wishbones up front and multi-link axle at the rear with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, has also been redesigned and the three-chamber air suspension adapted. A 48-volt roll compensation system and carbon-ceramic brakes are standard installed, 420mm at the front and 390mm at the rear.
The brakes in particular proved not without problems on the first ride – on public roads. It was relatively cold, around nine degrees, and raining heavily at times, the test DBX707 standing on 23-inch wheels with the Pirelli P Zero. Unlucky circumstances, the feel of the brakes always spreads a bit, the brakes respond hesitantly and slow down somewhat cautiously. Maybe an overheated system behaves very differently in a circuit – but that’s the way it is.
Bouldering V8 on DBX707
However, Aston Martin manages the engine-transmission combination almost perfectly. The all-powerful V8 kicked in when it should, spun furiously, pulled the DBX707 violently out of place and then brutally tugged at it. Right time! Tests should then show if he can actually hold 3.3 seconds. Sounds like a V8 should sound like: deep rumble to great rumble – but never really loud.
The nine-speed automatic reacts quickly and likes to mercilessly dig into gears in Sport+ mode, for example – but otherwise delights in fast and very smooth gear changes.
The DBX707 shoots very quickly through the area, but the weight and moreover the dimensions of the car can always be felt, however, the DBX707 is more than five meters long and two meters wide, the wheelbase is more than three meters.
But the energetic, ever-maintaining toughness with which this happens is impressive. And the DBX707 can do the convenience too. The air suspension is very sensitive to longer waves, just doesn’t like cross-joints and the like, and sometimes reacts with noise. The steering wheel responds directly and precisely – but with more feeling imaginable, Porsche about the Cayenne does better.
Nice space in Aston Martin
As intensively as Aston Martin has devoted itself to the drive and chassis, the differences to the normal DBX are limited in terms of design and appearance. Up front, the DBX707 features a larger satin chrome grille and larger air intakes, along with a new bumper with spoiler and splitter. Strong side skirts on the sides and a strong roof spoiler at the rear, a large diffuser and four beefy exhausts.
Aston Martin has also refrained from major changes in interior design, a cockpit layout with a 12.3-inch screen for the driver and a 10.25-inch screen in the middle – no touchscreen! – known. The center console has been slightly redesigned, now with a new switch for selecting the driving mode. Navi and multimedia is – how do we make it friendly? – not quite the current version of Mercedes, maybe the penultimate. Or the penultimate? No problem, it’s archaic in any way in terms of functionality, operation and quality of navigation.
The available space on the DBX is always a positive surprise – especially at the very roomy rear. There’s even a tri-fold backrest and a protruding trunk (according to the 638-liter Aston Martin). But does it really matter to the rich future owner? We will start in the middle of the year, prices start from € 238,500. A very large number, this DBX707.
Specifications and price: Aston Martin DBX707
• Motorcycle V8 biturbo, elongated at the front • Displacement 3982 cm3 • Performance 520 kW (707 hp) at 6000 rpm • Max Torque. 900 Nm at 2600 rpm • Driving Nine-speed all-wheel drive/automatic • L/B/H 5039/1998/1680 mm • curb weight 2245 kg • trunk 638 liters • 0-100 km/h 3.3 seconds • On 310km/h • Consumption 14.2 l S • Muffler CO2 323 g/km • Preis from 238,500 euros