AT GALPIN ASTON MARTIN
“In the real world the DBX 707 is simply insanely quick. You’re hard-pressed to find an
opportunity to fully stretch its legs for more than a few seconds at a time. When you do,
the accelerative thrust is so intense that even the fractional pause in power during the
transmission’s upshifts creates a head-bobbing moment as the DBX707 rockets ahead.”
DBX707 AIMS TO DETHRONE OTHER PERFORMANCE SUVS
The engine uses new turbochargers and a revised calibration to boost output to 697
horsepower (the “707” refers to metric horsepower). 155 hp more than the regular DBX and
means the DBX 707 outguns such luminaries as the 626-hp Bentley Bentayga W12 Speed,
the 641-hp Lamborghini Urus and even the 670-hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
“Damn, can this thing boogie… Magic isn’t real, you know. Except that maybe with the
DBX707, it is. As far as the Aston goes, the results of all this engineering, if not outright
wizardry, is certainly some sort of alchemy.”
DBX707 1st LOOK: EAT THIS HOTTED-UP DBX, LAMBORGHINI URUS.
Grafting iconic sports car graphics onto a big two-box SUV is a challenge—just ask
Lamborghini—but Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichmann’s team of designers
has, by and large, succeeded in making the regular DBX look as glamorous as the rest of the
Aston Martin family.
ASTON MARTIN DBX707: A 697-HP, TWIN-TURBO V8 SUV
…just looking at it, you can tell this isn’t a standard DBX. The DBX707 has a bigger front
grille, a splitter, new brake cooling ducts, and new air intakes. There are glossy black side sills
tracing down its left and right. Around back, there’s a new lip spoiler on top of the roof wing,
a new rear bumper, and a giant rear diffuser with quad-exhaust pipes.
ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV
…the already gorgeous DBX includes a more aggressive treatment of its body, incorporating
satin gloss trim, huge quad-outlet exhaust pipes, a larger iteration of Aston’s signature grille,
and gigantic 23″ wheels…The DBX707 starts at $232,000, this slots it nicely between the
Bentley ($250,000) and the Lamborghini ($225,000), it’s well below the Rolls ($336,000).
ASTON MARTIN’S DBX707 IS THE MOST POWERFUL LUXURY SUV YET
But the DBX707 isn’t just more powerful than its predecessor; it’s also more powerful than
all the SUVs in the luxury class, including the Lamborghini Urus (641 hp), Porsche Cayenne
Turbo GT (631 hp) and Bentley Bentayga Speed (626 hp). The automaker promised it would
deliver the most powerful luxury SUV and it looks to have done that—by a wide margin.
ROAD & Track
“The noise is tremendous aural heroin, ravaging its way through the cabin, addictively
itself into your brain wrinkles… Lean on the gas, wait for the snails to spool up and watch
numbers multiply on the speedo…The result is a glorious Shepherd Tone of explosions and legit
supercar speed. In an SUV.”
“The reality today is that the 707 will have to dice with Lamborghini and Bentley Bentayga
and Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo GT for hearts, minds, and wallets. Of the three the Porsche is most
easily dismissed…Urus is the real goal here. And, at least for now… the DBX707 feels like a
worthy competitor for the title of super SUV king.”
“…No one needs a 697-horsepower SUV, but the acceleration, the sound, the design, and
luxury make you want one. Cast in this light, ground clearance and seat count be damned: the
DBX 707 is a modern supercar.”
“The most surprising thing about the DBX707 isn’t its performance chops, as blistering as
It’s how quiet and composed it rides around town and on the highways. Even on 23s. Acoustic
laminated glass and tons of sound deadener keep the road from the cabin, and the engine answers
only when called upon.”
“From every angle, there’s something intricate to admire and gush over, and yet viewed in its
the design is a cohesive sculpture of performance… The chassis enhancements are by far the most
impressive element of this super-SUV, resulting in a car that feels genuinely smaller than its
dimensions might suggest. The DBX707’s chassis is the star of the show.”
With seemingly never-ending one-upmanship in the ultra-high-performance SUV segment, it
have been easy to overdo the DBX707. Instead, the 707 represents an improved and more well-rounded
version of the DBX with none of the compromises we sometimes see in performance-focused SUVs.
Normally a quick blast from corner to corner down a well-loved road is enough to show you
car can really do. Not so in the Aston Martin DBX707, a car with so much power you keep running
out of space. It’s quite a ways up from the standard SUV Aston launched just a couple of years prior —
not only in power, but also in feel and style.
“…the intent to achieve “world-beating power and pace matched by exceptional precision,
flair and genuine engagement for an addictive and uniquely impressive driving experience.” Does the
SUV live up to any portion of these lofty expectations? Is there a semblance of the performance and
panache that characterizes Aston’s sports cars? Oh, my: that would be a resounding “YES!
“Aston Martin says its goal was to make the supercar of SUVs. In fact, the DBX707 does
even better than that. Supercar performance, yes, but in a package that’s neither so raw as to be
only good for weekend playtime, nor so focused as to be two-dimension in its pursuit of speed.“
The Detroit Bureau
“The 2023 Aston Martin DBX707 is a stunning vehicle to drive. Full stop. You can push it
much right up to the limits of your own driving skills and, unless you’ve got a career going in IndyCar
or Formula One, you might never really discover its limits…For those who car say, “money is no
object,” you’ll quickly find this British SUV is worth every penny.”
A car of great proportions and greater achievements, there was only one question the
journalists and luxury lifestyle gurus asked when they were done with the day’s drive: Is it enough
to swap the keys to your Urus with those of a DBX707? When the Urus launched in 2018 it introduced
the term “super SUV.” Now, Aston Martin has set the benchmark with its DBX707.