The 2023 Aston martin DBX707 is now officially out for the Philippine market, and understandably, it has caught a lot of attention. It is, after all, the most powerful crossover SUV model from the British marque to date, and it continues to bear the sporty but elegant styling of the brand’s DB series.
The 2023 Aston Martin DBX707
But apart from being a performance monster, what other things can the DBX707 offer a prospective buyer?
The 2023 DBX707 exhibits plenty of the same styling cues as the other modern DB models.
DBX707's side profile
On its front end is the distinct, large, and aggressive Aston Martin grille, that’s flanked by a pair of large functional vents on either side. Further up top is the familiar clam shell-shaped hood, and a pair of sharp-looking LED headlamps. Down below the aforementioned details is a complex-looking front splitter that’s made out of carbon fiber.
There are also plenty of details found on the DBX707’s side portion. Most of these, like the wheel air deflectors and the rocker panels, all add up to the vehicle’s performance, but they likewise enhance the SUV’s styling. Its side mirrors caps, like the front splitter, are made out of carbon fiber. It then rides on a set of 22-inch alloy wheels, but a 23-inch set is also available as an option.
DBX707 from the rear
Moving on toward the rear of this model, one will find that it keeps up its aggressiveness with a large carbon fiber spoiler, as well as an eye-catching curvy carbon fiber rear diffuser. Also present on the power tailgate are a pair of LED strips that function as the vehicle’s taillights. Completing the rear is a set of quad tailpipes that come out as pairs on either side of the aforementioned diffuser.
Step inside the DBX707 and the abundance of carbon fiber continues. Specifically, carbon fiber trims can be found on its digital gauge cluster housing, as well as on the center console.
A peek inside its cockpit
A majority of the interior’s soft-touch surfaces however, are then wrapped in leather. These are then held together by detailed stitching, especially on the shapely dashboard.
The seats likewise are clad in leather. The front seats, in particular, offer a good amount of bolsters and are electronically adjustable. The rear then assumes a more traditional bench-type design that can fit up to three.
The said rear seats just like on many other crossover SUVs, can then be folded down, to provide more trunk space.
Other features found inside the DBX707 include a panoramic sunroof, a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system, rain-sensing wipers, a push-to-start button, and an abundance of charging ports in the front and rear, among others.
Tech & Safety
Present on the DBX707’s attractively styled dashboard is a 10-inch headunit. It gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for connectivity. But do note that this isn’t a touchscreen. Instead, one will need to use buttons, knobs, and a touchpad to control the said device.
A closer look at the DBX707's dashboard
Being a powerful vehicle, it was necessary to also give the DBX707 plenty of safety features. For starters, it gets the eARC or Electronic Active Roll Control system, which is a torque vectoring system that actively works to prevent rollovers.
This vehicle is likewise kitted out with several driver-assistive technologies. These include an adaptive cruise control system, forward-collision warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, etc.
Engine & Performance
Propelling the DBX707 is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. At maximum, this powerplant can make up to 697 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. Note that if converted to pferdestarke (PS) units, 697 horsepower is equivalent to 707 PS. This is where the vehicle gets its name.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo M177 V8
Power is then sent to all four of the DBX707’s wheels via a nine-speed wet-type automatic gearbox. Further optimizing power delivery to this new Aston Marin is an electronic limited-slip rear differential, which features fully automatic torque distribution, as well as a true-blue rear-wheel-drive mode.
Braking for this beast is provided by 420mm front and 390mm rear ceramic discs paired with six-piston calipers.
Providing both ride comfort and handling is an air suspension system. This particular part features a new dynamic spring and new damper valving. These in turn, further improve the vehicle’s steering response and feel, as well as body control.
It has a limited-slip rear diff, an air suspension system, and a wheel-drive system with RWD mode
With all that said, the 2023 Aston Marin DBX707 is a performance-focused crossover SUV that provides that same level of sophistication and elegance that many expects from a luxury British car brand.
It is now available at Aston Martin Manila via indent order. It then commands a starting price of Php 33.5 million, which sounds a bit stiff. But for that price, do note that this model is something that can match the likewise beastly Lamborghini Urus performance-wise.
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Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc or simply Aston Martin is a premium independent British carmaker of iconic sports cars and grand tourers fitted with powerful engines.
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