A super-SUV that’s been rummaging deep into the AMG toybox. The result is the fastest-accelerating Aston Martin currently on sale, and maybe the most fun-to-drive hyper-4x4.
What’s the Aston Martin DBX 707's killer feature?
The sheer wealth of top-shelf AMG bits added to the cooking DBX. Stuff like the GT Black Series’ low-friction ball-bearing turbos, the beefier nine-speed gearbox from the GT63, enormous 420mm carbon ceramic brakes and DTM-spec aero. Aston has left no stone unturned here in its quest to morph the DBX into an aggressor capable of seeing off new super-SUVs like Ferrari’s Purosangue and the Lambo Urus Performante. But will it feel horribly out of step with our times?
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Is the Aston Martin DBX 707 a good car?
Here's what we said in our original review: "In Sport+ mode (there’s a handy new rotary controller on the console to switch between modes), the 707 sends 95 per cent of torque to the back axle. Be confident and prod the throttle hard as you turn in and the thing skids about like an MX-5. Often 4WD cars feel confusing at this point, but although the DBX does shuffle power forwards, it remains predictable and stable. It’s a hoot. Entirely irrelevant, but still a hoot..."
Why does it deserve to be called one of the greats?
The DBX 707 is especially interesting as Tobias Moers, ex-AMG and Aston boss, described it as ’his car’. He developed the handling and signed it off to his liking. Now he’s left the building, will that tactic seem like a dead end, or a glorious epitaph?
What are the Aston DBX 707's specs?
Engine: 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, 697hp, 900Nm
Transmission: 9spd auto, AWD
Performance: 0-100kph in 3.3 sec, 310kph
This story first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.