Plenty of high performance cars have been through my hands over the past three decades, but not many have left the impression that the Aston Martin DBX707 did.
There’s no doubt the standard DBX is a mighty beast with a power output of 560PS (or 552bhp in old money), but this newcomer has a massive 707PS, hence its name. Aston Martin has achieved this massive increase in power by fitting larger turbochargers to the 4.0-litre V8 engine (supplied by Mercedes-Benz ) that have low friction ball bearings to enable them to spin up to speed faster.
The standard DBX costs £162,525 and the DBX707 £190,000. Considering that the 707’s carbon ceramic brakes would be a £10k option on most cars, and the enormous increase in power, the extra money required to purchase a DBX707 is not unreasonable.
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