Aston Martin talks about the upcoming DBX SUV
Aston Martin Chief Engineer Matt Becker has disclosed a few bits of information concerning the English marque’s first-ever luxury SUV, the DBX. Among other things, he listed the sources of inspiration for the model.
Over 350 highly qualified designers and engineers are currently busy in the Aston Martin DBX project, and the company says it has invested over 1,000,000,000 USD into the vehicle. The ambition is ‘to create the most beautiful and agile crossover out there’.
In terms of engine power and acceleration dynamics, the team took the Porsche Cayenne Turbo as the reference point. The Cayenne commands 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) and 770 Newton-meters (568 pound-feet) of torque, accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The DBX improves upon these specs significantly, but the exact numbers remain unannounced.
Interestingly, Aston Martin says it looked at the BMW X6 M for an example of steering done right.
Rumor has it that the DBX will ship with a choice between a hybrid powertrain and two regular gasoline engines, a Mercedes-AMG V8 TT rated at 510 hp (380 kW) and an-house V12 producing 750 hp (559 kW).
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