Aston Martin claims the new DBX707 is “the Supercar of SUVs.” It’s not wrong. With 697bhp and 900Nm of torque, the 2.2-tonne, 193mph 707 is a true leviathan when it comes to the numbers game. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but in the rarefied world of the ultra-rapid luxury SUV, they don’t come any better than this. Even at £190,000.
The world almost certainly doesn’t need a new 697bhp, £190,000 version of the already exclusive Aston Martin DBX. But as uber-fast, money-no-object SUVs go – the popularity of which is growing in 2022, hence the reason we’ve seen rivals announced recently from both Ferrari and Lotus, to name but two – Aston Martin has elevated the DBX right to the top of a very tall tree with this ‘707’ model (its power output in PS).
In simple terms, it is the fastest production SUV money can buy right now with a top speed of 193mph. So given that it also weighs a fair bit less than its competition from Porsche (Cayenne GT Turbo), Lamborghini (Urus) and Audi (RS Q8), it’s hardly surprising that Aston Martin claims such monumental performance for the 707.
Thanks to the combined effects of a full-blown launch control system, a revised nine-speed automatic gearbox and 900Nm of torque, the 0-62mph time has dropped to a vaguely surreal 3.3 seconds. Crazier still, arguably, is the fact it takes just 7.4 seconds for the 2,245kg DBX707 to hit 100mph from rest, because this makes it one of the most accelerative Aston Martins in history.