Aston Martin has just announced the arrival, very soon, of the brand’s very first SUV. The yet to unveiled DBX will be able to produce impressive specs, thanks to a newly developed V8 twin-turbo.
The DBX is scheduled to be unveiled in December and will be built at Aston Martin Lagonda’s St Athan facility; a state-of-the-art luxury manufacturing plant that will ultimately become the ‘Home of Electrification’ when the AM’s fully-EV models enter production.
On Wednesday, Aston Martin revealed that the DBX’s performance testing will soon be coming to a close. The model, which is the company’s first SUV, reportedly has specs aligned with recently launched sportscars in its portfolio.
In fact, Aston Martin specifically likens the DBX’s cornering speeds with that of the Vantage sportscar. Braking figures, on the other hand, are said to be greater than that of the Supperleggera.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powering the model — the same one found in the Vantage and DB11 — produces approximately 542horsepower and 699 newton metre of torque, values that are both higher than its in-house sportscar counterparts.