Roughly one month after manufacturing of the long-awaited Aston Martin DBX commenced, Harry Metcalfe has had the chance to check the performance-focused SUV.
Aston Martin has spent roughly 5 years making the DBX a actuality, and its future arguably rests on the DBX’s shoulders.
Energy is equipped by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG that’s rated at 542 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to a nine-speed computerized transmission that’s coupled to a complicated four-wheel drive system. Aston Martin says the DBX requires simply 4.5 seconds to speed up from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) and can prime out at 181 mph (291 km/h).
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When driving the DBX, the very first thing Metcalfe discusses is the air suspension. Not solely does it supply an adjustable journey top, however it apparently absorbs bumps fantastically. What’s extra, he says that the dealing with dynamics are “extraordinary,” thanks in no small half to the trick anti-roll bars that use 48-volt know-how.
The veteran journalist not too long ago had the chance to check out a Lamborghini Urus on the identical roads the place he reviewed the DBX, and the Aston Martin appears to deal with simply as nicely, if not higher. Nevertheless, the SUV just isn’t good, with Metcalfe mentioning that the braking is the automobile’s weak level. He additionally says that the DBX just isn’t “loopy fast” just like the Urus, however is however greater than quick sufficient.