If Bond was a family man, he would probably drive the DBX 707 every day. The DBX was launched in 2020, however it received a lukewarm response at best from the public.
All that, however, has changed. The DBX 707, a new flagship model in the lineup is raw, real, and roaring with aggression. It is what many are saying, should have been the DBX from day one.
Cosmetic Upgrades: The 707 is in your face! With a massive grille featuring a new double-vane mesh pattern, it is now bolder. The light clusters, air intakes, bumpers, black contrast details, spoilers, and exhausts receive updates as well. All these small tweaks start to sharpen the lines of the car and give it more definition. The quad exhaust tips are a welcome too, putting the S in SUV.
The interior receives a dose of vitamin “S” as well where the previously optioned Sport Plus seats are now standard. The switchgear moves to a darker theme as well, finished in dark chrome. The 707 debuts a new driving mode selector which gives quick access to the modes eliminating the confusing navigation process through the menus on the central screen.
Mechanical Changes: Upgrades over the standard DBX include the reworked Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo 4.0L V8 which now puts out 157 hp and 200 nm additionally. These power bumps take the overall figures to, you guessed it 707hp and 900 nm of torque. The V8 is now tuned differently and has modernistic ball-bearing turbochargers in place of the older ones.
The gearbox received a do-over as well, shifting quicker and behaving in a more responsive manner. The DBX chews through its 9-speed auto box to get from 0 to 100 in just 3.3 seconds. To put it into perspective, the older box did the same job in 4.5 seconds.
The 707 is now faster than Aston Martin’s flagship grand touring coupe, the DBS Superleggera which does the 0-100 sprint in 3.4 seconds.
The DBX, in order to stop all that power, also upgrades itself to carbon-ceramic brake discs which reduce 4.0kgs. It features a reworked air suspension, power steering system, and a stronger limited-slip diff.
All these upgrades plus some in the chassis department ensure the 707 is more than just a luxury SUV. It means business with its ability to go flattered and harder on corners while remaining tighter and having less body roll under braking or acceleration.
India & Aston Martin: The British manufacturer launched the DBX last here at a price of 3.82 cr ex-showroom. With competition like the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE & Bentley Bentayga Speed, the DBX 707 certainly has its work cut out for itself.