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Aston Martin’s Debut SUV Edges Closer to Launch

By Paul Joseph

Aston Martin’s first ever Sports Utility Vehicle, the DBX, is creeping closer to its eagerly awaited debut, the iconic British marquee has confirmed.

With extensive high-performance track evaluation taking place at locations worldwide - including the brand’s two engineering centres at Silverstone, UK and the Nürburgring, Germany - development work has been focussed on ensuring the broad dynamic capability of the DBX.

The DBX will feature a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, tuned to deliver the power and speed of a modern GT. Indeed, high speed testing has already seen the DBX repeatedly exceed 180mph.

Speaking about the developments, Chief Engineer Matt Becker said: “We have concentrated our work to ensure that the calibration and tune of this 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine delivers both the everyday usability and refinement expected by SUV owners.

“However, we have also focused heavily on matching that with the engaging driving dynamics that are commanded by our brand and inherent in every Aston Martin and early indications of the car’s overall performance have been incredibly promising.

"The next few months will be extremely important to us, as we continue to hone the powertrain credentials and a dynamic setup that will help make this the most exciting SUV on the market”.

The Aston Martin DBX is set to be unveiled this December.

By Paul Joseph