Aston Martin is leaving nothing to chance as they dive into the crowded world of SUV. But before all that they are conducting final stages of testing of DBX crossover at Nurburgring with their prototype car. Aston Martin DBX wears the same camouflage we have seen before with stickers all over the body. The high-riding crossover was put to test on demanding track and sounded fast. It goes on to show that others have to ante their game post the launch of DBX. There are other competitors in the segment for Aston Martin DBX.
For instance, there is Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Betayga, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue. Power in the Aston Martin DBX comes from Mercedes-AMG sourced engine. According to rumors, twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine will be used mated with eight-speed automatic transmission. If these reports turn out to be true then it will offer an output in region of 503 horsepower (510 PS/ 375 kW) and 685 Nm (505 lb-ft) of torque. Aston Martin Vantage also shows similar stats.
If we dissect the output more carefully, then we would have to take the example of Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S’s V8 engine. It also has identical horsepower but offers 15 Nm more torque. It takes just 3.8 seconds to hit 0 to 62mph and the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph. Aston Martin DBX will be revealed in coming months and production set to begin by next year. For now, just enjoy the mesmerizing sound of the upcoming SUV in full flow.