Aston Martin’s automotive company has begun to the final stage of testing of its first crossover — DBX. In the official press release published on this occasion, some technical details of the future serial model are disclosed. In particular, it is indicated that the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 of the crossover will be the most powerful «biturbobot» in the current line of Aston Martin. Aggregate’s return will be 550 hp and 700 nm of torque. Dynamic characteristics of DBX are not voiced.
DBX road testing program has become the most intense and challenging in the history of Aston Martin. The crossover prototypes went on the rally route in North Wales, Pirelli Polygon in Sweden, Silverstone and preliminary tests on Nürburgring. As stated in the company, the circle time was less than 8 minutes, while the speed in the turns was the same as the coupe vantage, and the overload during braking is greater than that of DBS Superleggera. Over the next few months, the company’s engineers will be engaged in the engine and the setting of the exhaust system.
«We concentrated our work on the calibration and configuration of this 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 provided both the daily ease of use and the sophistication expected by the owners of the Hostess. Nevertheless, we also focused on matching a dynamic driving manner, which is guided by our brand and which is inherent in each Astonmartin, and the early performance of the car’s overall productivity was incredibly promising, «said Matt Becker’s chief engineer of Astonmartin.
The debut of the first crossover in the history of Aston Martin took place in early July at the speed festival in Goodwood, and in the middle of the month, at the new brand factory in Saint-Athanas, in South Wales, they began to assemble test samples. DBX serial production will begin in December of this year, although earlier it was about the first half of 2020.
The official premiere of Aston Martin DBX is also announced in December, but the exact date is not yet named.