Performance testing of Aston Martin’s first SUV nearly complete (VIDEO)

Aston Martin DBX SUV is nearly done with performance testing. — Handout via AFP
Aston Martin DBX SUV is nearly done with performance testing. — Handout via AFP

LONDON, Sept 25 — Today, Aston Martin announced that the brand’s very first SUV has entered the final stages of development; according to the company, the model has attained sportscar levels of performance.

Today, Aston Martin revealed that the DBX’s performance testing will soon be coming to a close. The model, which is the company’s first SUV, reportedly has specs aligned with recently launched sportscars in its portfolio.

In fact, Aston Martin specifically likens the DBX’s cornering speeds with that of the Vantage sportscar. Braking figures, on the other hand, are said to be greater than that of the DBS Superleggera.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 powering the model — the same one found in the Vantage and DB11 — produces approximately 542hp and 516 ft-lbs. of torque, values that are both higher than its in-house sportscar counterparts.

Though the top speed has not yet been determined, Aston Martin states that it will doubtlessly fall above 180mph.

Final testing of the model will continue throughout the next few months while the official unveiling is slated to take place in December. — AFP-Relaxnews

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