Meet the 2023 Aston Martin DBX707, the world’s fastest, most powerful SUV. What you need to know up front is that when Tobias Moers left AMG to take the top job at Aston, he almost immediately set the company’s sights on Lamborghini. Not, as you might expect, by announcing a new supercar. No, Moers instead figured Lamborghini’s first ever SUV, the Urus, presented a juicier target.
Moers had liked what he’d seen of Aston’s own SUV debutante, the DBX, during his due diligence prior to making the jump from AMG. The DBX’s fundamentals were good, he thought—all it needed were some powertrain and suspension upgrades, plus a couple of other changes, and Lamborghini’s snarling, extrovert Urus could be knocked from its perch as the world’s fastest, most powerful SUV.
The suffix in “DBX707” refers to the number of European ponies under the shapely Aston’s hood. In America, that’s 697 hp, 56 more horses than the Urus musters. And Aston Martin claims this DBX707 has a top speed of 193 mph, making it 4 mph faster than the Urus at full throttle on an empty autobahn. Take that, Lamborghini.