Aston Martin is our favourite car brand, ever. Driven by James Bond, every Aston Martin gives its driver a sense Jekyll and Hyde. One moment there can be an almost silence, elegantly gliding through crowded streets of big cities or towns around the country. But give it half the chance to get on an open road and you’ll feel the monstrous energy of the roaring, spitting engine.
This, possibly Aston Martins most anticipated models in the company’s history is no exception. The DBX, the first SUV from Aston Martin, takes the sleek lines and trademark styling cues of Aston’s famous GTs and successfully managed to transfers them to an all-wheel-drive package, which is a lot harder that it sounds. The heritage Aston grille has been beautifully incorporated in the SUV silhouette without it feeling forced, with tight, flowing lines that make the DBX’s heritage unmistakable. Under the hood is an AMG-sourced 4-litre twin-turbo V8 that creates 542 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque backed up by a nine-speed Mercedes automatic. The all-wheel-drive system can send up to 50% of the torque to the front wheels, while Aston claims 0-60 times of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 181 MPH, despite the brand saying that “outright performance wasn’t the goal with the DBX”. The interior also is Aston to a cue, with acres of leather and microfiber, and predictably, the best rear-seat space of any Aston ever — including the Rapide. The DBX is available for order now, with deliveries beginning in May 2020.
£158,000, Available AstonMartin.com