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Barnstorming’s new model sees a number of modifications to the rock solid 4WD original

I figured the only thing Aston Martin’s first SUV needed to improve on was making it Apple CarPlay compatible.

Because honestly, that was the ONLY thing the superlative DBX was missing.

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Forget the Lamborghini Urus. This is now the fastest and most powerful luxury SUV in the worldPhoto credit: IG-@_fraser73
Switching between the many driving modes from All-Terrain to GT and Sport+ is now a shortcut via a more intuitive rotary knob

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Switching between the many driving modes from All-Terrain to GT and Sport+ is now a shortcut via a more intuitive rotary knobPhoto credit: Photographer Max Earey
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The new “Race Start” launch control mode only further underscores the obscene power delivery.Photo credit: Photographer Max Earey

And while I was right, Aston Martin obviously proved me wrong with the DBX707.

This groundbreaking new model sees a number of modifications to the rock-solid, all-wheel-drive original DBX – and all of them are guaranteed to shake and shake you up.

Proudly made in Wales, this fire-breathing beast doesn’t need a QR code to prove it’s had its booster jab.

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The 707 in its name isn’t a James Bond reference for dyslexics, it’s the number of horses the radically revised 4-litre V8 can produce.

That’s a shocking 157 more than what’s known today as “base” DBX. And if you talk about torque, that too has increased by some 200Nm to a staggering 900Nm, trumping Top Trump.

Nobody could possibly need this. But it’s so natural to want it.

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And it’s as non-PC as it gets, without the slightest ecological concession or vegan nod in its carbon-based exhaust or its uncompromisingly genuine semi-aniline leather-laden interior.

But, my word, it makes you unashamedly happy to inhabit and handle this 2.3-ton behemoth that’s as lithe as a viper but as wide, or wider, than a rhino.

If that isn’t a feat of absolute mechanical mastery, then simply deny yourself the pleasures of a true automotive work of art.

Let’s face it, the cancel culture just can’t stand this blatant disobedience much longer – so drink up.

And while that might sound like a small niche in the grand scheme of things, Aston Martin expects this Primo offering to capture more than 60 percent of DBX sales.

And the DBX is its most popular model to date, with the standard £157,000 5-seater SUV being pushed down by around 3,000 over the past year.

But it’s not just feverish tempo that the British tinkerers have brought into play here.

Its handling has been shamelessly skewed towards dynamics without any obvious compromises in roadworthiness, as pronounced suspension, downforce, anti-roll and steering modifications have appeared.

The 707 also stops much more effectively and appropriately with a set of mahoosive carbon-ceramic brakes fitted as standard on its 22-inch rims.

Plus there’s a wet dream of a new nine-speed wet-clutch autobox that swaps those gears more efficiently than ever before to keep you looking legendary, even if you’re below Bond in your driving skills.

And the new “Race Start” launch control mode only further underscores the obscene power delivery.

It also looks different.

The grille has grown and is complemented by sculpted side skirts, new air intakes, a significant front splitter and a redesigned quad exhaust case rear diffuser to rule them all.

While it still uses Mercedes’ aging infotainment system, it finally has Apple CarPlay but still no real touchscreen.

That needs to be fixed.

However, switching between the many driving modes from All-Terrain to GT and Sport+ (with a few in between) is now a shortcut via a more intuitive rotary knob.

Plus there's a dream of a new nine-speed wet-clutch autobox that swaps those gears more efficiently than ever

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Plus there’s a dream of a new nine-speed wet-clutch autobox that swaps those gears more efficiently than everPhoto credit: Photographer Max Earey
The grille has grown and is complemented by sculpted side skirts, new air intakes, a front splitter and a redesigned rear diffuser with quad tailpipes to rule them all

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The grille has grown and is complemented by sculpted side skirts, new air intakes, a front splitter and a redesigned rear diffuser with quad tailpipes to rule them allPhoto credit: IG-@_fraser73
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What Aston Martin has made of the simply extraordinary is something to look at and, aside from the ecology, really be proud of.

Again, you could say British is best.

KEY FACTS: ASTON MARTIN DBX707

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  • Price: £190,000
  • engine: 4-litre V8 petrol engine
  • perfomance: 707 hp, 900 Nm
  • 0-60mph: 3.1 sec
  • Top speed: 193mph
  • Business: 19mpg
  • C02: 323g/km
  • out of: Now

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