Aston Martin has been sighted testing a prototype for a new DBX variation, which is expected to be a high-performance model.

The prototype has a new front fascia that includes a large open area beneath the grille. Large carbon-ceramic brake rotors are also included. The next type being evaluated, according to Autocar, could be a V-12-powered DBX S expected in 2023. With such a launch date, the DBX S would most certainly arrive in the United States in 2024.


The current DBX is powered by a 542 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine from Aston Martin produces up to 760 horsepower in some applications, and its inclusion in the DBX would make the crossover a credible rival to the Lamborghini Urus and the future Ferrari Purosangue which may appear to be abashed Maserati Levante, but there are several indicators that point to it being a test mule. The back doors, [...]

A prototype of an Aston Martin DBX SUV with a plug-in hybrid motor has been spotted testing near the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, and we’ve seen it in action. The DBX’s appearance may divide opinion, but it performs everything you’d expect a luxury SUV to do, plus some Aston Martin magic. The words “Prototype Vehicle” are printed on the bodywork of a DBX SUV in our spy images, but there’s no way of knowing what powerplant is beneath because the exterior is identical to the standard DBX SUV. The Aston Martin DBX has all of the practicality and refinement you’d expect from a luxury SUV, plus a driver-centric approach that sets it apart from its competitors. The British sports car maker has done what it does best: applied its mechanical expertise to create the best-handling SUV on the market. However, we can determine that this is the PHEV model because of the test track’s fire [...]

The Aston Martin DBX went into production last summer and has already accounted for more than half of the brand’s global sales in less than a year. Tobias Moers, Aston Martin’s CEO, understands that the SUV is critical to the company’s profitability and long-term stability. He revealed in a recent interview that a number of new DBX variants will be released in the next three years to maintain demand high.

We already know that Aston Martin intends to expand its DBX lineup to include hybrid models, and a new set of spy photos provides us a sneak peek at what we may expect. However, there are no exterior alterations at first glance, and it would be easy to mistake this for a standard DBX. The photographs, however, show the DBX with a yellow label in the rear window telling Nurburgring fire officials that the SUV is powered by an electric motor.

 

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