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DBX: Aston Martin's first-ever SUV is a 542-horsepower beast

  • Aston Martin has been around for 106 years but never before did the company look at launching an SUV. That changes now.
Aston Martin recently unveiled the first SUV - the DBX - in its 106-year history. (All text courtesy: Bloomberg) (AFP)
1/6Aston Martin recently unveiled the first SUV - the DBX - in its 106-year history. (All text courtesy: Bloomberg) (AFP)
The $189,000 DBX, one of the last luxury-brand SUV models to hit the market, jumps into a race of automakers intending to capitalize on buyers’ seemingly endless appetite for powerful and expensive SUVs. (AFP)
2/6The $189,000 DBX, one of the last luxury-brand SUV models to hit the market, jumps into a race of automakers intending to capitalize on buyers’ seemingly endless appetite for powerful and expensive SUVs. (AFP)
The DBX will compete against Bentley’s $165,000 Bentayga and Rolls-Royce’s $325,000 Cullinan on the high-end side; on the sportier side, Lamborghini’s $200,000 Urus and Porsche’s $126,500 Cayenne Turbo. (AFP)
3/6The DBX will compete against Bentley’s $165,000 Bentayga and Rolls-Royce’s $325,000 Cullinan on the high-end side; on the sportier side, Lamborghini’s $200,000 Urus and Porsche’s $126,500 Cayenne Turbo. (AFP)
DBX sits square in the middle of this set with a 542-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine borrowed from the handsome DB11 coupe. (AFP)
4/6DBX sits square in the middle of this set with a 542-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine borrowed from the handsome DB11 coupe. (AFP)
It gets 516 pound-feet of torque and will go zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, with a top speed of 181 mph (291 kmph). (REUTERS)
5/6It gets 516 pound-feet of torque and will go zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, with a top speed of 181 mph (291 kmph). (REUTERS)
Aston is hoping DBX will balance out and bolster the million-dollar-plus limited-edition supercars it’s sold to great success recently. (REUTERS)
6/6Aston is hoping DBX will balance out and bolster the million-dollar-plus limited-edition supercars it’s sold to great success recently. (REUTERS)
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