British automaker Aston Martin has given us an in-depth look at the new DBX707, a high-performance take on the DBX SUV.

The DBX707 is powered by a unique, Aston-developed 4.0-liter V8 engine, twin-turbocharged to displace approximately 700 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque. That is an increase of roughly 150 horsepower and torque from the standard DBX V8. This twin-turbo powerplant is mated up to a special 9-speed “wet clutch” automatic transmission-- designed to withstand the increased power.

The wet clutch gearbox allows for faster and more direct gear changes, aiding in the DBX707’s 0-60 mph time: 3.3 seconds. Carbon ceramic brakes allow the vehicle to stop after a lofty acceleration; discs are gripped by six-piston calipers on all four corners. The calipers and rotors are shielded by either standard 22-inch wheels or optional 23-inch alloy wheels, finished in either textured or satin black with diamond-turned highlights.

The vehicle’s performance stance is further cemented by way of an electronic limited slip rear differential, automatic torque distribution tech and an air suspension system. This is all carried by a unique chassis tuned specifically for the DBX707.

Drivers will be able to select between a variety of drive modes, each with a different objective in mind, such as Sport and Sport+ modes which maximize off-the-line acceleration. Other modes include suspension settings, ESP, manual gear selection mode and exhaust note (thanks to an active valve quad-tip exhaust getup). Those drive mode selection switches are located in the revised lower console, as opposed to previously being virtually housed via the DBX’s infotainment system.

Other design changes include a new, larger front grille and daytime running lights, accented by new air intakes and brake cooling ducts. The front splitter also sees an update; gloss black, matching the dark satin chrome window surrounds and louvred bonnet blades. The DBX707 is flanked by a new lip spoiler added to the roof wing to reduce lift, as well as an enlarged twin rear diffuser-- finished in the same satin black finish. Integrated quarter panel vents bookend the rear.

Inside, occupant are gripped by standard Sport seats with 16-way electronic adjustment, as well as heating in the front and rear. The cabin can be outfitted with the standard-fit “Accelerate” interior, featuring a mixture of leather and Alcantara, or one of the two the “Inspire” interiors. Inspire-Comfort and Inspire-Sport both feature semi-Aniline leather with embroidered Aston Martin wings on the headrest and a contrast stripe down the center.

The DBX707 can also be further customized by Aston’s in-house “Q by Aston Martin” service. Options include graphics, unique trim pieces and bespoke materials all around.

The DBX707 will begin production in the first quarter of 2022, with the first deliveries to arrive early in the second quarter of 2022.