Aston's first SUV gets the power it deserves.
Last month, Aston Martin introduced a new entry-level DBX with a straight-six engine, but we already know more powerful variants are coming. Spy shots have shown Aston Martin is cooking up a V12 powered DBX with around 630 horsepower that will give the Lamborghini Urus some stiff competition.
If you can't wait for the new DBX V12 to arrive, DMC has already turned it into an 800-hp super SUV. The result is dubbed the Aston Martin DBX Fuerte. Although DMC isn't renowned for tuning Astons (the tuner recently worked its magic on the Ferrari Roma), it also built a Fuerte version of the DBS in the past.
Instead of designing a widebody kit, DMC has taken a more subtle approach that retains the SUV's slick design. At the front are bespoke aero-enhancing front bumper attachments made of carbon fiber available with a glossy or matte finish. Alternatively, they can be painted in the same color as the body if they stick out too much in naked carbon.
In addition, DMC has upgraded the DBX with a new trunk wing and a roof spoiler that improve downforce and make the SUV look more aggressive without going too over the top. The German tuner also designed a custom rear diffuser that hints at the extra power under the hood. Completing the changes on the outside are a set of sporty-looking 24-inch wheels wrapped in 295/30R24 tires at the front and 355/25R24 tires at the rear.
While the wheels shown in photos are finished in matte black, they can be painted in any color. The exterior modifications are subtle but there are more substantial changes under the hood. By installing a larger turbo loader, a sport filter, and a sport exhaust system, DMC has extracted 796 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, up from 542 hp and 516 lb-ft in the regular DBX.
With all that extra grunt, DMC's DBX will do the 0-60 mph dash in 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 203 mph. For comparison, the standard DBX will do the same sprint in 4.5 seconds and max out at 181 mph. As for the interior, DMC can fit a custom steering wheel and personalize the cabin with a range of materials and colors.