Coming to fight the Porsche Cayenne this December.
As we know, Aston Martin is preparing to unleash the Valkyrie as its most extreme hypercar ever made. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the DBX, Aston Martin's first SUV that's being designed to take on the Porsche Cayenne. Ahead of its debut, Aston Martin has released a new video teasing the DBX, and you could easily be fooled into thinking it's a lavish intro for a new James Bond movie.
Speaking of which, the DBX won't feature in the next 007 flick, but we'll get to see the British secret agent get behind the wheel of the Aston Martin Valhalla, DB5, and the classic V8 Vantage that starred in the 1987 film 'The Living Daylights'.
In the new clip we're treated to a shadowy shot of the SUV's front end, revealing Aston Martin's iconic grille seen on other models like the DB11, so the design language will still look instantly familiar despite the departure in form. While the trailer attempts to add an air of mystery to the DBX, Aston Martin has already shown off a camouflaged prototype being put through its paces on a Welsh rally stage to show off the SUV's off-roading prowess.
Don't think that Aston Martin is sacrificing performance, either. Under the hood, the DBX is expected to have the same Mercedes-AMG-sourced twin-turbo V8 as the Vantage, which produces 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. If you want to drive the SUV everywhere sideways, Aston Martin is even considering adding a drift mode to the DBX, which could be technically possible thanks to the all-wheel-drive system's four varying torque splits.
Aston Martin is currently accepting orders for the DBX ahead of its world debut in December, with customer deliveries expected to start in the second half of 2020.