Real-world numbers count.
The world of the fast SUV is at its peak, with every major manufacturer entering the race with a powerful SUV that can dip below six seconds on the 0 to 60 sprint. One such manufacturer is Aston Martin, which is better known for building beautiful GT cars such as the DB11. But as we all know, its DBX SUV, which entered production not so long ago, has entered the ring, and is ready to do battle with the likes of Lamborghini's Urus, a car that recently wiped the floor with a Rolls-Royce Wraith. In a video posted by Lovecars on YouTube, we see the new DBX squaring up to the Performance SUV champion that is the Urus.
Who will take it? Let's find out...
First let's talk about the performance figures of both cars. The Aston Martin DBX is powered by an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, will hit 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and go on to a top speed of 181 mph and offers 542 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque . That's not bad at all, but what about the raging bull in the other corner of the ring? The Urus is also powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 4.0-liters. This engine produces a massive 641 hp and 627 lb-ft. So the Urus clearly has the power advantage, and with a zero to sixty sprint time of 3.6 seconds it should take the win right? Well the real world tends to throw curve balls.
So on to the race. The two cars line up for the first run, with both engaging their launch control. As the cars bolt off the line, the DBX destroys the Urus off the line, which is greatly unexpected, as the Urus, on paper at least, has a much quicker sprint time. That lead is short-lived however: After third gear the Urus starts clawing back the lead, and by fourth gear it sails past the DBX as if the Brit was standing still. The cars cross the line with the Urus beating the DBX by a nose. The 0-100-0 mph test is up next, and as expected, the Urus gets up to speed quicker, and can then brake faster, narrowly beating the Aston once again. If this has taught us anything, it is that numbers on paper mean little out in the real world.