There’s some clever design misdirection, with a DA (duck’s arse) rear hatchback and the snouty, curvaceous front end, which shorten the looks. The driving position is first rate and the steering wheel is pleasantly thin and wrapped in soft leather Despite being a relatively heavy SUV, it still acts very stable on the road. The DBX proved a faithful and rather charming companion. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. The Aston Martin DBX is a superb super-SUV.

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The 10-year long wait has truly been worth it, as DBX has made sure to deliver the kind of performance that is expected out of its sports car history.Not only aesthetic wise but, under the hood department is also taken care of.Priced just below the $200,000 mark, the DBX is one of the most affordable uber-luxury SUVs in the market. With the purchasing pattern in the American market for luxury SUVs on the rise, Aston Martin has placed its first-ever SUV at the right time, all the while getting tough competition from the other three uber-luxury SUVs namely Bentley Bentayga Speed, Lamborghini Urus and the Rolls Royce Cullinan.

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The Bentley Bentayga Speed comes close as far as power figures, but races ahead as it has the most torque. The torque distribution system manipulates power sent to the wheels according to the changing terrain.

The 4.0-Liter V8 which packs 542 hp, gives this heavy vehicle the power to propel the moment you push the peddle to the floor. The 2021 Aston Martin DBX is the first SUV in the storied British automaker's 107-year history.

Everyone thinks they can cure Aston, but they can’t – it’s like the English Patient. Gentle giant - as long as the twin turbos aren't spinning ferociously The transmission is the Mercedes nine-speed automatic with a conventional torque converter running into a centre multi-plate, oil-bath clutch pack which is progressively controlled with a hydraulic pinion directing up to 42 per cent of the engine’s torque to the front wheels when required. The DBX quotes a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 181 mph. The rear seats have ample space for six foot-plus passengers and fold 40:20:40 per cent to give an almost flat base. The 4.0-Liter V8 which packs 542 hp, gives this heavy vehicle the power to propel the moment you push the peddle to the floor. We wouldn't normally talk about an Aston's boot, but then this is no ordinary Aston and the boot is capacious In the softer GT driving mode, it’s exhibited as a slight mismatch between front and rear suspension rates as if the long, stiff body is acting as a lever (which in a way, it is), but switch to the Sport mode and that impression is banished. The Cullinan scored a total distance of 107ft, as being the lightest of them all played a significant role. Under the hood is a familiar 4.0-liter 542 bhp 516 lb-ft turbocharged V-8 mated to a nine-speed …

The streamlined flow of the Aston Martin DBX itself controls airflow. With motorised anti-roll bars, the temptation would have been to banish body roll entirely (as do German rivals).

The more sensible softer-sidewall choice (though the same size) is Pirelli all-season tyre, which rides much better. It’s shorter than the DBX but somehow looks bigger.

Somehow they’ve squeezed 641bhp out of the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 running out to all four wheels via an eight-speed gearbox. For now, then, this is the line in the sand; the DBX; a new car, with a new chassis, It’s large. The DBX is yet to make an appearance on the market. The new Aston Martin DBX is a true “make-or ... paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Nor are the control systems of the best, the centre glass panel isn’t a touchscreen and instead there’s a confusing combination of knurled wheel underneath a touch-sensitive pad, although since you have to touch the latter to activate the former, it gets fairly contradictory, fairly fast.There’s wit, though. It’ll seat up to five in comfort and, should you choose to do so, it’ll even tow up to 2.7 tonnes and wade in water up to half a metre deep.Most other testers got three hours in the DBX, but we begged 36 and aimed to keep the engine running as much as possible.

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I’d dump all that, but the Alcantara headlining (£1,494) is delightful, as is the sports exhaust for the same price.The driving position is first rate and the steering wheel is pleasantly thin and wrapped in soft leather with fixed gear-change paddles behind and then the indicator stalk, which is a bit of a stretch away – and the indicator repeater sounds like the goblin cobbler trapped behind the facia.