It all first started with the Porsche Cayenne, then it snowballed to the (in no particular order) Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante, and soon it’d be Ferrari’s turn but for now, let’s focus on this – the new Aston Martin DBX that has made its way to Malaysia.
With prices starting from RM818k before taxes and options, the Aston Martin DBX is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making 550 hp and 750 Nm of torque. That’s more than what the Vantage and DB11 produce if you’re wondering. The engine is paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission; both have been sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
This translates to staggering performance numbers. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.5 seconds, almost as quick as the new BMW M3 and M4 while top speed is rated at (if you even dare achieve) a frightening 291 km/h!
That’s not all. The Aston Martin DBX isn’t just all brawn and no brains; it’s full of clever ideas as well. It’s got a “self-cleaning” rear windscreen, door hinges that make the doors open at an angle to avoid hitting the curbs, glass B-pillars so as to not interupt the clean, elegant lines of the car. It also helps improve airflow.
Inside, it’s just a leather fest as GC Mah describes it. Almost every conceivable surface in the cabin has been wrapped with leather, even the speaker covers! That’s not all. There’s also a massive panoramic sunroof and generous amounts of space at the back.
As an option, there is a Pet package which includes a portable washer for your pets after they’ve had a rub in the mud, in addition to the various wheel options, as well as exterior and interior finishes.