The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an automobile car. It is a sublime distillation of the heritage of the floor market in a capsule with an ethereal appearance that wants to rush into the future at breakneck speed. The smaller Valhalla, just a different world, is another limited edition car that fans of the Gaydon carmaker are looking at. However, it is noteworthy how these two gut machines are, and the British brand hit roadblocks one after the other to get the road. This is not a problem without precedent. Porsche has been back there for a long time; as well as Jaguar, BMW, Maserati, Lamborghini and many others. The enormous amount of money needed for research and development before putting a supercar or a sports car into production is a mindset, and the only way these companies can raise such resources is by building and selling less glamorous money spinners. sell. Although all of the above performance brands made money for the SUV segment, Aston Martin remained an unwilling seller for many years. But when it came out with an SUV, it forced the automotive world to sit up and take notice. The DBX, the first SUV from Aston Martin in its century-long existence, is an absolute glitter. Despite the considerable inflated perimeter, it looks as striking as any other model from the stable. With the outdated DB ornamental grid and the seductively flowing lines, the legacy and DNA are being written across the DBX. Whether you look straight, in profile or from behind, this is a nice SUV. Step inside, and you will realize that the quality of the materials and the manufacturing of the ages are better compared to the interior quality of Aston Martins. The seats are strikingly comfortable, and it’s a breeze to ride comfortably behind the wheel. Although most buttons and controls are ergonomically placed, the D (Drive) button on the middle stack is one of the notable exceptions. Instead of keeping it closer to the driver, Aston Martin chose to place it closer to the front passenger, making it possible for anyone with an arm length below average. Another peculiarity is the engine button that is placed on the passenger side! I suspect these two peculiarities are the result of Aston Martin trying to cut some corners while converting the original right-hand drive layout to left-hand drive for other markets.
The 12.1-inch digital display behind the steering wheel is easy to read, even while driving, and the 10-inch multimedia touch screen provides an intuitive interactive interface. Aston Martin did not detract from the practical and comfortable rear, with enough space for two adults. The raised transmission tunnel and a rounded middle section of the rear seat effectively make the DBX a four-seater. For the two residents of the back quarters, however, there is ample legroom and headroom with the feeling of airiness enhanced by the panoramic sunroof. Although the interior appointments and luxury finishes can relieve you in a feeling of a tame family car, you just need to press the car’s start button. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that comes from Mercedes-Benz AMG comes alive with a tremendous rumble, before sitting down on a self-conscious hum. It’s the same block that drives the DB11 and the Vantage, but in the DBX it spits out 550 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque to slow down the SUV in just 4.5 seconds from 0-100km / h. Acceleration is immediate and the V8 suddenly pulls past the 3,000 rpm point and throws the locks of adrenaline wide open with the intoxicating full-throat exhaust note contributing to the turbulent mix. Unless you monitor the speedometer regularly, it is very easy to speed up thousands of fines in thousands. This is an SUV that should be enjoyed around a racetrack. It turns flat on fast turns, so planted and assembled like a sports car with a tarmac. The DBX handles a point that lowers its lever, and the car shrinks around you, because with its telepathic steering you can easily cut corners. Aston Martin might have come to the SUV party pretty late. What they brought along, however, is an amazing spectacle. Possibly the best high-performance SUV in the world.