The Aston Martin DBX made its debut earlier this month. At launch, the SUV will be offered with a V8 engine. However, a more powerful version could be on the horizon.
The Aston Martin DBX is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 542 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. With a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds, it seems the V8 has sufficient poke for an SUV that weighs more than 2 tonnes.
According to Road & Track, the DBX could get a larger engine with even more power in the future. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told the publication that Aston’s V12 would fit in the engine bay of the DBX.
“We’ll probably do other engine derivatives, we’ll do other spec derivatives. As you do with any lifecycle management,” Palmer said. “And obviously, in the same way as we do specials off of our DB11 platform, we may well do specials off this platform,” he added.
While a V12 DBX would certainly get a thumbs up from us, Aston Martin could also offer the tuned V8 with 630 hp and 664 lb-ft that Mercedes uses in the AMG GT S. Having said that, the former would be an ideal candidate for a DBX AMR.
Source: Road & Track