From the Alps in Austria to the Nürburgring, the prototype of the new Aston Martin DBX S is radically changing the environment to undergo high-performance testing. The British brand’s SUV reappears in its distinctive camouflage, but with a more aggressive look.
The radiator grill has lost the usual chrome-plated horizontal strips, giving preference to a honeycomb mesh painted black. At the same time, it lost one of its hallmarks: decorative appliqués at the ends, which also housed daytime running lights. The need for cooling has increased, so the entire lower part of the bumper is occupied by an additional grille.
Even the bumper as a whole is new, more noticeable. Specific details that enhance sportiness are visible at the rear, where the DBX S has two more exhaust ports. The four tubes are grouped into two pairs for a sharper rear view than the production model. This will be complemented by a chassis level adjustment. At least the suspension and steering, because the braking system seems to be the same as a regular DBX.
With these changes, special attention is paid to what this special version of the Aston Martin DBX hides under the front hood: the current 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine or the same V12 found in the DB11. The increased weight of the model will significantly reduce the advantages over German competitors. All secrets will be revealed in the second half of 2022, selling the novelty as a 2023 model.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Aston Martin DBX 2021 from the FineAuto team: