Come in, make yourselves comfortable. Kick back, and ruminate on all of life’s mysteries in the interior of the upcoming Aston Martin DBX. After all, it will cost £158,000 (approx. RM837,000) - just under £20k (approx. RM106,000) more than an equivalent Bentley Bentayga V8, but around £100k (approx. RM530,000) less than a Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Not only has Aston Martin confirmed the price of its brand new Big Car, it has also released this interior picture, before it releases all the pictures on 20 November.
Indeed, the DBX has been designed to allow owners to feel “instantly at home” the moment you set your suede loafers into quite a lot of expensive materials. Because the DBX sits on its own platform, design boss Marek Reichmann was able to go to town on the inside.
It took six months to get the driving position just as Aston wanted it, and we’re told every single button was positioned after “extensive testing” from a variety of counsel; the Female Advisory Board, for one, along with a load of customer clinics and even some children. Truly, this is a car of The People. If The People had £158k (approx. RM837,000) to spend on a family motor.
There are TFT screens up front, storage for 1.5-litre bottles (very posh 1.5-litre bottles, one assumes), the promise of lots of front and rear legroom and a sense of space – step forward, panoramic glass sunroof and big side windows.
Along with this sense of space, there’ll be a sense of outright bloody speed, too, because we know the DBX comes with AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. In this car, it’ll kick out 542bhp and 700nm of torque, which is actually more than the V8-engined Vantage and DB11.
It’ll brake harder than the DBS Superleggera, we’re told. It’ll corner like that Vantage, we’re told. And it’ll be able to lap That German Racing Place in under eight minutes, apparently. The People had better take some anti-sickness pills.
“Early indications of the car’s overall performance have been incredibly promising,” says Aston’s engineering boss Matt Becker. Good thing those side windows are big – you’ll be spending a lot of time looking out through them while going sideways…