Aston Martin’s is almost set to introduce it’s first SUV onto the market, but before we can get behind the wheel, the company tests it’s limits off road.
Officially confirmed as being named DBX, the first development prototype was put through its paces along a demanding Welsh Rally stage in the hands of the company’s Chief Engineer, Matt Becker, who said:
“As an engineer, it’s genuinely exciting to get a feel for the car you’re working to create. DBX is a very different kind of Aston Martin, but we will be testing it in all conditions and across all terrains to ensure it delivers a driving experience worthy of the wings badge.”
This is the initial step in a series of gruelling tests will that will see development prototypes of the all-new machine tackle some of the world’s harshest environments, from the frozen Arctic and scorching deserts of the Middle East to high Alpine passes and the high-speed demands of the German autobahnen and Nürburgring Nordschleife.
DBX is scheduled to be unveiled in the last quarter of 2019 and will be built at Aston Martin Lagonda’s St Athan facility.