Mansory’s Aston Martin DBX has more power than a One-77

The Aston Martin DBX SUV has been given a divisive aesthetic makeover and a big performance boost

The DBX is the finest driver’s SUV on the market today, with class-leading dynamics, strong performance and a sharp design inside and out. So as is typical of German tuner Mansory, it decided to apply its own unique brand of upgrades, drastically altering design and lifting outputs of the AMG V8 engine under the bonnet to ludicrous levels.

As we’ve seen with a handful of tuners in recent years, ‘forged’ carbonfibre is a theme throughout. The new front bumper includes enlarged intake surrounds and a resculpted front splitter, and matches the new widened arches bolted onto the DBX’s clamshell bonnet.

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To fill those new arches, Mansory has fitted bespoke ‘DX.5’ 24-inch wheels featuring a design said to ‘optimise ventilation of the braking system’ – vast 295-section front, 355-section rear tyres are included too, but good luck finding a replacement set.

Additional forged carbonfibre pieces adorn the front wings, with more elements fitted along the door sills. The rear is perhaps the most controversial, with two forged carbonfibre wings mounted to both the tailgate and roof. A new rear bumper section also incorporates a redesigned diffuser, accommodating two styles of exhaust tip for Mansory’s new sports exhaust system.

Power has also seen a marked jump, with the DBX’s AMG-derived 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 now producing 789bhp and 738lb ft of torque – that’s more power than the V12-powered One-77 hypercar. This is an increase of 247bhp and 222lb ft over the basic DBX, which admittedly does feature a somewhat conservative power figure of 542bhp. To reach these new heights, Mansory has tweaked the ECU, swapped the standard turbochargers for enlarged units and added the aforementioned sports exhaust system.

As such, Mansory is claiming some notable performance improvements, with 0-62mph now five tenths quicker at 3.8sec and top speed in excess of 202mph, quite a jump over its original 181mph figure.

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Inside, lime green accents are featured on the seats, door cards, floor mats and more, but Mansory will cater to the demands of each customer with bespoke designs.

Pricing for Mansory’s Aston Martin DBX has not been disclosed, but expect to add a fair amount to its £158,000 base price.

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