Aston Martin has continued the drip feed of information about its upcoming DBX SUV, today revealing how much power and torque its V8 engine will offer.
That power will likely be put to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, given that's what is offered in the Vantage, but Aston Martin is yet to confirm.
According to the company, the DBX has already exceeded 180mph (290km/h) in testing.
"We have concentrated our work to ensure that the calibration and tune of this 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 delivers both the everyday usability and refinement expected by SUV owners," said Matt Becker, Aston Martin chief engineer.
"However, we have also focused heavily on matching that with the engaging driving dynamics that are commanded by our brand and inherent in every Aston Martin and early indications of the car’s overall performance have been incredibly promising."
Although it's taking the brand into new territory, the DBX is a seriously significant car for Aston Martin. The company's chief executive, Andy Palmer, has labelled it the most important vehicle in Aston Martin history.
The new DBX will get a full reveal in December.