Godzilla’s SUV

Smaller SUVs are often derogatorily referred to as grocery-getters, but think twice before using the term when evoking this fire-breathing, asphalt-shredding beast.
Words by Bill Lindsey | June 25, 2022 | Luxury

If you were to describe a vehicle with specifications that include 697 hp, a top speed of 193 mph or a 0 to 60 time of 3.3 seconds, the assumption it is a Porsche 911 Turbo or a Ferrari 812s would be understandable. However, to discover these figures are attributable to a compact SUV is a virtual vertigo-inducing event. With the BDX707, Aston Martin has jumped onto the SUV bandwagon in a most impressive manner. Similar in overall shape and size to the Porsche Macan or Lamborghini Urus, the 4.0 Liter V8-powered BDX707 with its menacing grill dominates from a power perspective. In a nod to the claim of being the world’s most powerful SUV, carbon fiber brakes are provided at all four corners to ensure as much “stop” as there is “go.” Inside, all is refined elegance with generous use of Alcantra with contrasting stitching, and the iconic Aston Martin wings embroidered into the seat backs;