Sunday, September 19, 2021
News 2023 Aston Martin DBX S May Pack V12 Power

2023 Aston Martin DBX S May Pack V12 Power

DBX S would be V12 goodness to impressive new Aston Martin SUV

  • Aston Martin has hinted at more versions of the Aston Martin DBX

  • A test vehicle spotted recently on the Nurburgring sounded like it had a V12

  • Current Aston Martin DBX packs a twin-turbo V8 from Mercedes-AMG

A camouflaged Aston Martin DBX was spotted recently on the Nurburgring and from those who were close enough to hear it, it sounded like it has a V12 engine. It could very well be the 2023 Aston Martin DBX S, a rumored upcoming version of Aston Martin’s new SUV that will dial up the performance.

The new DBX S could be one of the multiple new versions expected in the DBX lineup. The new Aston Martin SUV, central to the growth strategy of the fabled English automaker, is expected to be offered with a mild hybrid engine and new body styles are also planned.

2021 Aston Martin DBX | Photo: Aston Martin
2021 Aston Martin DBX | Photo: Aston Martin

The Aston Martin DBX will look to compete with the Porsche Cayenne in terms of offering a variety of trims and engines for different needs. An eventual Aston Martin DBX S would compete with the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT | Photo: Porsche

The current DBX is powered by a twin-turbo V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG that delivers 542 horsepower. A possible V12 derived from the Aston Martin DB11 AMR could push that output to over 630 horsepower.

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Aston Martin has hinted at wanting to offer more cars with a V12 including the Vantage. A V12-powered DBX would certainly move the SUV into elite territory with the likes of the Bentley Bentayga Speed and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and give Aston Martin something to offer consumers that Porsche can’t.

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Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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