The Aston Martin DBX was recently revealed to the world for the very first time at the place it’ll be built: a cutting-edge Aston Martin facility in St. Athan Wales. Alongside the world’s media and a whole raft of Aston Martin VIPs for the reveal was Aston Martin Cheltenham ambassador and Champion Conditional female jockey, Bryony Frost.
The DBX is Aston Martin’s first four-wheel-drive car, delivering trademark Aston Martin handling and performance in an SUV package. With double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, unique Bilstein dampers and three-chamber air suspension, the DBX has been designed from the ground-up to perform as well as dedicated sports cars like the Vantage. In fact, active anti-roll bars fitted to the DBX mean it actually rolls less through corners than a Vantage does.
Powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine, the DBX can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph. The four-wheel-drive system can send 100 per cent of power to the rear wheels, or as much as 47 per cent to the front, delivering versatile performance in all conditions.
In recognition of the ever-growing role of female customers in the luxury performance car sector, the DBX was designed from the very beginning with the consultancy of an external female advisory board. As an Aston Martin driver herself, Bryony is the perfect exemplar, and was recently appointed as an ambassador of H.R. Owen Aston Martin Cheltenham. The showroom counts a number of female employees in sales and management roles among its ranks in addition to a growing list of female customers like Bryony, who currently drives a Vantage.
The only British woman to win a Grade 1 race at the Cheltenham Festival, Bryony is fast becoming a household name with sports fans, and was recently shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year 2019 award and BT Sportswoman of the Year.
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