Aston Martin is testing the DBX SUV, as the first prototype is being evaluated through a challenging rally course by Chief Engineer, Matt Becker. The comprehensive real-world test program will continue for several months, and will be carried out in some of the planet’s harshest environments – from brutal arctic cold, to intense desert heat, to the demanding Nürburgring course.
With respect to the maiden test, Aston Martin Chief Engineer Matt Becker remarked: “We have already developed and tuned DBX in the driving simulator, which has enabled us to make excellent progress in advance of the first physical prototype cars being available. Still, it’s always a big day when you get to put the first actual miles on an early prototype and I’m delighted with the near perfect correlation between the simulator and this prototype. As an engineer, it’s genuinely exciting to get a feel for the car you’re working to create. DBX is a very different kind of Aston Martin, but we will be testing it in all conditions and across all terrains to ensure it delivers a driving experience worthy of the wings badge.”
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