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Car of the Year Awards 2023: Best sports SUV for luxury

If you’d really like to be driving a sports car but can’t compromise on practicality, a sports SUV is just the ticket. The best are fun to drive, with scintillating pace and agile handling...

Best sports SUV for thrills

Aston Martin DBX707

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At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Aston Martin DBX 707 is about little more than performance and noise; after all, this 697bhp range-topping monster is the most powerful SUV ever built. But while it’s incredibly fast and great at going around corners quickly, it’s also the most luxurious sports SUV that you’ll find.

Aston Martin DBX707 2022 interior front seats

As well as having a smoother ride than the regular DBX and being quieter than the rival Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, the 707’s interior is rather special. An eclectic mixture of colours and topquality materials helps to create a rich, dramatic environment that makes the Porsche Cayenne Coupé seem rather sombre inside, and the attention to detail has to be seen to be believed.

The upgraded sports seats manage to be supportive while remaining very comfortable, too. The DBX 707’s near-£200k price may be out of reach for most buyers, but there isn’t a nicer way to go quickly.

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