First Aston Martin DBX707 rolls off the production line
Posted on 12 May 2022 and read 280 times
The new Aston Martin DBX707, billed as ‘the world’s most powerful luxury SUV’, has begun to roll off the assembly line at St Athan, Wales. The very first DBX707 customer car was completed earlier this week, with the new model set to be shipped to more than 50 countries around the world over the coming months.
The hand-built DBX707 is capable of a maximum speed of 193mph and can reach 0-60mph in just 3.1secs.
More than 100 new skilled automotive technicians have been recruited by Aston Martin at St Athan to support the ramp-up of DBX707 production, the first Welsh-built production car for almost 50 years.
Michael Straughan, Aston Martin Lagonda COO, said: “Aston Martin is immensely proud to be manufacturing industry leading products like the DBX707 from a world-class facility in Wales, and we are delighted to see the very first model completed.
“As the first car delivered through the product development cycle under the leadership of Lawrence Stroll, executive chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, the DBX707 is a symbol of a new era for Aston Martin and the brand’s ability to combine ultra-luxury and high-performance.
“The initial reaction from customers and the media has been tremendous, it is fantastic that we have also had the opportunity to grow our team and create more employment opportunities for people from the local community. Wales has a rich tradition of industrial and engineering excellence and we are excited to be forging the future and to support that proud heritage.”
The Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, who inspected the first DBX707 as it came off the production line, said: “The success of the car is testament to the highly skilled and hard-working team, and it is fascinating to see how they work. I want Wales to be a highly attractive location for cutting-edge automotive technologies and the UK Government will continue to work to secure and support the investment of companies, like Aston Martin, as they drive economic growth and create jobs.”