• Lumma Design Just Made the DBX Better Than Aston Martin Ever Dreamed

The Aston Martin DBX by Lumma Design is exactly what a performance SUV should look like

If the reason behind the Aston Martin DBX’s slow sales has anything to do with the way it looks, then Lumma Design may have just solved the problem that Aston Martin didn’t know it had. Behold Lumma Design’s take on the DBX – a limited aftermarket kit that blends together loads of carbon fiber with race-inspired looks, and a little bit of extra width too. Aston Martin did just announce that it’s Q division would offer an exclusive appearance package for the DBX, but we’re willing to bet it won’t be this damn good.

Lumma Design Just Made the DBX Better Than Aston Martin Ever Dreamed
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Of course, nothing good comes without sacrifice, and in this case, Lumma Design’s new body kit definitely sacrifices the DBX’s off-road ability. Then again, the DBX starts out at $176,900 – a price that puts it far beyond the realm of something most people would beat on off the road anyway. I know I sure wouldn’t risk denting or otherwise damaging something I paid well north of $150,000 for, but I digress.

What Makes the DBX by Lumma Design So Different (And Awesome)

Lumma Design Just Made the DBX Better Than Aston Martin Ever Dreamed
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The main just of this kit includes a modified front fascia with a new lip spoiler, revised air intages and a contrasted grill frame, all of which are made from carbon fiber. New side skirts double down on the carbon fiber recipe while the rear is beyond aggressive. The new carbon fiber diffuser is backed by a new bumper spoiler and a new roof spoiler. The exhaust outlets are finished in contrasting red. We don’t have images yet, but the interior is said to be layered in carbon fiber as well, along with the addition of a new steering wheel and new carbon pedal pads.

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Is this another one of those all-show-no-go tuning kits? Well, yes and now. For now, Lumma Design is still trying to perfect and test some of the new interior components. We’re told, however, that Lumma Design is actually working on both performance and chassis upgrades to push the DBX to the next level. That means that, at some point, any one of the 20 examples planed for production should be good for more than the standard model’s 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It should be something big too, considering what the company has done with the Mercedes G-Class. It’s also had it’s way with a number of Porsches, BMW’s, and Range-Rovers too, at least some of which have been pushed beyond the realm of expectations in terms of performance.

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So, that leaves us with two big questions – how much does the kit from Lumma Design cost and how fast will it eventually be? Pricing isn’t available yet, but the company plans to begin taking orders by the end of this year, so pricing will be available soon enough. With the standard DBX making the 62-mph sprint in 4.5 seconds, you can probably expect a fully tuned model to make the same sprint in 4.2 seconds. Top speed will probably remain at 181 mph, assuming the company sticks will little more than a deep ECU remapping and a new exhaust system.

2020 Aston Martin DBX specifications
Engine AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8
Power 542 hp
Torque 516 lb-ft
Gearbox 9-speed auto
0-60 mph 4.2 s
Top speed 181 mph
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