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A side view of a blue Aston Martin DBX SUV parked in a studio or showroom. The SUV has black wheels and a luxurious, modern, and sleek design.


The Aston Martin DBX707 and Rimowa Make the Ultimate Road Trip

Photography by Frankie Batista
Styling by Christian Stroble

Sporty SUV and Luggage Duo

Hollywood makes it easy to romanticize the road trip. Over the years we’ve seen both extremes: You can rule the day behind the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, à la Ferris Bueller. Or slog across the country inside a tank-like station wagon, as the Griswolds did in National Lampoon’s Vacation. While the California Spyder looks good and drives even better, it’s made for joy rides more than the multiday journey. Enter the Aston Martin DBX707. Not only is the British automaker’s latest model a spacious and luxuriously appointed SUV, but it also delivers supercar performance—the kind that would catch the attention of a discerning Mr. Bueller.

The DBX707 features five adaptive drive modes (including one off-road setting), which renders it ready for anything the urban jungle or rural wilderness can throw its way. In the right context, the Sports+ mode elicits hoots and howls worthy of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. The rear wheels have room to slide, which means experienced drivers can let the four-door rocket ship drift in and out of turns. On the other hand, you’ll have just as much fun in GT mode, as the iron grip of the vehicle’s all-wheel drive allows for nimble maneuvers both in the city and on country roads.

Inside, the SUV’s body-hugging, front-racing seats make extended drives a pleasurable experience, although the heated and ventilated seats in the back are equally plush with copious amounts of legroom for passengers to stretch out. Carbon-fiber accents bring a sportiness to the cabin that mirrors the twin-turbo V8 engine’s performance capabilities. The cabin is exceptionally quiet, which makes for an ideal environment to enjoy the 800-watt sound system that is outfitted with 14 speakers.

Visually, the DBX707 is without equal, with distinctive lines and a sporty tail that convey both the vehicle’s performance and distinguish it from other high-performance SUVs. It also offers more than 22 cubic feet of storage space (with the rear seats in their upright position), making it ideal for extended getaways.

Complementing the luxury look and feel of the DBX707 is the Rimowa Cabin Twist ($1,650) suitcase. With its German design and engineering, this weekend-sized, hard-shell bag is desirable for both its timeless aesthetic and its top-of-the-line craftsmanship. Made from high-quality anodized aluminum and accented with color-matched leather handles, locks, and seal, the suitcase conforms to most commercial airlines’ carry-on luggage dimensions and it pairs perfectly with the Rimowa Personal Aluminum Cross Body Bag ($1,600). Like its larger counterpart, this vessel sports a hard shell with color-matched details. Inside, it offers two compartments for personal belongings, a zippered pocket, and three card slots. It’s also designed for versatility, as it can be worn over the shoulder, across the body, or carried as an almost-indestructible clutch. Bon voyage.
2024 ASTON MARTIN DBX707 in Quasar Blue, from $242,000; astonmartin.com;
RIMOWA Cabin Twist Suitcase, $1,650 rimowa.com
 A rear view of a blue Aston Martin DBX SUV. The trunk is wide open with an aluminum Rimowa Cabin Twist suitcase placed in it.
PROENZA SCHOULER top, $1,090; proenzaschouler.com
KHAITE pants, $1,080; khaite.com
SAINT LAURENT shoes, $945; ysl.com
PIANEGONDA earrings, $345; usa.pianegonda.com
ALEXIS BITTAR necklace, $425, and ring, $155; alexisbittar.com
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN bracelets, price upon request; alexandermcqueen.com
CARTIER ring, $3,700; cartier.com
RIMOWA Cabin Twist Suitcase, $1,650, and Personal Aluminum Cross Body Bag, $1,600; rimowa.com