A high-ranking executive at Aston Martin has suggested that the company’s first-ever SUV, the DBX, could be equipped with a “drift mode”.

Speaking to CarAdvice, senior manager of vehicle dynamics at Aston Martin, Ian Hartley, hinted the Woking-based firm is considering a drift mode-like function for the DBX to give it a “competitive edge” over its rivals.

"It's a 'never-say-never' thing... Who wouldn't want to see a drift mode? I am all for drift mode,” Hartley told the Australian publication.

In 2018, CARmag.co.za reported that Aston Martin could ditch the Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, instead opting for a new six-cylinder mill derived from the company's 5,2-litre V12 to debut in the DBX.

For the moment, however, the British firm will continue using the AMG V8, which currently services the Vantage and eight-cylinder variants of the DB11; in the latter application, the V8 produces 375 kW and 675 N.m of torque, while the Vantage unit has been tuned to churn out an extra 10 N.m.

Original article from Car