66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 14

THE B IG P I C T U R E PHOTOS ASTON MARTIN / © SAM RILEY Aston Martin Chief Engineer, Matt Becker, puts the first development prototype of the luxury brand’s recently-confirmed SUV, the DBX, through its paces along a demanding Welsh Rally stage. This first test for DBX signifies the start of an extensive testing programme; one that has begun in Wales, as a nod to Aston Martins’ new St Athan production facility in the Vale of Glamorgan.   The first prototype drive in Wales signifies the start of ‘real world’ testing, in which the Aston Martin DBX will be subjected to a punishing regime tackling some of the world’s harshest environments.