Custom-bodied Aston Martins? Canadian-built six-wheeled Range Rovers? This British firm’s extensive mods for the world’s most expensive cars are loved by some, reviled by some more
Kahn Design offers a whole line of off-road vehicles under the “Chelsea Truck Company” banner, but the vehicle it focuses on the most is the classic Land Rover Defender.
Many different parts and modifications are available for the Defender, from short- and long-wheelbase trims, to even pickup versions.
This “Long Nose” version is certainly weird, and attracts or repels onlookers in equal measure. It is 15.8 inches longer than a regular Defender 90 model, with engine options ranging from a 2.2-litre inline-four diesel motor; to a GM-sourced 6.2-litre V8. Like it or not, the Long Nose is hard to ignore.
The most extreme version is called the Flying Huntsman 6×6. As the name suggests, it is a six-wheel-drive vehicle, and it sits on a custom chassis designed by Kahn. It gets a fully custom body, with an interior to match. We were supposed to test this vehicle, but it broke down before we could get our turn behind the wheel. Pity!
If the idea of a six-wheel-drive Defender appeals to you, you’re in luck, as Sean Hyland Motorsports in Woodstock, Ontario will be building the Flying Huntsman 6×6 for the North American market.
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular off-road vehicles on the planet, and the Black Hawk Edition offered by Kahn Design would allow yours to really stand out from the crowd, thanks to big wheels and tires and an aggressive body kit. The interior also gets trimmed in finer materials and sport seats.
Looking for a complete car? Kahn Design offers a coachbuilt take on the current Aston Martin DB9 called the “Vengeance.” It features a hand-formed aluminum body, re-trimmed interior, and custom wheels. The drivetrain is left untouched. Only three units will be built.
Want a drop-top rather than a coupe? The Kahn Vengeance Volante was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. Built on the DB9 Volante platform, only two will be built, bringing the total to just five Vengeance units.
Prefer to simply dress up your luxury car? Kahn currently offers rims for Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, plus many other luxury car makes.
Looking for a rare, used car? Kahn’s showroom in Bradford, United Kingdom has quite an assortment of interesting vehicles. This red 1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante is one of just three ever made with the 6.3-litre V8 engine.
When your supercar doesn’t stand out enough, you take it to Britain’s Kahn Design. Launched in the late ’90s by British-Pakistani designer Afzal Kahn, the tuner company’s first product was an aftermarket wheel that became quite popular.
While Kahn Design still offers wheels for many different vehicles, the company portfolio has grown to offer interior and exterior upgrades, as well as complete coachbuilt vehicles. Here are some of their offerings.