Today, A. Kahn Design revealed the first member of the Flying Huntsman family, the 105 Longnose. Modifications made to the three-door Defender on which it’s based adds a little over 15 inches to the standard 90-inch wheelbase, hence the 105 designation.
Power comes from a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine sourced from General Motors Company [NYSE:GM], and drive is to all four wheels via a button-operated six-speed automatic transmission. Brake and suspension upgrades complete the engineering overhaul.
Peak output will register between 400 and 450 horsepower, but if a V-8 isn’t your cup of tea A. Kahn Design may soon offer alternatives. The company has confirmed it is seeking a 3.0-liter gasoline engine as well 3.2- and 4.6-liter diesel mills, and is currently in talks with suppliers.
A. Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6Enlarge Photo
Pricing is yet to be set, but is expected to be in the region of £125,000 (approximately $188,000) before taxes.
A. Kahn Design is set to present the Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose for the first time at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in early March. To see what else will be present at the Swiss show, head to our dedicated hub.
"With the 105 Longnose, I set out to create something fashionable, iconic and revolutionary which carries on the spirit of the Defender,” Afzal Kahn said in a statement. “It’s a truly British icon in the same way the Wrangler is to the U.S., the G-Class to Germany or the Land Cruiser L70 to Japan—the fact that Land Rover are retiring it is an absolute tragedy.