British tuner Kahn Design, a company renowned for its expertise in building bespoke Land Rover SUVs, is about to expand its business with a new coachbuilding service. Kahn Design’s first model will be a ‘long-nose’ version of the iconic Land Rover Defender called the Flying Huntsman, due for a debut in the next two months.
Designers have added about 15 inches in front of the windscreen to allow a V-8, a 6.2-liter LS3 from GM, to be dropped in. The engine, mounted close to the firewall, will be tuned to deliver 550 horsepower and drive all four wheels via a six-speed automatic.
The Flying Huntsman will be followed later in the year by a new sports car based on a modern Aston Martin model. Not much is known about this car but Kahn Design CEO and founder Afzal Kahn has told Autocar that its styling has been influenced by the Vanquish and will offer the brutal look he considers the regular Aston Martin lineup to be lacking.