If you like the KAHN Design Defender 105 Longnose Huntsman, you are going to have major bloodlust for the latest concept from the Chelsea Truck Company: the KAHN Huntsman 6×6.
Debuting in Geneva next week, the latest KAHN truck might be the maddest, baddest and coolest of all.
Powered by a 6.2-liter Chevrolet V8 engine making 450-horsepower, the KAHN 6×6 Huntsman promises to be fast, wild and more than capable of pulling its own weight up any dune, mountain or rocky trail.
It definitely has “going” power. But this design from all angles? All about stopping power, curb appeal and valet priority parking.
People will be absolutely shocked by the KAHN 6×6. Much longer nose, now a slightly more-raked windshield angle, a double cab in back…. and that twin rear axle to separate the men from the boys. A few pics of the car in progress courtesy of Afzal Kahn’s instagram.
The ultimate in custom off-roaders just put every other effort in the Land Rover back catalog to shame!
Watch this space for more details and photos of the KAHN 6×6 as they become available.
One idea for an even more extreme Huntsman? How about the supercharged version of this engine from the Corvette Z06. Call it the Maneater….!
2015 KAHN 6×6 Huntsman
Kahn Design has announced the debut of a coach-built concept based on the Land Rover Defender 110 titled the Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept. The formal unveiling of the prototype, codenamed “Mission 1” will take place at the Geneva Motor Show, at the Kahn Design stand, no. 6338 at 14:45 on the 3rd of March.
Since the early 1900s, automotive coachbuilders have created custom vehicles using pre existing chassis. Whilst names such as Pininfarina, Zagato and Bertone have risen to be globally recognised, in recent years there has been no equivalent in Britain.
Now, Kahn Design is bringing together their design ethos with traditional techniques and expert craftsmanship to create a modern icon, and leading a resurgence in British automotive design and coachbuilding which is set to challenge the rest of the world.
The Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept is equipped with a 6.2-litre GM LS3 V8 engine, driving a six-speed automatic gearbox with tap shift control. With an estimated 430 bhp its explosive performance is a far cry from the stolid pulling power of the original.
Built to tame even the hardiest terrain, with a hi-lo ratio drive system and locking differentials, a rugged heavy duty chassis as well as upgraded braking and suspension systems, this modern British icon would be equally comfortable outrunning any roadgoing SUV.
The vehicle has been lengthened with a 400mm extension to the bonnet, and 800mm extension to the rear cabin, as well as being widened by 150mm. The windscreen rake has been increased, and the rear door widened along with the front doors increased length to allow improved entry and egress. A full panoramic roof extends from the B pillars to the rear of the vehicle. The exterior styling is striking and aggressive, inspired by Kahn’s popular Chelsea Truck Company Defenders.
Extreme conversions have been proposed, including both B4, B6, B6+ and B7 armoured variants, to provide maximum security for the driver and passengers.
Talks are in currently in progress to map out a production schedule for the Huntsman, with up to five potential variants including 4 and 6 wheel versions, as well as a range of hard top and pickup options. Full details of the concept vehicle will be made available at the press conference in Geneva on the 3rd of March.
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