The weird and wonderful from Geneva begins! [UPDATED WITH EXCLUSIVE PICS!]
Kinda odd looking, isn't it? This is Kahn's rendering of its Flying Huntsman, the prototype of which will be shown at Geneva tomorrow afternoon. It is Kahn's view of a coachbuilt Defender concept and is, well, unique at least.
"Striking and aggressive" says Kahn
Six wheels isn't guaranteed yet though. Kahn says "up to five potential variants" are being discussed in a production schedule with four and six wheels considered. But this wouldn't be a motor show debut without a suitably daft concept, right?
Aside from the additional pair of wheels, the most obvious change is to the Defender's dimensions. The bonnet is 400mm longer, the rear cabin is extended by 800mm and the car is 150mm wider too. Bigger doors improve access while the styling is described as "striking and aggressive."
Under that dramatically elongated bonnet resides a 6.2-litre LS3 GM V8 with around 430hp and a six-speed auto. It isn't pitched as a road warrior though, Kahn maintaining the Flying Huntsman will be "built to tame the hardiest terrain" with upgraded suspension and brake parts on top of the usual Defender equipment.
For now that's all the info available on this latest Kahn creation. More from the Geneva show floor tomorrow.
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I wonder how much testing companies like Kahn do when they modify vehicles.
tom scott02 Mar 2015
That is a very good comment. Developing body and installing a different engine is relatively cheap - but developing good suspension is expensive. Like the old Overfinch - fantastic engine, but the rest was not up to it
andyps02 Mar 2015
Would it be wrong to say that it appears they didn't test the design by opening their eyes to realise how wrong it is and therefore maybe haven't tested anything else very much?
JDMDrifter02 Mar 2015
"Under that dramatically elongated bonnet resides a 6.2-litre LS3 GM V8 with around 430hp and a six-speed auto"
This has epic tuning potential, twin turbo 1000bhp 6x6 defender anyone?
ChocolateFrog02 Mar 2015
Looks good awful.
Now a half track with a normal length bonnet powered by the TDV8, that would be interesting.