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A modern collectable: Kahn Vengeance

Staff Writer Published on 10th April 2017
by Staff Writer
Paying to have cars personalised is a way for people to express their individuality.

Luxe Drive Magazine feature one of the leading proponents of automotive couture - Kahn Design.

Read the article below.

It’s no longer enough to own an expensive, premium car not if other people can buy the same thing.

Now a few hundred wealthy people each year will commission a customised vehicle that is unique.

In other words, a personalised vehicle.

There’s nothing new under the sun and the practice of automotive coach building stretches back to the 1900s when discerning customers would employ the services of expert craftsmen to create a customised vehicle body on a pre manufactured chassis.

Today, this is a demand which prestige car makers such as Aston Martin are now working to meet and even Jaguar is getting into the business of building ‘modern collectables’.

But there are independent operators and perhaps foremost amongst these is Afzal Kahn, a legendary designer and self confessed petrol head who abandoned a career in architecture to pursue his interest in the car business.

He is now the proud founder and owner of the Kahn group of companies: Kahn Design, the Chelsea Truck Company and Project Kahn.

He started Project Kahn in 2004 and concentrated mostly on customising Range Rovers.
In the past couple of years, the Chelsea Truck Company has expanded into modifying and re engineering Jeep Wranglers and Land Rover Defenders.

One of his latest moves, Kahn announced the launch of a new coach built car codenamed the Vengeance.

Built on a new Aston Martin DB9 Chassis, the Vengeance is a wide body two door coupe, with a muscular, aggressive design.

Inspired by the Aston Martin Designs of the 1980s and 1990s, the Vengeance is the culmination of Kahn’s lifelong pursuit to create the car he has always wanted to drive.

In a departure from contemporary design conventions, Kahn has favoured volume and flowing curves over angular surfaces for the Vengeance. The result, he believes is a fusion of modern engineering and classic streamlined design.

The car has widened rear wings, emphasised by lines projected from the signature bonnet bulge, sweeping rearwards from the unmistakable grille centrepiece through the roof and along the length of the car.

The polished stainless steel roof halo and window trim curve to meet at the diminished rear windows to enhance the coupe style of the Vengeance.

The car sits on staggered wheels, with a 16 spoke 20” wheel at the front on 225 tyres and an 18 spoke 21” wheel on 335 tyres to the rear.

The multi spoke design and inner rim was inspired by the classic roulette wheel, with a two tone finish juxtaposing the central section in body colour with the diamond cut outer section.

Pick up a copy of Lux Drive Magazine to read the entire article.

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