If you haven’t heard of Afzal Kahn then it’s worth a quick trip to Google-Town. His company, Kahn Design, takes premium SUVs and transforms them into wild versions of themselves, creating body kits, original wheels, and interior transformations.
With the company spending most of its time on the Land Rover range, it makes sense that Kahn Design turned its attention to the Land Rover Defender.
With Mercedes-AMG having had much acclaim for its G 63 6×6, Kahn Design’s focus on the Defender has created both the Flying Huntsman 110 6X6 Double Cab Pick-Up and the Flying Huntsman 110 6X6 Wide Body.
It seems those wild creations weren’t enough for some people, so the company is now thinking about creating a convertible version. But the full details haven’t been released yet – the photo above is our first look at the Defender on steroids.
Kahn Design says it brings “an element of adventure, engineering, and romanticism to the most seasoned of Defender owners and enthusiasts.” One thing’s for sure, it’s not your run-of-the-mill Defender.
Worth noting is the fact that this “teaser sketch is a statement of intent” signifying its intention to build the Flying Huntsman 6×6 Soft Top.
If it goes ahead (which we’re betting that it will), Kahn says goodbye to the trusty 2.2-liter diesel for something a bit tougher – an LS3 V8. That’s 6.2 litres of muscle making around 430 hp, backed up by GM’s six-speed automatic and going to all six wheels.
But what makes it special are the differences between this and the standard Defender.
The Flying Huntsman is 35 inches longer than a standard Defender and around six inches wider.
Other upgrades include a new body color, front fenders with integrated vents, bigger rear wings made from a composite material, custom front grille and headlamp surrounds, and upgraded headlamps and fog lamps.
Sports seats, a re-upholstered interior, and roof headlining (with quilted leather), a custom steering wheel, and other bits and pieces transform it from agricultural to luxurious.
Kahn Designs says there’ll be more information coming in the weeks ahead, but we’re hoping they’ll build it, because we will come.