2011 Audi A5 by Project Kahn

Just when Project Kahn seemed been lost in the shadows, the British tuning firm returns back to the spotlight with some pretty snazzy new programs for us aftermarket-loving fanatics.

We’ve already gotten a good look at the new Range Rover Diablo and now, Afzal Kahn and his merry band of buddies have released their latest styling package for the Audi A5 .

As a man who prides himself on providing customers with some of the most well thought of packages in the industry, Kahn’s work on the Audi A5 is a testament to why he’s considered one of the best in the biz. The new body kit for the A5 may be "subtle" compared to his past works, but there’s still something to be said about a man that can turn just about anything into his own personal work of art.

There’s a taste of subdued aggression with this new body kit, something that allows the A5 to look more menacing than its standard brethren. And on top of that, its interior has been spruced up to add get some luxurious shine.

All told, another fine piece of work from Kahn and the boys.

Details on the Audi A5 by Project Kahn after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Audi A5 by Project Kahn

The Audi A5 is one of those cars that, on its own, already stands out from the pack, but when you add a styling package that allows the car to bare its teeth a little more, then you have something that will completely draw the attention of anybody who takes even the quickest of glances of it.

That’s how you can describe Project Kahn’s latest body kit bonanza on the A5. The front and rear bumpers have been tinkered with to include side blades; the rear end of the car was given a boot spoiler; the car was given a stainless steel sports quad exhaust system; the side mirrors, and the front and rear diffuser were given a pearl finish; and there’s also the new set of highly-advanced 21" RSL lightweight wheels with black and red stripes. All these modifications embody Project Kahn’s mission of bringing out elegance and skilled artistic innovation in one especially tight program.

The inside of the A5 was likewise not left out of the changes. In it you’ll find a complete leather treatment in perforated nappa befitting Project Kahn’s goal of giving the interior a "bespoke touch". Other notable items on the car’s interior include red dials in matte finish and billet aluminum pedals.

Performance

Audi A5 by Project Kahn

While the car’s suspension was lowered by 35 mm and the addition of the stainless steel sports quad exhaust system does provide improved performance, Project Kahn steered clear of making any engine upgrades on the car so you can expect it to still carry the same 2.0-liter TFSI that produces 211 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque.

Pricing

Audi A5 by Project Kahn

Project Kahn has priced the complete set-up of the Audi A5 Coupe Sport at £31,875, which is about $51,381 based on current exchange rates.

Competition

Audi A5 by Project Kahn

While we do enjoy what Project Kahn added with their new body kit for the Audi A5, nothing still beats a performance upgrade, which really put a damper on the tuning firm’s work.

On the flip side, the Audi A5 Cabrio by Senner Tuning does come with a performance upgrade, albeit at the expense of minimal changes on the car’s aesthetics.

Comparing the two programs, we believe that Project Kahn’s work on the body looks far more aggressive than the relatively subdued work given by Senner Tuning. In terms of completely restyling the A5 to bring out the car’s mean streak, the nod definitely goes to Project Kahn.

But at the end of the day, tuning companies that provide performance upgrades on the car will always have a leg-up on those that give body kits, and this is where Senner Tuning’s software optimization on the A5’s 2.0-liter T-FSI engine - it bumps up the output to 275 horsepower - takes the proverbial cake.

Audi A5 by Project Kahn
LOVE IT
  • Fresh and agressive exterior
  • Nappa leather interior
  • Nice 21" wheels
LEAVE IT
  • No engine tweaks
  • A bit pricey relative to the program
  • Other options are available

11 comments:

The engine output of this Audi A5 is only the unlovely fact about this vehicle. I think they should boost it, so that it will be more impressive. Anyway, I noticed that its front grille is too big.

Project kahn is really great and genius enough to make this Audi A5 a pretty snazzy car and I love how they managed to combine the decency and sporty look of it.

Audi A5 really had a fresh and aggressive exterior and I love the Nappa leather interior of this car. Quite impressive.

Actually, Khan’s work tends to lean more towards higher end models, which means that they specifically cater to the upper class. But I still appreciate the quality of their work.

I really like Khan’s work a lot too. Their lines are very clean and they choose a very good color combination. Though I wish they would add more engine upgrades.

come to think of it, considering all the option parts that have been used here, the price seems reasonable enough. Besides, it is likely that we won’t be able to get one ourselves.

Well, the wheels look alright to me. Since they are not really that loud, they give the car an impression that it seems to float on air, which is kinda cool.

One thing I don’t like about this one are the wheels. They seem a bit too plain compared to the car’s body. I wish they have chosen something that would stand out more.

well, it seems that they have an upgrade for the engine. I don’t think that this one would compete against the current Audi. Everyone gets crazy for the latest production of the R8 so most probably this one wouldn’t caught the attention of the future buyers.

I really like how Project Khan does their project. They opt for a more subtle approach in sculpting their body kits and avoid those flashy packages.

Wow, white and black certainly works well for an Audi, especially with that huge grill. Khan really did great work in coming up with an aggressive contrast for the colors.

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