Kahn Design

Kahn Design

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Kahn Design has revealed the styling of their latest Land Rover Defender 90 up-fit, which includes a comprehensive exterior and interior makeover and the Chelsea Wide Track name. The Kahn personalization options list is immense, with near limitless combinations of paints, tweeds and leathers to camouflage this classic off-road machine in urban war paint.

Ever the victim of aggressive personalization, the Defender is still trendy because of how impractical and hilariously uncomfortable it is to drive. The mechanicals for Kahn ’s extreme makeover stay the same as the stock model, aside from some light engine enhancements to the 2.2-liter turbo diesel and of course the giant wheel/tire/spring package.

These vehicles are part of a new co-branding effort between Kahn Design and the Chelsea Truck Company. Forming what must be the most absurdly wordy name in history, the truck is best referred to as the Chelsea Defender. Offered in the 90 or 110-inch body styles, the Chelsea Defender offers some tasteful and some not-so-tasteful ways for customers to part with their cash.

Cynicism about modified Defenders is possible only from afar. Driving a Defender is still a strange treat off road, but its rude manners on pavement mean that owners have little choice: they must try to engineer improvements themselves via the aftermarket.

Kahn’s custom Land Rover will not be joining the official U.S. price lists any time soon. A fun competitor might be the Nissan Murano CrossCarbiolet ] - but sadly, the convertible Defender is not one of the five body styles offered for this legendary truck’s designer up-fit.

Click past the jump to read the full review of the new 2013 Land Rover Defender 90 - Chelsea Wide Track By Kahn Design, with a mega gallery of images of the various personalization options.

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The last Aston Martin tuned by the British design firm, Kahn Design, was the DBS Casino Royale , which was pretty sweet. Today, Kahn took another break from its usual Land Rover models and decided to update another Aston Martin model,;this time around it is a DB9 .

This custom Aston is not based on the 2013 DB9 , which delivers a total of 510 horsepower. Instead, the designer extraordinaire opted to update a the initial DB9 model (2005 through 2008), which delivered a total of 450 horsepower from the factory.

No changes were made under the hood, which is pretty typical for Kahn, but the designer opted to update the exterior and the interior look of the DB9. Kahn opted to paint the DB9 in the same paint used for the DBS Casino Royale: meteorite silver. Customers can opt for any possible color, for both the exterior and the interior.

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB9 Signature edition by Kahn Design.

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If you believed this week would pass by with no upgrades from Kahn Design, you were very mistaken. The British design firm just sent us the official details on its latest offering: a 2013 Range Rover 4.4 SDV8 Vogue Signature edition.

The model is painted in a very cool Avus Bianco Pearl White hue combined with the roof coated in a contrasting piano black, a lower boot lid spoiler, brake calipers finished in liquid gold, mirror caps in piano black and door accents in pearl grey.

For those customers interested, you will have the chance to admire all these cool Kahn cars at the Westchester Cup, on the Sunday the 28th of July or at the Land Rover Billing Fest, on the 26th, 27th and 28th of July, in Northampton.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Signature Edition by Kahn Design.

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Ford is currently preparing to unveil the new-generation Focus RS , but British tuner Kahn Design came up with a pretty cool tuning kit for the current model . The package is called Focus RS250 and, as usual, it’s all about updating the car’s exterior and interior look.

On the exterior, the tuner opted for a Diamond White couture paint contrasted by some satin black elements. For the interior, the tuner combined blue leather with gray Alcantara. While these are the standard colors offered by the tuner, it also announced customers can opt for any imaginable color for both the exterior and the interior.

Kahn Design left all the under-hood bits alone and for good reason. With a 2.5-liter engine that abuses concrete with 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, the Focus RS is plenty fast from the factory.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford Focus RS250 by Kahn Design.

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It looks like this week Kahn Design decided to take a break from all the Land Rover kits we are used to seeing from it and turned its attention on a German SUV: the Audi Q7 with a 3.0-liter diesel engine. As usual, all the tuner did was upgrade the exterior and the interior, but it was more than enough to completely update its overall look.

For the exterior, Kahn prepared an aerodynamic kit that helps optimize the SUV’s efficiency, and make it look significantly better. On the inside, Kahn focused on improving the car’s luxury level.

As expected, Kahn Design will offer its customers the possibility to opt for any imaginable color on both the exterior and the interior of the Q7, but we think the carbon black color that Kahn chose for the example vehicle fits it just fine.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi Q7 Quattro Wide Track by Kahn Design.

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Earlier this year, Kahn Design unveiled a very cool RS250 Evoque tuning kit painted in Fuji White . Now the tuner comes back to this package and offers a new unique color: Orkney Grey, combined of course with a new interior upgrade, as only the specialists at Kahn could do. If you are interested, you can also choose the RS250 in any imaginable color.

As usual, the tuner started by upgrading the exterior aesthetics of the Evoque by offering an aerodynamic package that includes new front and rear bumper covers. The car now sits on new 22-inch RS600 wheels in matte pearl grey - a perfect match with the car’s new exterior color.

Updates continue to the interior where Kahn offers up a stunning trim in Alcantara and Vesuvius Orange detail. Alcantara was used for the dashboard and the transmission tunnel and it was combined with the highest-quality leather and aluminum.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Evoque RS250 Orkney Grey by Kahn Design.

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Back in March, Kahn Design unveiled a cool Chelsea Wide Track tuning kit based on the Land Rover Defender . This week, the tuner has further expanded the kit with a few more options and come with the Chelsea Wide Track Fuji White/ Matt Pearl Grey.

The updates offered for the new package are similar to the ones offered in the previous version, but this time the SUV is painted in a nice combination of Fuji White and Matt Pearl Grey, while for the interior, the tuner opted to combine red leather with black quilted leather and grey Alcantara with silver stitching.

Along with this cool color combination, Kahn also offers up an aerodynamic exterior kit, a new set of wheels, privacy glass and lots of updates for the interior.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Defender Chelsea Wide Track Fuji White by Kahn Design.

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This is not Kahn Design’s first tuning kit for the Ferrari 458 Spider . The the first was unveiled back in 2012 and just like this latest one, it only includes exterior and interior upgrades.

The new package starts with a lowered suspension and features a new front section and rear styling details painted in black. The car sits on Monza forged alloy wheels finished in any desired color with black painted calipers peeking through the rims.

For the exterior, the tuner opted for a very nice Grigio Alloy paint and replaced the fabric roof with a new, folding hardtop. The roof folds in 14 seconds, and is 25 kg (55 pounds) lighter than the original top.

For the interior, the only update offered is the addition of a luxurious Nero trim. As usual, Kahn offers its clients the possibility to opt for any desired color, leather or any other imagined material.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.

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It looks like Kahn Design will make no exception from its general rule: with every new comes another new tuning kit.

Its latest project is based on the standard Range Rover and it is called Santoniri Black RS 600 Kahn Cosworth. If you were wondering what the "600" in the title stands for, we have to tell that this is one of the few times it doesn’t refer to its horsepower.

The kit is based on the LR-V8 Supercharged version for which the tuner is offering an ECU update plus an arrangement of alterations to the supercharger. The result is a power increase to a total of 545 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque (and this is what the RS600 stands for).

Alongside the engine upgrades, the tuner is also offering an aerodynamic kit that includes vented front and rear wheel arches, a lowered front spoiler, Satin Black bonnet and roof stripe, and an RS front grille with 3D mesh. The car will sit on 22-inch RS wheels.

The interior has also been updated with front and rear bespoke seats, floor mats, quilted center glove box, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, and tailgate center trim in a 3D Carbon finish.

Click past the jump to read more about the Range Rover Santoniri Black RS 600 Kahn Cosworth by Kahn Design.

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Back in 2011, British tuner Kahn Design was unveiling the first tuning kit based on the Porsche Panamera . Now, once Porsche has unveiled the second generation Panamera , the tuner decided to offer a new tuning kit for the first generation. Based on the V6 Diesel version, the new Supersport tuning kit is priced at £68,875 ($104,486 at the current exchange rates).

As usual, the tuner started the work with an exterior kit that includes vented front and rear wide wheel arches with integrated rear air dams and a lower boot wing inspired by the classic 911 turbo style tail. As standard feature the kit is offering LED day time running lights for front wheel arch vents and Kahn enamel tailgate logo. The model sits on new 22-inch RSR wheels combined with brake calipers finished in liquid gold and sports lowered suspension springs.

For the interior the package adds front and rear seats in quilted and perforated black leather with grey Alcantara inserts, Alcantara sport steering wheel, piano black interior trim and floor mats.

Click past the jump to read more about the Panamera Diesel


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