With popularity comes a certain level of expectation reserved only for those that have established a fan base all their own. British tuning firm, Project Kahn, has become one of the most popular aftermarket companies in the world with the man behind the outfit, Afzal Kahn, leading the way.
Fans of Project Kahn are a very discerning group so it’s not easy to just throw a package around and hope it goes over well with its fans. For a Project Kahn program, it has to be well thought out and extensively worked on. Sort of what the British tuning firm did with this Porsche Panamera. Now this is something fans of Project Kahn will love.
Just like most of their recent projects, the British tuning firm focused all their attention exclusively on giving the Panamera one of the best and stealthiest exterior and interior upgrades we’ve seen in the luxury Porsche sports car.
One thing Kahn and the boys do well is improve the design dynamics of the car without going a tad overboard with the improvements. Whereas other aftermarket companies prefer to follow the style of ’shock and awe’, Project Kahn is a lot more subdued than that, opting for knocking your socks off with classy improvements mixed with aggressive design touches.
Works for us.
Details on the Porsche Panamera RS600 after the jump.
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.
British tuning firm Project Kahn is no stranger to working up some awesome aerodynamic and performance upgrades for the Range Rover so it really didn’t come as a shock to us when the British tuning firm released yet another one of its programs for the British luxury SUV.
This time, Project Kahn is calling their new Range Rover program the ‘Diablo’, an SUV that touches on all of our hidden dark sides: cold, calculated, and ready to pounce at any given time.
Project Kahn made sure to give the Range Rover ‘dark’ and mysterious exterior upgrades, including carbon fiber bullet side vents that were given a red finish. The front lower lip was also given the same red carbon fiber treatment as were the rubber side steps, which were also dressed in red. Then there’s the set of 22” RS lightweight wheels with – you guessed it – red lining running the circumference of the wheels. All the red accents on the Range Rover perfectly compliment the gloss black finish, providing the perfect metaphorical two-tone color of the Diablo.
Inside, Project Kahn dressed up the Range Rover with more of its signature luxury digs, giving the cabin a “bespoke touch” with a leather trim that can be personalized according to the customer’s whims and tastes.
Project Kahn has always prided itself on the body kit programs they create for the Range Rover, and the Diablo is no different. These guys are as ‘against the grain’ as any tuning company we know, so we didn’t really expect anything less than unique and different, which the Range Rover Diablo is.
If you have a Land Rover or Range Rover and you’re in the market for a tuning company that offers some of the best body kits for these SUVs, you won’t find one that can do it better than Project Kahn. Known everywhere as a tuner that specializes on the British SUV brand, Project Kahn has continuously rolled out refreshed models of Land Rovers and Range Rovers for quite some time now. And the best part about it is that these guys aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
While there doesn’t appear to be any overwhelming differences from all their previous works, Project Kahn’s refreshed body kit for the Range Rover Vogue 4.4 Diesel RS450 does have its own set of aesthetic goodies. For starters, the exterior comes with a new front bumper that comes with “3D mesh inserts”, fog lamps, and LED lights. There’s also a fresh front grille, RS side skirts, a revised rear bumper with a diffuser, a modified stainless steel exhaust system with four exhaust tips, and a set of 22” Kahn RSX alloys round out the exterior package of the RS450.
Over at the interior, Project Kahn gave the dashboard 14 new trim pieces with an option of a piano black or steel finish with a clock fascia that’s also available in a variety of colors with Swarovski diamond inserts for a luxurious touch. On top of that, the interior also gets stainless steel sill plates, a red key insert with the company’s logo, and a leather key ring to complete the interior upgrades.
When it comes to body kits, Project Kahn isn’t the type to wow you with out of this world upgrades. Instead, they’ve established a reputation for being a tuning company that gives you tons of substance with sprinkles of style on the side. More often than not, that’s what makes them one of the best in the industry.
Project Kahn knows a thing or two about tuning up LandRover models, but what started off a major LandRover project has spread like wildfire to include makes such as Porsche, Mercedes, Bentley, and now Audi. This time, the British tuner turned their attention to the brand new 2011 Audi Q7. The model already received an impressive facelift from the factory, but the package offered by Afzal Kahn, emphasizes the already clean and beautiful look of the SUV.
While there were no modifications made to the engine, the widebody aerodynamic styling package includes modifications such as wide wheel arches, front wings with vents, front spats, rear bumper, exhaust trims, and a rear roof wing.
For the interior, the tuner is offering black perforated Nappa Leather on all seven seats with maranello red seat stripes, a white speedo and red rev counter, door entry sill plates, and machined aluminum foot pedals. And, in order to keep the rear passengers entertained, the tuner is also offering a complete Kahn branded entertainment package, which includes two headrest mounted 7" TFT screens, DVD player, wireless infrared headphones, and a remote control.
These days Bentley automobiles have become much more a part of mainstream society, losing a touch of the elegance and prestige that was always associated with the brand. However the design firm Project Kahn hopes to change this with their Pearl White Flying Spur. Aside from the quilted leather interior the most striking aspect of the vehicle are the 22 inch White Mist diamond cut alloys.
Because having one of 1600 Rolls-Royce cars (coupes, convertibles and sedans) produced per year is just not going to be exclusive enough, Project Kahn decided to offer a few extras of its own. When upgrading a luxury vehicle a great amount of attention must be paid to preserving the elegance that came from the factory. The ultimate goal is to make the modifications look as if they did indeed come from the factory. That is just what the English tuners at Project Kahn did with this pearl white Rolls Royce beauty.
An extreme amount of care was taken designing the 22 inch Kahn Silver Mist Rolls Royce wheel right down to the diamond polish treatment. Original equipment, OE, fit was critical for making the rims a picture perfect upgrade for the vehicle, including the use of the OE center caps.
Complimenting the rims on the exterior are clear side markers as well as trim pieces finished in piano black. The modifications work together to subtly enhance the overall appearance of the Rolls Royce Phantom without disturbing the original design.
Lotus Elise drivers are usually not worried about their image. These are people who care so much about the drive that they don’t mind having to use a few facial expressions that usually are reserved for orgasms when trying to squeeze into and out of the small sports car.
But for those few image-conscious owners who need to be different Project Kahn is offering a body kit for the Elise. The modifications include a front spoiler, new ventilated wings, side skirts and a new rear diffuser with integrated exhaust system. Also a new suspension system was installed for better stability at high speeds as well as a new set of alloy wheels. More importantly the only enemy to the Elise is weight, but these items should not add too much heft to the 2000 lbs weight.
It almost seems like the tuning world is saying that Maserati knows how to make a beautiful car body, but it lacks skills with the wheels. After seeing Hamann’s new wheels for the GranTurismo last week, now Project Kahn is having its turn with the Italian.
Project Kahn mounted 20-inch Kahn RS-V wheels to the GT. The company says serves a real purpose by improving stability at high speeds. That could also be attributed to the suspension upgrade that is needed to properly facilitate the new wheels. Just like the Hamann car, Kahn saw no need to add any modifications to the car body or the 405 hp V8.
Project Kahn decided the to leave the Audi R8’s engine alone in its latest customization. It seems the British folks decided that 414 hp, 4.2-liter V8 was already enough for the car.
What they decided was the German lacked style. The tuning house added a new set of 20-inch F1-X carbon-fiber rims as well as a new suspension kit. Also the British tuner can customize the interior in every way the customer may want; just like the Aston Martin Vanquish S.