AS each week closes out, Mo and the folks at KAhn design roll out another fine example of the designer’s customization skills. This time, Kahn based its upgrade on the Land Rover Defender , and Kahn describes it as "a unique interpretation of an iconic vehicle." We couldn’t agree more.
As per usual with Kahn, the new Chelsea Wide Track package includes only exterior and interior updates, and the Defender is a good canvas for this, since it has never been about speed or power. Kahn took to task updating the look of the rugged Defender , and to enhancing its notorious off-road capabilities.
For this, Kahn added in a new aerodynamic kit with new front and rear wings, hood and side vents with mesh stainless steel, stainless-steel mesh for the front grilles,military-style headlights, and Kahn badges on the wing and tailgate.IT’s subtle, but it manages to give the rugged defender a refined look; kind of like putting an unshaven Clint Eastwood in a Armani suit.
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Land Rover Defender Chelsea Wide Track by Kahn Design in Detail
The package also adds a new set of 8-by-16-inch, 1948 Defend wheels painted in satin black and wrapped in 235/85R16 tires. To help add to its off-road presence, Kahn also equipped it with a spare wheel cover, exhaust shields and mud flaps.
The last element of the exterior kit is a Kahn stainless-steel, quad-crosshair exhaust system that further improve the sound of the engine.
For the interior Kahn added sports GTB seats in quilted and perforated leather up front, a single spoke steering wheel and a red Churchill time clock facia insert. Adding a little ruggedness to the interior, Kahn wrapped the dashboard, instrument binnacle, rear door panel and handle in Harris Tweed. Rounding it all out are machined-aluminum, vented pedals.
Paying homage to the Defender owners and enthusiasts amongst us, the Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCI 90 Hard Top – Chelsea Wide Track is a unique interpretation of an iconic vehicle.
Out in the wilderness, or in the City, the Kahn Chelsea Wide-Track Defender boasts an honest, minimalist approach to its design augmented by the means of responsible design coupled with exceptional strength.
Raising the bar, yet staying true to A. Kahn Design’s celebrated philosophy of combining mechanical perfection and exterior beauty, fundamentals bearing diametrically opposing functions will appeal to customers far and wide.
A modus operandi of club-class quality and high-tech engineering ensures every external modification serves to coax greater performance from the car.
Bearing the DNA so typical of a thoroughbred Defender, the tasteful intensity of this volcanic rock satin beauty will leave a distinctive impression. Front and rear wide wings with integrated vents & bolt apertures, bonnet vents with mesh stainless steel, fog lamps, headlamp grilles with mesh – stainless steel, crosshair military headlights, side vents with mesh stainless steel, front grille with mesh – stainless steel, Kahn prototype wing badges, Kahn oval tailgate badge, 8x16 1948 Defend wheels in satin black, fitted with 235x85x16” tyres, the customary Chelsea Truck Company spare wheel cover, exhaust shields and mud flaps will leave a distinctive impression.
Centered round a radical design and interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression, the Kahn stainless steel quad crosshair exhaust system is a first cousin only to silence and manners.
The generous interior, simply begs the beholder to take a step inside. Like all A. Kahn Design models, the Wide Track Defender is oriented in every respect to the needs and wishes of the driver. But now, the car’s occupants will have the benefit of supreme ergonomic comfort by the means of front sports GTB seats in quilted & perforated leather, single spoke steering wheel, Churchill time clock facia insert in red, dashboard, instrument binnacle, rear door panel and handle in Harris Tweed, and vented foot pedals in machined aluminium.
As expected, the Kahn Wide Track Defender can be ordered in every imaginable colour. If you, for example, desire a car with a full colour change (of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room, we will be more than happy to oblige.
Furthermore, one of many cherished number plates that sit proudly alongside 1 80, 4 HRH and the prestigious F1 number plate are available to go alongside the vehicle.