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.
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Range Rover Santoniri Black RS 600 Kahn Cosworth by Kahn Design Up Close
All the updates made by Kahn Design improved both the look and high-speed stability. Up front, there is a lowered front lip spoiler that offers the SUV a meaner look and larger air intakes required to provide a better cooling to the more powerful engine.
The kit continues with larger, vented front and rear wheel arches required to house the new 22-inch wheels, but also to provide a better cooling for the braking system. For the rear, the tuner added a new pair of exhaust side vents that also provide better cooling for the vehicle.
The new-generation Land Rover Range Rover was unveiled at the end of 2012. When compared to the model it replaced, the new Range Rover is 771 pounds lighter and offers 118 mm (4.64 inches) more legroom.
The model is offered with a choice of two diesels and a supercharged V-8 engine. The diesel lineup includes a 258-horsepower, 3.0-liter TDV6 engine and a 4.4-liter SDV8 engine with 339 horsepower. Top-version Range Rover is powered by a LR-V8 Supercharged with 510 horsepower.
In the US market, the standard Range Rover will be priced at $82,650 and £71,295 in the UK
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Staying true to his philosophy of combining mechanical perfection and exterior beauty, Afzal Kahn’s formula of club-class quality and high-tech engineering places his latest project somewhere near the top of the premium SUV pile.
Featuring a seductive mix of santorini black metallic livery and an invigorating boost in power courtesy of Cosworth ensures a very rapid and individual 4x4 that can achieve an amazing 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds. No doubt this 5.0 supercharged HSE model offers drivers a great deal of motoring supremacy.
Edge-bound in bespoke composite, every detail of this car, harks back to the pioneering spirit of the British motoring industry.
On the outside, it looks immaculate with the Range Rover’s elongated silhouette immediately recognisable with an outstanding RS600 styling package consisting of RS vented front and rear wheel arches with integrated rear air dams (3 pieces), an extended front lower lip spoiler, Satin Black bonnet and roof stripe, RS front grille with 3D mesh, front wheel arch LED light strips, exterior Kahn enamel wing shields, Kahn enamel tailgate logo, Exhausts side vents (pair) and door handles in body colour.
It not only looks sharper, but is quicker too. Cosworth has been tinkering under the bonnet and the vehicle is certainly not short of power. The engine enhancements consist of an arrangement of alterations to the supercharger and ECU programming, and this ensures a boost in power from 500 to 545bhp. It’s the changes to the torque that have the greatest effect though, with the ‘600’ figure in the badge relating to the 600lb.ft of torque on offer.
And it is this enhancement of the torque that ensures a sportier and more intense driving experience – serving to coax greater performance from the car. And this gives noticeably more precise control of the wheels and the car as a whole. With improved interaction between the tyres and the intelligent all-wheel drive system, the RS600 Cosworth offers perfect handling.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, this particular vehicle comes with a Vesuvius Orange Rev Counter, Interior facia trim (8 pieces), front and rear bespoke seats, floor mats, quilted centre glove box, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, and rear tailgate centre trim in 3D Carbon finish.
The company philosophy is to always give the customer what they want, so Afzal Kahn could for example, design you a vehicle with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or indeed, ask for anything else.
Kahn wheels sit perfectly on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology, the 9 x 22 (front) 10 x 22 (rear) RS wheels fit all original centre caps.
With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, the RS600 wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.
A. Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.