2015 Ant-Kahn Flying Huntsman

This partnership between Azfal Kahn and Ant Anstead just might be on to something. The collaboration between these two industry savants has paved the way for the creation of two new models, one of which is the Ant-Kahn Flying Huntsman. Unlike the Evanta Barchetta , the Flying Huntsman is based on an actual vehicle that Kahn Design knows a great deal about: the Land Rover Defender . But this isn’t just a simple tuning project for the Defender. The Flying Huntsman is being prepared as a completely new model that will have a more aesthetically pleasing identity than the utilitarian looks of the Defender.

The Flying Huntsman will carry a "long-nose" front section, which essentially means that it’s going to be a little longer than the standard Defender, thanks to the extra 400 mm (15.7 inches) of bodywork attached into the nose. That makes the Flying Huntsman look more sophisticated and dare I say, more aesthetically balanced than anything we’ve seen from the Defender.

Under its hood, the Flying Huntsman is powered by a GM -sourced, 6.2-liter, V-8, LS3 engine that produces 550 horsepower — far and away more powerful than anything a standard Defender was capable of.

The Ant-Kahn Flying Huntsman is still in its development stages so there should be more details about this vehicle once the first prototype is completed. The early information, though, has been pretty impressive.

Updated 8/27/2014: Ant-Kahn has released another image of the upcoming Flying Huntsman, this time wearing a more traditional paint job. Check it out above.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ant-Kahn Flying Huntsman.

Competitors

Mercedes G63 AMG

Mercedes G63 AMG

The Mercedes G63 AMG shouldn’t be confused with winning a ’Best-Looking SUV’ award anytime soon. Not that it matters because this powerful workhorse is perfectly happy being lauded for its incredible performance capabilities instead of looks.

It's going to take a lot of meat and power to topple a vehicle like the Mercedes G63 AMG.

That’s exactly what the G63 AMG is: powerful in all the right spots, thanks to a 5.5-liter, V-8, biturbo engine that produces 544 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers are right around what the Flying Huntsman is supposedly capable of belching out on its own, which should make for an interesting comparison once Ant-Kahn finishes the development of its new creation.

It’s going to take a lot of meat and power to topple a vehicle like the Mercedes G63 AMG. The Flying Huntsman looks more than capable of doing that, even though it’s throwing down with one of the industry’s finest utilitarian rides in the G63 AMG.

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender

Press Release

In the coming months, Ant-Kahn intends to release the ‘Flying Huntsman’, a new take on the classic Land Rover Defender.

Ant-Kahn Flying Huntsman

This will be be a ‘long-nose’ Land Rover Defender powered by a V8 engine driving a six-speed automatic gearbox. Dubbed the ‘Flying Huntsman’, the Defender has an extra 400mm of bodywork inserted into the nose, just ahead of the windscreen. Under its bonnet is a 550bhp 6.2-litre General Motors LS3 V8.

This engine, which is mounted close to the Defender’s bulkhead, drives a six-speed auto operated by push-button controls. The first prototype is currently being completed at the company’s Bradford HQ.


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