Kahn Flying Huntsman is a 550 Horsepower Land Rover Defender

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Renowned globally for its rugged capability and iconic design, the Land Rover Defender is about to kick the bucket due to its donkey old underpinnings late this year. Alas, the British manufacturer rolled out three special edition models, but Kahn Design has an even more enticing Defender for hardcore Landie fans.
Dubbed the Flying Huntsman and sold by The Chelsea Truck Company, a subsidiary of Afzal Kahn’s company, this four-wheel drive off-road utility vehicle is extremely different from the diesel-fed Defender 90, which costs £25,265 OTR. It’s hard to soften the blow, so here goes: the Flying Huntsman packs “an estimated” 550 horsepower under its bonnet.

Engineers swapped the oil burner for a 6.2 LS3 V8 from GM. The engine is mounted close to the bulkhead, driving a six-speed auto operated by push-button controls. With great power comes great responsibility, the reason why upgraded brakes and suspension complete the engineering overhaul.

B4 and B6 armoured variants will be offered, providing maximum security for the occupants

Moving on to structural mods, Kahn offered the Flying Huntsman with an extra 400 mm (15.75 inches) of bodywork inserted into the elongated nose, just ahead of the windscreen. The exterior styling follows cues inspired by military life, like the crosshair motif featured on the headlamps and exhausts.

Probably the ultimate LR Defender tuning job, the Kahn Flying Huntsman will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show this March and is “expected to be in the region of £150,000,”, a sticker which translates to $226,845 or €191,375 at current exchange rates, which is brand new Lamborghini Huracan money.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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