6x6 Defender in ‘Volcanic Rock Satin’ to remember the legend by
BRITISH tuning shop Kahn Design has shown their “Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6”.
Competing with the Mercedes G-Wagen 6x6, the Flying Huntsnam is another mad set of axles designed for the deep sand and wallets of Arab oil sheiks. Kahn Design added 1,2 metres to the Defender’s length, gave it a third driven axle in the middle and bolted on six 20-inch Cooper LTZ 275/55 tyres.
All the axles have low ratio drive and locking differentials to ensure this 6x6 Defender can put down the power from a GM LS3 V8 up front, using a six-speed automatic to do so.
“The Defender is probably the most iconic and well-loved British vehicle in existence — I believe even more so than the Mini,” says Afzal Kahn, CEO and creative director of the Kahn Group, in a statement. “The fact that Land Rover are retiring it is an absolute tragedy — it’s one of my top three all time favourite vehicles. With the Huntsman Concept, I set out to create something fashionable, iconic and revolutionary which carries on the spirit of the Defender.”
Khan dubbed the paint colour “Volcanic Rock Satin”, which scheme continues inside with a red leather and tweed theme, all well-lit by a panoramic roof over each of the two back rows. Brushed aluminium adds subtle contrasting to all the russet manliness.
The Land Rover Defender 6x6 is a tribute to the legend.