6x6 De­fender in ‘Vol­canic Rock Satin’ to re­mem­ber the leg­end by

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — Wit­ness Wheels Re­porter.

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.

PHOTO: GIZ­MAG.COM

The Land Rover De­fender 6x6 is a trib­ute to the leg­end.

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