The Chelsea Truck Company has announced plans to manufacture a coach-built concept vehicle based on the Land Rover Defender 110.
Kahn Group C.E.O and Creative Director, Afzal Kahn and his team have combined traditional techniques and expert craftsmanship to create a modern icon, offering a striking and aggressive vehicle inspired by Kahn’s popular Chelsea Truck Company Defenders.
Entitled the Flying Huntsman 6X6 Civilian Carrier, our latest coach built vehicle is a supremely capable all-terrain vehicle with the looks to match.
Mr Kahn, who prides himself on the professional pseudonym ˜The Road is my Catwalk’, delivers this high-impact edition with such clout; it is safe to say that this (colour) game-changer would not look out of place with London, Chelsea or New York centric drivers, rock climbers and off-roaders at the helm, nor would it look weary in battle as troops speed into combat - feeling almost unstoppable with excellent ground clearance, grip levels and good axle articulation.
The 6X6 Civilian Carrier is around 880mm longer than a normal Defender and is adorned with a full range of mechanical and styling upgrades.
Beyond the added length and mechanical upgrades, the modern design language has been turned up a notch thanks to a new styling package that consists of a Volcanic Rock colour change, front wings with integrated vents and wide rear wings in light weight composite, X-Lander front grille and headlamp surrounds.
Full panoramic roofing that extends from the B pillars towards the rear, a replacement front bumper with LED headlights give the vehicle an aggressive look to match its stretched six-wheeled silhouette.
As part of the transformation, the team also added a third axle, creating a two front-wheel and four back-wheel configuration with 18\" Huntsman wheels coupled with Cooper LTZ 275/55/20 tyres, supplied by Cooper Tire, our official tyre partner.
Built to tame even the hardiest terrain, with a hi-lo ratio drive system and locking differentials, a rugged heavy duty chassis as well as an upgraded braking system, ensures the Flying Huntsman 6X6 Civilian Carrier is a prime example of mechanical and engineering excellence.
Dark tinted windows keep the cabin hidden, but step inside and you will find a distinctly un-Defender-like chrome steering wheel. Quilted headlining, sat-nav and a host of trim options complete the upgrades.
The factory seats have evolved and headed in a previously unimaginable direction. One will find a total of nine striking Kahn quilted seats - all of which exude innovative differentiation in the form of the finest style and comfort.
The seats adjust in a multitude of ways to make this vehicle the most comfortable place to be, different multi-density foams have been used to increase flexibility and boost comfort, ensuring the seats are perfectly tailored - taking the design to the next level.
Seats can extend forward for better thigh support; passengers can also push seats up for more ease, the possibilities for nine occupants are endless.
Afzal Kahn, chief executive of Kahn Design, expects the coach built vehicle to be snapped up quickly by discerning investors and collectors alike.
"We are a fully independent British car company and it is an exciting time. The Civilian Carrier is a stunning six-wheel drive car, ideal for big families who enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors," said Mr Kahn.
"With extensive safety features and plenty of clever technology to make driving effortless, the Civilian Carrier could be the best choice for carrying family, friends and their luggage.
"The Land Rover Defender is one of my top five favourite cars. There is something about it that makes you smile - it demands respect."
The Flying Huntsman 6X6 Civilian Carrier along with the Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk edition will be on display on stand 1141 at the 2018 Geneva Show, with Afzal Kahn on hand to speak with the assembled media.