Project Kahn’s team led by British designer Afzal Kahn is working on a package for the Land Rover Defender that will be launched through the Kahn expedition vehicles brand in 2012. It’s expected to receive the type of treatment that has made Project Kahn’s bespoke vehicles very popular among discriminating customers.
Cosworth worked on the Defender’s 2.4 litre diesel engine, pushing it to exceed the current 122hp/90kW and 360Nm of torque with 90% of peak power on tap from less than 2,200rpm to more than 4,350rpm.
Afzal Kahn didn’t design the Kahn Defender to be an excellent people carrier. Instead, it has become a quicker and more extreme off-roader that is claimed to be unstoppable even when faced with thick mud trains, uneven riverbeds or very steep inclines. It has also been fitted with 22-inch RS wheels that epitomize A. Kahn Design’s elegance and skilled artistic innovation.
In addition, the RS wheels can fit all original Land Rover centre caps. The company, which is committed to creating luxury bespoke vehicles, claims that Project Kahn vehicles are for those who don’t settle for anything less than perfection. P.S. Also check the Land Rover DC100 Concept!
Two new Land Rover SUVs were launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011. The Land Rover DC100 and Sport concepts have always been different from the Land Rover Series 1 established in 1948. These two vehicles are the new breeds of 4x4 SUV that have captured the relentless and carefree spirit of the classic Land Rover.
Land Rover has earned its reputation as the first civilian 4x4 vehicle ever produced during its time. British engineering has come a long way since then as Land Rover once again welcomes the new era with not one, but two brand-new 4x4 SUV concepts.
There’s a long road ahead for Land Rover with its new DC100 and Sport edition. The design elements show the brand’s heritage while also moving forward to the future with new technology. The key design elements are Desirability, Durability, Sustainability and Functionality.
A Land Rover vehicle must exceed the owner’s expectations and that is why the concept of the design is really important. At the same time, it has to be tough using carefully chosen materials with strong attention to detail. In spite of these, the use of lightweight and recycled materials is also necessary for the product to last. Lastly, the smart features, capability and modularity of the design provide overall functionality.
The new Land Rover offers large ground clearance and a four-square position with short rear and front overhangs for excellent driving position. The well-defined outline of the corners and extensive shoulders convey strength and simplicity on the outside.
For the interiors, Land Rover developed a spacious environment with an A-pillar structure that provides swift access to the instrument panel and also to the centre console. The instrument panel is also flexible enough with some parts that one can practically take out. (i.e. navigation system with built-in camera).
The Land Rover DC100 Sport and DC100 model come with all these amazing features. The DC100 is an example of superior strength while the other one explores an exciting new territory. Whichever is preferred, each SUV concept can adapt anywhere, as there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.
Nevertheless, the two new concepts are made to explore Land Rover’s upcoming design language. It simply opens the door to a new era while keeping the true characteristics of the Land Rover we have always loved and cherished all these years.