Kahn Design teases Vengeance Volante before official unveiling at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on February 8, 2017

When Kahn Design unveiled the Kahn Vengeance super coupe at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, it was nothing short of impressive, both in terms of looks and dynamics. The Kahn Vengeance coupe was essentially a derivative of the elegantly sporty Aston Martin DB9 coupe.

For this year’s version of the Geneva Motor Show, Kahn will be taking the veil off its own interpretation of the convertible version of the DB9, the Aston DB9 Volante. This interpretation is dubbed as the Kahn Vengeance Volante, and is essentially a droptop version of the Vengeance coupe. So far, Kahn Design has provided a single teaser image about the new Kahn Vengeance Volante – weeks before its official unveiling at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The teaser image shows the side profile of the Kahn Vengeance Volante. While the image was rather blacked out and displays only the silhouette Kahn Vengeance Volante, it surely tells a lot.

It seems that a good part of the Kahn Vengeance coupe still lives on the Volante version. We can even safely assume and say that the Kahn Vengeance Volante is just a chopped off variant of the coupe launched last year. In fact, basing from the teaser image, the Kahn Vengeance Volante still features the same old-school rounded taillights and the same roulette-style two-tone alloy wheels. Of course, there are quite a number of revisions made, aside from the removed hard-top roof. But overall, the image of the Vengeance Volante coupe didn’t entirely veer off from the Vengeance coupe. But it wasn’t really easy for Kahn Design to convert the Vengeance coupe into the Vengeance Volante.

Afzal Kahn, the company’s top honcho, remarked that they encountered some challenges in creating a convertible version of the Vengeance, no thanks to the unique coach built nature of the supercar. However, Kahn Design was able to overcome these challenges in “true British fashion.” According to Kahn, while the Vengeance Volante is underpinned by the chassis of the DB9, its design was really inspired by the original Vanquish and the Aston Martin of the 1980s and 1990s.

The mechanical specs of the Kahn Vengeance Volante remained the same as the Kahn Vengeance coupe (and of course the Aston Martin DB9), and the powerplant is also the same -- a 6.0-liter V12 engine that could deliver up to 510 hp of output and up to 620 Nm of torque.

Kahn is reported to be creating just three examples of the Vengeance Volante, with each example taking around 200 hours to coach-build. Kahn hasn’t revealed the price of the convertible version of the Vengeance, although the Vengeance coupe was available for around £300,000. This means that Kahn’s latest project is far from being a low-priced creation.

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