Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress UK, Kahn Design | posted March 05, 2015 17:02
Future engine options include the Ford Coyote and XS V8 motors
The Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6 concept from Kahn Design recently made its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Set to challenge the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6, the Land Rover Defender-based behemoth features a redone exterior, a GM-derived LS powerplant and a heavy duty chassis.
From the outside, its hood has been extended by 400mm while the rear cabin gets a 1000mm increase. It is also wider by 150mm and the windscreen has a greater rake. It has a wide body kit that was fabricated from hammer forged aluminum panels along with a revised X-Lander front grill and bumper.
Under the hood, it is driven by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine that cranks out an estimated 436 PS and is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Other features fitted on the Flying Huntsman include: uprated brakes and suspension, a heavy duty chassis, a hi-lo ratio drive system with locking differentials and a quad crosshair exhaust system.
“With the Huntsman Concept I set out to create something fashionable, iconic and revolutionary which carries on the spirit of the Defender. These days it’s not what you wear, it’s what you drive. It’s a truly British icon in the same way the Wrangler is to the US, the G-Class to Germany or the Land Cruiser L70 to Japan. It’s instantly recognizable - if you saw one on the Moon, you’d know it was a Defender,” said Afzal Khan, CEO and Creative Director of the Kahn Group.
Further upgrades that can be done on the Flying Huntsman include multiple armored variants, a 4-wheeled version, a pickup model and even Ford Coyote V8 or XS engines.