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.