Automotive fans will be most familiar with the name Kahn from the company’s offerings in the field of customised sports cars and high-end 4x4s such as Land Rovers, Range Rovers and Jeeps. However, Afzal Kahn has now announced his intention to quite literally break the mould of his usual work and enter the world of coachbuilding, with their first model ‘Vengeance’ due to begin production later this year. It will be hand built by a small team of craftsmen in the Midlands, with just a limited production run.
Vengeance is described by the company as a ‘coach built two door retro classic coupe’, in a move reminiscent of the early days of motoring when craftsmen would be commissioned to create a custom vehicle body upon a pre-manufactured chassis. In the case of Vengeance, it will be built on a new chassis of an Aston Martin DB9, with the original underlying structure of the car remaining unaltered.
Quite simply, Afzal Kahn has aimed to fulfil his lifelong pursuit of creating the car he has always wanted to drive. He tells us that “launching the Vengeance is the realisation of a dream I’ve had since childhood, to design and produce my own car. I’ve worked in the industry my whole career, and I want to leave a legacy which I can be proud of. The design has gone through several iterations over the years and I’ve taken my time in selecting the right partners to prototype and manufacture the car, ensuring it represents the pinnacle of quality and perfection.”
Pricing is still to be confirmed but is likely to appeal to collectors and investors alike due to the hand built nature and limited production run. We understand Vengeance owners will be given exclusive previews and invitations to advance purchase future projects, meaning this is likely to be just the start of a series of jaw droppers to emerge from Kahn’s coachbuilding workshops in future. We look forward to experiencing it in the flesh…