A. Kahn Delivers a Duo of Land Rover Defenders
The Land Rover Defender is arguably the UK’s more durable off-roader, and it has been on the market for over 30 years. But what happens when everyone’s favorite 4x4 gets the A. Kahn Design treatment? Two gorgeously tuned off-roaders, that's what. First, we’re met with the Chelsea Wide Track. It’s a diesel-powered, no-nonsense Defender, given a luxurious treatment. With 20” Mondial wheels in piano black, and a new wide(r) bodykit, the Land Rover comes with a meaner stance. It's topped off with new custom inserts and a meaner front end. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 A. Kahn Design Land Rover Defender Chelsea Wide Track
Inside, the Rover is fitted with GTB seats, covered in a supple leather, with machined aluminum pedals are at the driver’s feet. It makes for one subtly gorgeous 4x4.
But what if you fancy something a bit more powerful — say, a Land Rover that very well may be the fastest in the world. A. Kahn has got you covered.
The Chelsea Longnose (pictured below) is similar to the Chelsea Wide Track in overall appearance, but the Longnose comes with a longer hood line (thus the name), and a 495 horsepower V8. Which A. Kahn says, “probably makes it the fastest Land Rover on the planet.”
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This monstrous V8 sends power to all four wheels via a 6-speed electronic gearbox and updated differentials. Interior upgrades also include similar leather racing seats found in the Wide Track, satellite navigation (optional), and tweed trim detailing.
Only 49 Defender Longnose examples will ever be built, each at a cost of £89,950 ($148,000). Price and details for the Chelsea Wide Track have yet to be given.
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