Geneva debut for 430bhp 6x6 variant of Kahn's Flying Huntsman, which is based on the Land Rover Defender

Kahn design has revealed a 6x6 version of its Project Flying Huntsman at the Geneva motor show.

Based on the Land Rover Defender 110, Kahn says the prototype vehicle - codenamed ‘Mission 1’ - is powered by a 6.3-litre GM LS3 V8 engine producing around 430bhp. Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. 

Those specs place the Flying Huntsman into direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 which gets 536bhp from its 5.5-litre V8 engine, as well as 560lb ft.

These first show pictures, which come via Pistonheads, show the car has rugged styling, while still keeping many of the Land Rover Defender's styling cues.

The Huntsman 6x6 features locking differentials and a rugged chassis, as well as upgraded suspension and braking systems. Lengthened by a total of 1200mm, and widened by 150mm compared with the standard Flying Huntsman, Kahn says the 6x6 would be “comfortable outrunning any road-going SUV.”

Kahn says that other modifications, including converting the 6x6 into an armoured vehicle, have also been proposed, and the firm is currently mapping out a production schedule for both the four and six-wheel versions of the Flying Huntsman.

The interior hasn't been seen yet but Kahn says a full-length panoramic sunroof features as part of the cabin. 

Although pricing has yet to be revealed, it’s likely the 6x6 will command a significant premium over the four-wheel Flying Huntsman, which will cost around £150,000.

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27 February 2015
I sort of like the G63 6x6. I can't say the same for this, the longer bonnet looks particularly odd from the side view.

27 February 2015
the proportions on that are so ridiculous it looks like an early April fool

epic fail

27 February 2015
This is taking customisation literally a bit too far. While the Mercedes G6x6 may not be the best looking out here, there is still something special about it. This however is looking rather amateurish, and plain daft! But there are many Arabs out there to satisfy the need to build such monstrosity......

27 February 2015
I guess there's a customer for these vehicles,i think Mercedes 6x6 was better resolved than this effort.

Peter Cavellini.

27 February 2015
The car designers/software developpers of the Grand Theft Auto series of games are branching out, with this version being availble outside of the wonderful virtual world the construct. I really hope the side glass breaks easily and take 5 seconds to hot wire for the full effect.

27 February 2015
kAHN wrote:

6x6 would be “comfortable outrunning any road-going SUV.”

So, this large heavy 430 bhp 6 wheeler will comfortably outrun a 500bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S or the even more powerful AMG ML63? Hmmm...

 

TBC

28 February 2015
....possibly referring to it's off-road performance.........

2 March 2015
Leslie Brook wrote:
kAHN wrote:

6x6 would be “comfortable outrunning any road-going SUV.”

So, this large heavy 430 bhp 6 wheeler will comfortably outrun a 500bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S or the even more powerful AMG ML63? Hmmm...

I was going to have a go at you, Leslie, for taking up precious space with your new pic on the one page of comments we can all see. But now we can see the other pages again (at last!) I'll instead say "nice pic!". I still miss John Shuttleworth, though....

27 February 2015
All that space and luxury (!?) and everyone would have to queue up to get in...

27 February 2015
What's with the ridiculously long bonnet? The Rover 3.5 litre V8 fitted under the bonnet of the standard Defender, so it's hard to understand why this stretch was necessary. Perhaps it's designed to address a certain male anxiety...

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