What is it?
Range Rovers have long been fertile territory for tuning companies, and the latest is this, from Kahn Design: the Cosworth Sport RST 300.
Design specialist Kahn has developed a styling kit for the new range-topping Range Rover Sport HST that includes a carbonfibre bonnet, carbonfibre wheelarch extensions, all-new carbonfibre bumpers front and rear, and twin carbonfibre tail spoilers. It also includes lightweight forged 22in aluminium wheels that, Kahn claims, save 10kg of unsprung mass per corner.
What’s it like?
An acquired taste. Much of this car’s carbonfibre is woven into a distinctive check pattern and left lacquered but unpainted on its panels. The look is expensive and unusual. Like a footballer’s waistcoat, it certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, but for those who make up the customer base of cars like this, you can imagine that it could be very appealing indeed.
Inside this car Kahn reupholsters the seats, fits new kickplates, new dash materials and new instruments. It’s here that the firm’s affiliation with Northampton-based Cosworth Engineering also comes to the fore; there are Cosworth logos almost everywhere, even on the drilled aluminium pedals.