Those who want something more special than a regular Land Rover Defender should know that an aftermarket specialist from UK that goes by the name of Kahn Design has heavily modified the legendary off-roader by adding a third axle, so now the model employs a 6x6 layout. This particular car is actually the first one ever converted and was exhibited back in March at the Geneva Motor Show.
It’s billed as the “Prototype Mission 1” and has been driven for only 402 km so it’s safe to say this is a virtually brand new car in a great condition both inside and out. It no longer has the standard engine as this was removed to make room for a massive 6.2-liter LS3 V8 from General Motors and further tuned to deliver around 500 bhp.
As you would expect, it doesn’t come cheap as Kahn Design is asking £199,875 (20.2 million INR) and in return they are offering a heavily customized Land Rover Defender with an extended hood, panoramic sunroof, revised front and rear bumpers along with side exhaust vents. It’s known as the “Flying Huntsman” and can also be visually distinguished by its bespoke sill plates, stainless steel dual exhaust with crosshair end pipes while the body has received a rugged Volcanic Rock Satin paint.
Stepping inside the cabin, the six-wheeled Defender gets a rather flashy red leather upholstery, a quilted leather headliner and tailor-made sill plates. Other goodies worth mentioning include a heated windscreen, heated front seats, rear window wiper, remote central locking and sliding lateral windows while locking wheel nuts and air conditioning are also part of the package.
Built earlier this year, Kahn Design’s Flying Huntsman can be a worthy alternative to the bonkers Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 which went out of production recently so you can’t buy one anymore and it should be mentioned it was also significantly more expensive than this.