Kahn Automobiles is paying homage to the Land Rover Defender in the only way it knows, by creating a stealthy interpretation you can buy.
The Kahn Automobiles 2.2 TDCI XS 90 The End Edition, to quote its punchy full name, uses the Land Rover Defender as a basis, but there’s been a lot of modification to make it even more badass.
For starters, it has been given new front and rear wings with integrated vents and exposed bolt apertures, a new front bumper with integrated lighting, X-Lander front grille and mesh hoods and a sump guard.
Then there are 20-inch Mondial wheels in Volcanic Black with 275/55/20 tyres, painted brake calipers, twin cross-hair exhaust system, painted brake calipers, hard-wearing mud flaps and a suspension lift to improve its off-roading ability.
The engine bay features the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel as the standard Defender but it has been supplemented by the addition of a Kahn Power Upgrade Kit unit that plugs directly into the engine’s connection.
Power output, power delivery and fuel economy are said to be improved, but Kahn neglects to say by how much and its own website states the same 122bhp output.
A touch of interior re-jigging has taken place, too, in the form of a Churchill time clock, Kahn billet and leather steering wheel, vented machined aluminium foot pedals and GTB quilted and perforated leather seats in the front and rear.
Production of the mighty Land Rover Defender ended in February 2016, much to the sadness of petrolheads around the world.
The cost of owning a tribute to the Defender? £49,999. Just 25 will be built by The Chelsea Truck Company ─ in left or right-hand drive ─ so you better strike quickly. Head this way if you want one. Or get this six-wheeler monster instead…