Afzal Kahn insists the road is his catwalk and true to his mantra, the iconic British designer has combined what can only be described as the “the Champagne of fabrics”, the only textile in the world governed by its own *Act of Parliament – Harris Tweed, with a descendent of the all-terrain vehicle developed in 1947 on the 250-acre Anglesey farm of joint Rover MD, Maurice Wilks: the Land Rover Defender.
This is a fashion statement in every single sense of the word and the nearly-seventy-year-old original Defender, has been treated to a makeover under the guise of the Kahn Expedition Vehicles umbrella, and has been aptly titled the Defender Concept 17 Wide Body – Harris Tweed Prototype.
To match the feel of the underlying car, the Kahn Defender is adorned with a brand new utilitarian and aggressive looking wide track arch kit which consists of lightweight extended wide wing wheel arches with integrated vents, a stainless steel front grille with an embossed Kahn feature, vented headlight surrounds, clear front light lenses, LED B6 headlights, Kahn prototype wing blades, in addition to a Kahn prototype tailgate badge.
The compulsory branded rear wheel cover ensures the driving position is luxurious and remains more responsive in complicated conditions. Although it won’t ever change its spots, Afzal Kahn has ensured the Kahn Defender concept 17 wide body exudes a certain charm which remains in harmony with both fashion and all things automotive.
Hand woven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist, and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool, Harris Tweed is one of the most traditional and rustic of fabrics and the material of choice for the most discerning of clients.
The bespoke touch within the interior includes features such as a red Kahn rev counter, a red Kahn Churchill time clock, black piano wood centre dash surround, red seat belts, front and rear racing seats in black quilted nappa leather with Harris Tweed Inserts and silver contrast stitching, roof lining in grey alcantara with Harris Tweed inserts and red contrast stitching, sun visors in grey alcantara with Harris Tweed inserts, as well as red contrast stitching and door trims in black quilted nappa leather.
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