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The A. Kahn Design Defender 2.2 TDCI SW 90 - Chelsea Wide Track

Steve Whitaker 21st March 2014
by Steve Whitaker

The A. Kahn Design Defender 2.2 TDCI SW 90 - Chelsea Wide Track is an automotive work of art.

Take the Kahn Defender out on the open road or for an off-road adventure, in the most treacherous of conditions, you’ll still be looking good.

Truth be told - Afzal Kahn has ensured the Kahn Defender exudes a certain charm which goes hand in hand with both fashion and all things automotive.

Driving this masterpiece is rather sublime, thanks to a very clever automatic gear box. From the driver’s seat you can’t help but love the gearbox. There’s no hunting by the engine, no needless gear changes and the whole package has a real OEM feel to it.

When most people are given the keys to such an exclusive vehicle, they reminisce about how much they were looking forward to seeing the looks on virtually everyone’s face when they got to see him or her behind the wheel. This, you can attribute to the fact that owning a Kahn vehicle is enough, it is a status symbol ensuring everyone around you knows ‘you have made it to the very top’.

Adorned with a brand new utilitarian and aggressive looking wide track arch kit which consists of lightweight extended wide wheel wings with integrated vents, stainless steel front grille with embossed Kahn feature, vented headlight surrounds, side vents with mesh, bonnet vents with mesh, clear rear light lenses and clear side repeaters.

The bespoke single spoke steering wheel is yet another special trinket. Your conventional wheels act as a barrier across most cockpits, effectively reducing space and movement. This single spoke steering wheel has resolved this dilemma thanks to a unique arrangement system, which allows fast action handgrip release.

Your confidence (and ego) seemingly grows when you have to slow down for minor irritations such as other traffic and… well, those drivers who eye up the 1948 Defender wheels which are finished in the colour of your choice and fit all original centre caps.

Is there a better Defender out there? This is the ultimate Defender in every sense of the word – from the Harris Tweed interior all the way to the exterior and sublime wheels. The question is how much would you pay for one?

An immense vehicle, the Kahn Defender brings out the steel-edged, fearless drive-anywhere person in you.

You cannot simply drive this Defender because that would be disrespectful. We are talking about an Interior with Harris Tweed fabric throughout. A plethora of improvements to the interior allow the driver to bask in the sheer opulence on offer: The generous interior, simply begs the beholder to take a step inside. Like all A. Kahn Design models, the Wide Track Defender is oriented in every respect to the needs and wishes of the driver.

The company philosophy is to always give the customer what they want, so Afzal Kahn could for example, design you a vehicle with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or indeed, ask for anything else.

If you drive a Ferrari you will be dealt harshly by the jealous amongst us and will probably have to endure a tirade of insults. However, once you get into a Defender all you get is people wanting to take a photo of the car and one of the things we crave the most: RESPECT!

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