The look of the coach-built Kahn Vengeance coupe has revealed by the company via a series of design sketches.
Based on the Aston Martin DB9, the Vengeance features a redesigned and wider body that’s still recognisable as an Aston-based vehicle.
The biggest change occurs at the rear where the car features much wider haunches, and a rounder and more scalloped tail that comes complete with afterburner-style lights.
There’s also considerably smaller rear quarter windows than the donor vehicle, and the roof and side windows are said to be framed with a ring of polished stainless steel.
The Vengeance rides on 16-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels with 225mm wide rubber at the front, and 18-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels allied to 335mm tyres at the rear. The design of the car’s alloys are said to be patterned on roulette wheels.
Kahn Design says that it will, some time in 2015, begin producing a limited number of Vengeance coupes at a site in the British Midlands, which it notes is the traditional home of car making in the country. No word yet from the company about pricing.
According to designer Afzal Khan: “Aston Martin has always been an inspiration, in particular the early Vanquish and the V600 Vantage wide bodies, and I’m grateful for their agreement, and for wishing us success on this project.”
This is in sharp contrast to the Thunderbolt project, which was penned by former Aston Martin design director Henrik Fisker. Although Fisker and his partners wanted to sell a version of its reskinned Vanquish coupe, their plans were scuppered by legal action from Aston Martin, from whom they hadn’t received official assent.