British tuning company Kahn Design has teased its next model, a drop-top version of its Flying Huntsman 6x6.

Set to be the third variant of the Flying Huntsman family, the 6x6 Soft Top is - like its siblings - based on the Land Rover Defender.

The new model looks to be a competitor for Mercedes-Maybach's G650 Landaulet, which also fuses retro-off-roader styling with a soft-top rear roof, along with a plush interior.

Despite its Land Rover origins, Kahn has swapped out the base car's 90kW/360Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel for a GM-sourced 6.2-litre 'LS3' V8 with a far more substantial 320kW. Power is sent to all six wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Going by the teaser images released this week, the convertible roof should be of the electric folding variety. Then again, that's probably to be expected of a vehicle priced in excess of £275,000 ($490,000).

Further details about the Flying Huntsman 6x6 Soft Top will be released "in the coming weeks and months", but don't expect to see many of these UK-produced off-roaders patrolling your local Woolies anytime soon.