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Afzal Kahn’s latest project is this new mini-sport utility vehicle: the smallest ever Range Rover. We all know it’s called an Evoque, but allow A. Kahn Design to put into words just why this vehicle, complete with the enthralling Kahn Evoque kit sets the benchmark.
With over 90 percent of buyers set to be ‘newcomers’ to the product, and younger, more urban and a great deal more female than traditional customers – Afzal Kahn’s dalliance with the Evoque offers a whole new breadth of excitement, no doubt they’ll be reveling in ‘RS250’ shades of Vesuvius Copper!
And let Afzal Kahn be very clear: “This is how it should be done. I sat on the fence and waited until most of styling kits for the Evoque’s had been released,” said the principal British designer.
“It was a very complicated car to work but we worked within the factory style lines and I put my heart and soul into this. We spent thousands of hours working on this car because I wanted to ensure it isn’t seen as a conventional car but as something more serious for the road and I am quietly confident that our customers will enjoy a great deal of motoring supremacy with this outstanding vehicle.”
The A. Kahn Design Evoque is wholly unmistakable, with every external modification serving to coax greater performance from the car.
The Afzal Kahn touch includes a front and rear bumper boot spoiler that blends impeccably with the original design, central exhaust, fog lamps, LED running lights in front bumper, new front grille, Kahn lowering module, privacy glass, brake calipers finished in Vesuvius copper, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, heated seats, floor mats, aluminum machined foot pedals and Kahn branding.
Centered around a radical design and interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression, the Kahn cross hair exhausts in stainless steel reflect an attraction to a pluto-matic lifestyle: a first cousin only to silence, and manners.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, this particular vehicle comes with front and rear seats in black quilted and perforated leather with Alcantara inserts and Vesuvius copper detailing, rev counter and speedo in red, centre glove box (diamond quilted), door entry sill plates in stainless steel, door panel tops in quilted and perforated leather, piano black carbon trim and Vesuvius sports steering wheel with copper stitching.
However, we always provide our customers with what they want. And Afzal Kahn could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior the colour of your jeans and an interior with seats akin to the shade of, let’s say, a grey t-shirt. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or ask for anything else, the world is their oyster, so to speak.
Kahn wheels sit perfectly on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology, the 9 x 22” (right offset) RS600 wheels in matt grey and fit all original centre caps. With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, the RS600 wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.
A. Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.
Kahn Design received much acclaim for fashioning his first Range Rover Evoque in December 2011, a matt grey take of the model which has already been duly replicated.
A red Evoque was released thereafter and now it is time to show off the latest creation from A. Kahn Design.
Full of style and charisma, the Vesuvius Evoque by A. Kahn Design lets you know visually that this is not your average Range Rover Evoque.
The whole car is colour coded, interior and exterior, in Vesuvius orange to give that striking appearance that screams for attention. The conversion is carried out with extreme attention to detail the whole vehicle erupts with elegance…a true style icon.
Front Bumper Section in Matt Pearl Grey
Front Bumper Section in Matt Pearl Grey
Rear Diffuser in Matt Pearl Grey
Side Vents in Matt Pearl Grey
Vented Foot Pedals in Machined Aluminum
Brake Calipers Finished in Vesuvius Orange
Carbon Tailgate Trim
Diamond Gear Selector
Door Entry Sill Plates in Stainless Steel
Lowered Sports Suspension
Interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression – an additional twin Crosshair Exhaust System in Stainless Steel has been centered around a radical design – reflecting an attraction to a Pluto-matic lifestyle. And complete with the cross hair feature – it is a first cousin only to silence, and manners.
Another unique feature of this model is the amazing interior which has been upgraded to a magnificent level with a blend of:
Door panel tops in quilted and perforated leather with orange stitching interior
Floor mats – black charcoal finish
Piano black trim to gear surround
Piano black trim to gear surround
Red rev counter
Black quilted and perforated leather with alcantara inserts and Vesuvius orange leather detailing
However, we provide our customers with the opportunity to express one’s individuality. And they can have whatever they want. We could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior matching your shoes and an interior the same shade of your living room, the choice is yours.
Evolved through artistic innovation and state-of-the art manufacturing and materials technology: our unique RSXF wheels, (available in 9×21 additional wheels are also available), exemplify what A. Kahn Design is all about: creating something that is unique but refined enough to both complement and enhance each and every vehicle.
Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations
This particular vehicle is available for £ £48,875.00.
German company Hamann, better known for his work with BMW, presented his latest project for Range Rover III. The aerodynamic kit includes a new front bumper with a lot of vents on the radiators and integrated LED daytime running lights, razduvki for wings, side skirts, new rear bumper and roof spoiler.
Under the hood for both 5-liter V8 supercharged engine from Hamann reprogrammed electronic control. So the standard 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque is increased to 530 hp and 660 Nm.
Germans offer a new sports exhaust system of stainless steel in two versions. The first has two double pipes with diameter 90 mm, and the second by 120 mm. From Hamann have prepared and monstrous wheels with 23 in. size, wrapped in 315/25-23 tires.
With the new Range Rover Evoque the tradition-rich British company opens up a market niche for SUVs with a distinctly modern design. At the 2011 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW the STARTECH REFINEMENT program celebrates its world debut. STARTECH (Am Vorthbach 50, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 555, fax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 544, internet www.startech.de), a BRABUS Group company, refines the new model with a sporty-elegant design program. The product lineup includes custom-tailored 21-inch forged wheels, a ride-height lowering by 35 millimeters (1.4 in.), a sport exhaust system and high-class interior options. Additional innovative products such as for example engine tuning are currently under development.
For the three-door and five-door Evoque the STARTECH designers have developed a styling program designed predominantly for on-road operation. It lends the newcomer even more carlike character. All body components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade Pur-R-Rim plastics.
For this purpose new fasciae were shaped for the front and rear that replace the production bumpers in their entirety. The nose of the crossover receives a more dynamic profile with the striking air inlets and the front spoiler that seems to “float” in the STARTECH fascia. The shape was fine-tuned in the wind tunnel to further reduce lift on the front axle, which benefits directional stability at high speeds.
The new STARTECH rear fascia impresses with more than just an integrated diffuser: the new rear fascia also features distinctive STARTECH tailpipes that can be combined with the production exhaust or with the STARTECH stainless-steel rear muffler.
In addition to its visual qualities the STARTECH exhaust system also lends the various engine variants a sportier exhaust note.
The STARTECH rear wing rounds out the markedly sporty appearance of the refined Range Rover Evoque and furthermore minimizes lift on the rear axle at high speed.
Since the STARTECH REFINEMENT design program for the new small Range Rover is intended predominantly for on-road use, the STARTECH suspension engineers have developed three-piece wheels with a diameter of 21 inches. The Monostar R wheels in size 9Jx21 are especially light and yet extremely tough thanks to the use of high-tech forging technology in their production. The five-spoke design also sets itself apart with its unusual black-painted wheel spider with polished contours. These exclusive wheels are mounted with high-performance street tires in size 265/40 R 21.
Alternatively STARTECH will in future equip the Evoque with one-piece, cast Monostar R wheels in sizes 9Jx20 or 9Jx22.
The STARTECH sport springs are specifically calibrated for use with sporty low-profile tires and the production shocks. They are available for all Evoque models with front-wheel or all-wheel drive and lower the SUV by some 35 millimeters (1.4 in.). The lowered center of gravity gives the vehicle even safer and more dynamic handling.
The STARTECH performance kit for the 2.0-liter SI4 gasoline engine that normally produces 240 hp (237 bhp) / 176.6 kW is already in the final stages of development. Further tuning kits will follow.
Another focus of the STARTECH REFINEMENT program for this and other models is on the interior. The program comprises attractive accessories such as an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel and aluminum pedals, foot rest and shifter.
STARTECH also fulfills any special request for custom interiors in its upholstery shop. The finest leather and Alcantara can be transformed into a tasteful cockpit in any desired color and with any upholstery design. The resulting overall ambiance is either extremely luxurious or markedly sporty depending on customer preference. The perfect complements are wood or carbon-fiber trim sets in any desired color and with a wide variety of surface finishes.
The STARTECH show car for the 2011 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW sports an all-leather interior, every last inch of it finished to perfection. The combination of especially soft and breathable black and white leather sets itself further apart with diamond-shaped precision topstitching.
The headliner and the A-, B- and C-pillars of the five-door car are trimmed with Alcantara in the same colors. Green contrasting dual ornamental seams add meticulously crafted highlights. Carbon-fiber elements whose material structure can be explored by the occupants’ fingertips also represent an extraordinary addition. The inlays on the dashboard of the show car are black; the ones in the center console come with a silver finish.