Following the first teaser image, Kahn Design has now revealed the first official design sketches of their new coach-built model, the Kahn Vengeance WB12. The luxury coupe is a re-styled Aston Martin DB9 featuring the same exact powetrain.
To be honest we were expecting something a bit more, well, substantial from something called Kahn Vengeance. But turns out it is just a mildly face-lifted DB9. Based on what we can see in the sketches, the WB12 gets all-new bumpers and front grille, modified bonnet and wings, new taillights, and massively flared fenders, hence the name WB12 (Wide Body with a V12 engine).
The large wheel arches house an unusual wheel setup with 16 inch rims up front and 18 inch out back. Kahn is seeing no reason to fiddle with the DB9 engine which means those rear tires have to deal with only 510 horsepower. One would imagine that with all the extra bits fitted to the body, the Vengeance is probably heavier than the standard DB9 and therefore a tad slower.
Commenting on Kahn Vengeance, company founder Afzal Kahn said: “Launching the Vengeance is the realisation of a dream I’ve had since childhood, to design and produce my own car. I’ve worked in the industry my whole career, and I want to leave a legacy which I can be proud of. The design has gone through several iterations over the years and I’ve taken my time in selecting the right partners to prototype and manufacture the car, ensuring it represents the pinnacle of quality and perfection.”