I’ll never tire of writing about the legendary Land Rover Defender; especially the tuned Defenders, because in stock form these vehicles are pretty utilitarian. That’s not the case with the A. Kahn Design Defender 2.2 TDCI SW 90 – Chelsea Wide Track… yes, that’s a long ass name!
Kahn Design did show a wide body Defender last year (see it here), and this new one is pretty much the same vehicle with a different front grill. The Defender SW 90 comes with a volcanic black satin paint job and features wide fenders with extended wheel arches, vents on the fenders and hood, and Khan 20” Mondail wheels finished in volcanic black with diamond cut finish.
The front grill, called the “X-Lander” grill, is painted in a light bronze-ish color and so is the roof. The grill (and I’m assuming the roof) can be custom painted at customers’ request; the grill does make the Defender look like an older model Ford Bronco.
The interior features typical Kahn Design luxurious surfaces, which consist of leather and Harris Tweed inserts. The stock seats have been upgraded with bucket seats and the vehicle now benefits from modern gauges. The engine has been left stock, which is a turbocharged 2.2 liter diesel engine that produces 120 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque; the transmission, however, has been upgraded to a 6-speed automatic.
I think the Kahn Design Defender SW 90 Chelsea Wide Track looks pretty good. I really like the wide fenders and of course the luxurious interior is always a welcome sight. I am a big fan of these vehicles, so as long as the tuners don’t f**k it up too badly, I’ll probably like it and bring pictures and a short write up for you guys. Via: Kahn Design