Kahn Vengeance
Kahn Vengeance

Kahn Vengeance

by A. Khan Design


The 2016 Geneva Motor Show was most notable for the unveiling of the all new Aston Martin DB11. But over in Hall 6, the Yorkshire based company, Kahn Design took the initiative to reveal their own specialist coachbuilt take on the DB9, the Kahn Vengence. Owner and founder Afzal Kahn has been inspired to create his own car for some time and the Vengence is the fabulous result. The styling has been influenced by the Aston Martin back catalogue with obvious cues taken from the Works Vantage Special Series, the V12 Vanquish and the DB7 Zagato. 

Kahn Vengeance

Mechanically, the Vengeance is based on the unmodified underpinnings of a 2016MY DB9 but the coachwork is totally new, designed to “evoke the silhouette of a sabre tooth on the prowl”. Almost all the panels are made in hammer formed aluminium, whereas the roof halo is finished in polished stainless steel and the bumpers and skirts are in a lightweight composite. Of special note is the polished grille made from a billet of aluminium. Unique 20-inch ‘roulette’ designed alloys feature at the front while even bigger 21-inch wheels are used at the rear; the rear LED lights follow a similar theme. 

The Vengeance is the work of a team of over 40 automotive experts in a Midlands based coachbuilder and every vehicle will be built on a brand new chassis supplied directly from Aston Martin. Built with the agreement of Aston Martin, prices for this extremely limited edition begin at £300,000 with an expected build run of just 5 cars.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Sculpted Front Bumper in Lightweight Composite
    • Vengeance Front Grille in Billet Aluminium
    • Sculpted Side Skirts in Lightweight Composite
    • Aerodynamic Carbon Lower Bumper Splitter
    • Hammer Formed Aluminium Front Wide Wings, Rear Wide Body, Doors, Bonnet, Roof and Side vent
    • Polished Stainless Steel Roof Halo
    • Sculpted Rear Bumper Diffuser in Visual Carbon
    • Stainless Steel Crosshair Exhaust Tailpipes
    • Polished Stainless Steel DLO Trim
    • Coupe Style Rear Quarter Light
    • LED Roulette Style Tail Light
  • Interior:
    • Premium Bridge of Weir Leather Throughout
    • Hand Made Fluted Seat Trim in Black
    • Centre Glove Box in Black Leather Instrument Binnacle in Black Leather
    • Transmission Tunnel in Black Leather
    • Door Tops in Black Leather
    • Door Card Inserts in Black Leather
    • Centre Console Fascia in Piano Black
    • Door Caps in Piano Black
    • Door Sill Plates – Black Leather with Stainless Steel VENGEANCE Branding
  • Engine:

    • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12 
    • Compression ratio 11.0:1
    • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
    • Max power: 517 PS (510 bhp) at 6,500 rpm
    • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm

  • Transmission:

    • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic ll’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
    • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
    • Final drive ratio 3.46:1

  • Steering:

    • Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach adjustment

  • Wheels and tyres:
    • Front: 9″ x 20″ Sixteen Spoke Wheels ‘Roulette design’, 225 tyres
    • Rear: 12″ x 21″ Eighteen Spoke Wheels ‘Roulette design’, 335 tyres
    • Wheel central section in body colour with the diamond cut outer section
  • Suspension:

    • Lightweight aluminium front subframe with hollow castings
    • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    • Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

  • Brakes:

    • Front: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
    • Rear: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction control (TC)

  • Price at launch:
    • 2016 – starting price believed to be in the region of £300,000