Kahn to branch out into own vehicle manufacturing

Published: 13 June 2014

Kahn, the Yorkshire-based tuner which caters for those with outré tastes, is poised to announce plans to manufacture its own sports cars.

CAR has learned that Kahn will in the next few weeks declare itself a manufacturer in its own right. To date, the Bradford-based company has specialised in tuning other vehicles.

But it’s now known to be developing its own coupes and convertibles, designed to challenge some of the sports car fraternity.

Why is Kahn moving into manufacturing?

The company has slowly been building a reputation for tuning and styling packages, and revenues have grown apace. Kahn now has an outlet in Chelsea and will soon open another dealership in Leeds.

It is about to go public on plans to acquire a stake in British low-volume manufacturers, giving it the ability to produce its own standalone cars for the first time.

Kahn has been in business for the best part of three decades and the expansion into manufacturing is seen as a way to guarantee its future.

Kahn: the outrageous side of motoring

Don’t expect Kahn to abandon its heartland, of tuning Porsches, Land Rovers and other premium marques, however.

The company is also preparing to announce its new Flying Huntsman – a heavily modified Land Rover Defender, turned into a mud-plugging rocket thanks to a 6.2-litre V8 and a elongated nose.

The mind boggles…

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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