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Hot on the heels of its debut in Geneva a month ago, Kahn Design’s brooding WB12 Vengeance is now headed to the south of France for an appearance at the 2016 Top Marques Monaco.
There, the British coachbuilder and engineering outfit will unveil a second WB12 Vengeance sporting a new shade. Potential buyers will also be able to take one of the cars for a test drive on the streets of the principality.
The Vengeance is a coachbuilt car based on the brand new chassis of a donor Aston Martin DB9. The design was inspired by Aston Martin models of the past two decades, in particular the original Vanquish. Its designer, Kahn Design CEO and founder Afzal Kahn, says it’s the result of his lifelong pursuit to design the car he’s always wanted to drive.
The body is made almost entirely of aluminum and not a single panel is shared with the DB9. The car is much wider than a stock DB9, especially at the rear. This bias is reinforced by the staggered tire sizes, 225 at the front, increasing to an extreme 335 at the rear. These are wrapped around unique multi-spoke wheels.
No changes have been made to the mechanicals which means you’ll find a 5.9-liter V-12 under the hood delivering 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. For the transmission, buyers have the choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automated manual.
Kahn says the response to the vehicle since its Geneva debut has been extremely positive. It means the build run for the car, likely to be around 20 units, is unlikely to last long. The first customers should receive delivery of their Vengeance later this year.
“Everyone who’s seen the Vengeance so far has given us such good feedback,” Kahn said. “People are amazed by the quality of the handcrafted finish.”
This year’s Top Marques Monaco gets underway April 14. For more of our coverage, head to our dedicated hub.