Geneva Motor Show: Kahn Design Vengeance image

The exotic roster of the ongoing Geneva Motor Show continues with the British tuning specialist Kahn Design which has taken the opportunity to present its own take on the soon to be obsolete Aston Martin DB9.

During the same Swiss show the United Kingdom automaker Aston Martin presented the successor of the DB9 in the form of the new and exquisite DB11 but that hasn’t stopped Kahn from delivering the “Vnegeance”. Their take is inspired by the Aston Martins of the 1980s and 1990s, but what really drew our attention on the show floor was the massive grille made from a single piece of alloy and finished in chrome. Kahn Design’s Vengeance is a true transformation of the Aston Martin DB9 as from the original model has been retained only the trunk, rear window and the cant rails – while all other body panels specifically tailored for the new moniker. We also loved the crowd-apart setting alloy wheels that have a multi-spoke design mimicking a roulette and finished in a two-tone hue. These lightweight wheels also have been clad in chunky 225 front and 335 rear tires to make the Vengeance appear even more menacing.

Kahn Design has done a pretty fine job but we feel they should have also dipped their toes in the powertrain department – or at least hire someone capable to do so – as the changes have only kept on a cosmetic level. And by the way, according to rumors the pricing stands at an absurd £360,000 (about $506,500 / €465,600) for each unit – just five of them will be made: two coupes and three Volante convertibles.