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This is the Kahn Vengeance Volante
Geneva debut for 510bhp, modified Aston Martin DB9. Only two will ever exist
Remember when we said that Kahn was building its own version of the DB9 Volante?
Well, this is the result – the Kahn Vengeance Volante. As with the Vengeance Coupe that came before it, the Volante is based on Aston’s bonded aluminium and composite VH platform (used in everything from Vantage to Vanquish).
You’ll spot that the widened C-pillars and wings of the hardtop Vengeance are still there, but the interesting double-bubble roof arrangement has been scrapped (obviously) for the Aston’s fabric, foldaway job. And like the hardtop Vengeance, there are shades of several Aston icons in there – the Zagato-bodied models, for instance, and the original Vanquish to name but two.
You’ll also spot the ‘crosshair’ exhaust and rear lighting setup, and sculpted lightweight wheels (also a nod to Aston’s heritage). Inside, there’s handcrafted black leather aplenty, with door tops and inserts featuring a flute design.
Power and drivetrains remain the same as the DB9 Volante – so that’s a 5.9-litre V12 with 510bhp, channeled to the rear axle, a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of around 180mph. In a convertible you don’t need much more than that.
“Creating a convertible version of the Vengeance posed some challenges given the unique coach built nature of the vehicle,” explains Afzal Kahn, “but we’ve overcome them in true British fashion.”
Kahn will build just five Vengeance models in total - three Coupes and two Volantes. So in terms of exclusivity, it’s quite rare. The cost? Price on application. So, y’know, if you want one, make an application…