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There’s a convertible Kahn supercar coming

Fans of Aston Martins designed in Bradford, rejoice: there’s a drop-top Kahn Vengance

If you’re a follower of modified supercars, you will know the Kahn Vengance. It’s an Aston Martin DB9-based coupe with many wild styling elements, lots of them seemingly inspired by Aston’s back catalogue.

Well Kahn has been at it again, and next month’s Geneva motor show will see it pull some covers from a Vengance Volante. A cabriolet version, if you’re not well up on your Aston lingo.

Not strictly a new car, Kahn told TG last year that the Vengance’s five-car production run would be split between three hard- and two soft-tops. This will be our first glimpse of the latter.

So the DB9’s 510bhp V12 still sits beneath that bulging front bonnet, powering the rear wheels, which are of a new, rather large design with minimal sidewall. The ride may be a little firm.

“Creating a convertible version of the Vengeance posed some challenges, given the unique coach built nature of the vehicle, but we’ve overcome them in true British fashion,” says Afzal Kahn. Given the Vengance coupe plonks a new roof atop the DB9’s existing roof, we do wonder what’s gone on here.

“Following a detailed programme of testing, I’m delighted to be able to unveil the Vengeance Volante at this year’s show, and I’m confident it will receive the same enthusiastic reception as the original model did in 2016.”

TG will take a closer look at the car at Geneva, and find out the design challenges Kahn and Co have faced. For now, though: excited by its existence? Or would you rather hang on for Aston’s own, more sophisticated DB11 Volante?

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