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This is what Kahn's Aston DB9 rethink sounds like
The WB12 Vengeance is an Aston Martin DB9 on steroids. Here's our first glimpse of it in action
This, ladies and gents, is our first glimpse at the Kahn WB12 Vengeance in action.
If you need a reminder, the Vengeance is as forceful as it sounds. It’s a thorough reworking of the Aston Martin DB9 by Bradford-based Kahn, a company you likely affiliate with jumped-up, sometimes six-wheeled Land Rovers.
This time, though, it has tried something new, crafting its own supercar with a brand new DB9 as its core. Something Aston has been keen to assist with, Kahn tells us.
A 510bhp V12 continues service - some of its howl evident in the video above - as do Aston’s mechanicals. Stylistically, though, this is quite a rethink.
Over to boss Afzal Kahn: “Aston Martin has always been an inspiration, in particular the early Vanquish and the V600 Vantage wide bodies, and I’m grateful for their agreement, and for wishing us success on this project.
“The Vengeance pays homage to those classic designs while using modern engineering to create something unique and original which reflects my own style.”
Dubbed WB12 - wide body, 12 cylinders - there’s certainly a lot of Mk1 Vanquish in its wantonly muscular rear arches. Coolly subtle DB9 it is not. Reckon Kahn is onto a winner with the Vengeance?