Not content with making custom vehicles for use in Hollywood blockbusters, automotive fashion designer Afzal Kahn has now teamed up with Evanta founder Ant Anstead to launch a new car manufacturing and coachbuilding marque.
Somewhat unsurprisingly called Ant-Kahn, the British start-up wants to lead a homegrown revival in specialist vehicle manufacture, a drive underpinned by UK-based design and production centres.
These sites will use modern prototyping and manufacturing technology to develop original and coach-built models that the brand hopes will offer both luxury and quality.
The first Ant-Kahn project is due in the coming months. Dubbed the Flying Huntsman, it’s a new take on the classic Land Rover Defender.
An entirely original, albeit retro-styled barchetta will follow hot on the heels of this launch (pictured), and is currently scheduled to debut at the 2014 Goodwood Revival motor show over the weekend of 12-14 September.
Capping a busy end to this year will be a “completely restyled” Aston Martin WB12, and co-founder Afzal Kahn also confirmed future plans will extend “to series manufacture of motor vehicles”.