Kahn Vengeance Volante DB9 based supercar revealed at Geneva

Convertible version of Kahn's take on Aston's iconic grand tourer breaks cover at Geneva Motor Show with old-school touches

British design house Khan is back at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017 with another Aston Martin DB9 based supercar – a convertible version of the WB12 Vengeance coupe revealed at the show last year. 

Best supercars on sale 2017

It recieves few design alterations – lack of fixed roof aside – compared to last year’s coupe. The same ‘roulette’ style alloy wheels are fitted, alongside the old-school rounded taillights. A revised front grille with a wider, more agressive front apron gives the Vengeance a distinctive face compared to its DB9 donor car, while there's a new rear apron at the back too. 

Inside, the seats have been upholstered in fluted black leather, while the door tops and centre armrest also get the fluting treatment.

According to Kahn boss Afzal Kahn, “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.”

Kahn says that despite the Vengeance Volante’s DB9 underpinnings, the car takes design inspiration from the original Aston Martin Vanquish as well as Astons of the 1980’s and 1990s. There's certainly a hint of DB7 Zagato in the car's rear, with its two circular taillights.

Though the car’s mechanicals – including its 510bhp 6.0-litre V12 - remain unchanged, it’ll take a claimed 200 hours to coachbuild each example. 

Next generation Aston Martin Vanquish to go turbo in 2018

Kahn says it'll be produced in very limited numbers. No prices have been revealed, but with Coupe versions of the WB12 Vengeance reportedly changing hands for around £300,000, it certainly won’t come cheap. 

What do you think of Kahn's take on the DB9 Volante? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

Recommended

Best British modern classic cars 2022
Best British modern classics - header image
Modern classics

Best British modern classic cars 2022

Britain has its fair share of automotive icons, with many now finding themselves at a tempting price
24 May 2022
“Aston Martin desperately needs a clear direction for its future”
Opinion - Aston Martin
Aston Martin

“Aston Martin desperately needs a clear direction for its future”

After Tobias Moers’ departure as CEO, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Aston Martin now needs some stability
11 May 2022
Aston Martin replaces Tobias Moers with former Ferrari boss
Tobias Moers
Aston Martin

Aston Martin replaces Tobias Moers with former Ferrari boss

Amedeo Felisa takes over from Tobias Moers as Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll rings the changes.
4 May 2022
The 10 BIG questions for the 2022 Formula One season answered
Two Formula 1 cars on track
Formula One

The 10 BIG questions for the 2022 Formula One season answered

Totally reinvented cars, new-generation drivers on the up and a resumption of the intense Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry – F1 in 2022 promises to be a cr…
16 Mar 2022

Most Popular

EU demands speed limiters on all new cars from next week: know the rules and how they work
speed limiters
News

EU demands speed limiters on all new cars from next week: know the rules and how they work

Car industry body calls for UK government to adopt the new measures, but we’ll probably get them anyway…
29 Jun 2022
New MG 4 electric hatch arrives with 280 miles of range
New MG 4 2023
News

New MG 4 electric hatch arrives with 280 miles of range

The all-electric MG 4 hatchback rivals the Volkswagen ID.3 and introduces MG’s new MSP electric platform
28 Jun 2022
New 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 enters as sleek all-electric saloon
Hyundai Ioniq 6 - front
News

New 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 6 enters as sleek all-electric saloon

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the follow-up to the game-changing Ioniq 5 and packages the same EV technology into a streamlined shape
28 Jun 2022