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Kahn’s Flying Huntsman 6×6 truck is a Defender like you’ve never seen before

Known globally for its wild Land Rover-based creations, British tuner Kahn Design has introduced a six-wheeled version of the rugged Defender pickup truck.

Like the Flying Huntsman that was introduced in Geneva earlier this year, the truck is fitted with a full body kit that adds plastic cladding on the fenders and on the quarter panels, new lights on both ends and a redesigned grille that gives the 32-year-old Defender a much more menacing appearance. Black wheels with red inserts add a touch of color to the otherwise murdered-out look.

In an effort to mask the Defender’s purely utilitarian roots, Kahn has installed bucket seats for the front passengers, a new steering wheel with metal spokes, a diamond-quilted headliner and a full center console. Red leather upholstery and white contrast stitching on the seats as well as on the dashboard create an ambiance that’s worthy of a German luxury car.

In base form, the six-wheeled truck retains a bone stock Defender-sourced 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that makes 130 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The oil-burner is linked to a six-speed manual transmission, but buyers looking to go clutch-less can order an automatic gearbox at an extra cost.

130 hp isn’t a lot, especially when the weight added by the six-wheeled body is taken into account. To give the truck a little more oomph, Kahn can install a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine borrowed from the General Motors parts bin and tuned to make anywhere between 400 and 500 ponies. Performance figures have not been published yet.

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Kahn Design’s six-wheeled Land Rover Defender is billed as a concept, but it’s already scheduled to go on sale in England and in a host of other markets across Europe in the coming months. Pricing will kick off at roughly £99,875 (approximately $152,000) before taxes are factored in.