The Aston Martin DB9 Volante Will Live On Thanks To Kahn Design

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While we wait for the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Kahn Design will be revealing its DB9-based Vengeance Volante.

British company Kahn Design is perhaps best remembered for its modified Land Rovers, so we were pleasantly surprised to see the reveal of its Vengeance supercar coachbuilder project based on the discontinued Aston Martin DB9. This year, Kahn Design will reveal a new convertible variant at Geneva in the form of the imaginatively-named Vengeance Volante made in tribute to the DB9 Volante, shown here for the first time in a darkened teaser shot.

The Vengeance Volante takes its design cues from its menacing hardtop sibling, sharing the same round tail lights, flared arches and a menacing grille. Though it shares the same mechanical underpinnings as the DB9, Kahn designed the Vengeance as a homage to the more aggressive Aston Martins from the 1980s and 90s, with unique styling that's noticeably wider than the standard DB9. Company founder Afzal Kahn describes the Vengeance as his lifelong pursuit to create the car he has always wanted to drive, and each model takes around 200 hours to assemble. It's likely that the Vengeance Volante will share the same automatic gearbox and 510-hp 5.9-liter, naturally aspirated V12 as its hardtop counterpart.

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 said. "Following a detailed program 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." Aston Martin will also be revealing a new convertible model of its own at Geneva with the stunning Vanquish S Volante.

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