Chelsea Truck Company Homage II Unveiled
5th Mar 2019
Set to take pride of place on the Chelsea Truck Company and Cooper Tyre stand at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show is our incarnation of the iconic Land Rover Defender series 2 model.
A superlative expression of the Land Rover Defender - tougher and more recognisable than any of its contemporaries, the Homage II edition is a retro classic model, based on the Series 2 Defender.
As opposed to opting for an ultra-modern construction, principal British Designer, Afzal Kahn, inspired by recreating the series 2 Defender, has decided to add an old-school feel to this special vehicle.
Re-worked and adorned with numerous aesthetic, mechanical and engineering upgrades, the redesigned silhouette, coupled with Kahn Design’s usual exceptional standards of craftsmanship, and renowned styling, we are talking about a one of a kind model, which makes a definite and lasting statement.
Named the Homage II edition, this vehicle conveys excellence, with over 8 inches added to the standard 90-inch wheelbase along with an extra 200mm of bodywork, just ahead of the windscreen, giving the vehicle a unique look.
The vehicle also features a new front grille which sits proudly at the front of the vehicle, along with a re-designed lighting set up which consists of indicators, headlights and driving light which have been aligned strategically to ensure the front end of the vehicle resembles the iconic series 2 Defender.
The interior is clad in leather from the seats to the roof headlining, custom centre console, dashboard, grab handles, door panels, instrument binnacle, headliner, and sun visors.
“The Defender is probably the most iconic and well-loved British vehicles in existence,” commented Afzal Kahn, CEO and creative director of the Kahn Group.
“With the series Homage II edition, I set out to create something fashionable, iconic and revolutionary which carries on the spirit of the Defender.
“Everything on this car, from the mechanical and engineering upgrades to the custom stitched leather, has been created at our state-of-the-art laboratory.”
“These days it’s not what you wear, it’s what you drive, and I believe discerning fans and clients will instantly recognise this vehicle as a real tribute to the legend that is the Defender II model.”