Full information on the new Kahn Cosworth won’t be released until later this week, but Ethnic Now has obtained this exclusive image. It shows Afzal Kahn shaking hands on ‘a done deal’ with Cosworth CEO Tim Routsis.
Work has been going on behind the scenes for some time on a Cosworth engineered tuning package for Project Kahn’s range of bespoke Range Rover Sports. But with the ink now dry on the contracts and the relationship due to be announced, the Bradford-based automotive company finds itself paired with one of the most respected names in the business and primed to hit the big time.
Owner and figurehead Afzal Kahn has carefully cultivated the brand which now has followers all over the world. The firm offers wheels and styling packages for a range of cars, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Mercedes and Rolls Royce – but the core of its business remains hot Range Rovers. They do everything from alloy wheels to bespoke bodystyling and interior refit packages.
Kahn Design hopes that forging a relationship with a respected engineering firm such as Cosworth will give the business added added credibility outside its existing customer base – not to mention providing a springboard for going head to head with the industry’s big hitters.
Afzal Kahn himself is unabashed in his ambition. He said: This is taking the luxury 4×4 market to the next stage. “The UK has been out of the limelight from the world’s motoring industry for too long, we are aiming to put it back on the map with this innovative new creation. Our select consumers will be delighted to own distinctively styled cars with Cosworth tuned engines, they will also enjoy a great deal of motor supremacy.”
“Kahn Cosworth 300 is just the beginning; I intend to put the British motor industry back on the map. Our entire ethos is all about British styling. The Kahn Cosworth Range Rover is just the beginning; I intend to put the British motor industry back on the map.”
Tim Routsis, CEO and Managing Director of the Cosworth Group, commented: “over the last three years the engine tuner market has become very important for Cosworth, we have successfully steered our products and services towards high end users. We are confident, that in partnership with Kahn Design, select consumers will be delighted to own distinctively styled cars with Cosworth tuned engines.”
A Kahn Design’s Commercial Director Adrian Taylor said: “Prominent personalities such as Jeremy Clarkson have in the past; lamented the lack of British tuning and design companies.
“However, A Kahn Design and Cosworth are two great British companies with precipitous tradition and history.
“With Cosworth on board as the power behind our tuning programmes; the launch of the Kahn Cosworth 300 in June 2008 will certainly make a big impact all around the world.
“No other country in the world has the History and Heritage such as Great Britain. We used to be the world leader in Industry and Manufacturing.
“People should embrace the fact that two fine British Companies have collaborated on such an exciting project.
“Great Britain had the honour of boasting the best designers and engineers in the world such as Sir Isaac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunell and Rolls Royce to name a few. Innovations like the Rolls Royce Merlin engine which flew the Spitfire into winning the Battle of Britain. Are we now accepting that this is only part of history?
“Have we as a Country given up creating new ideas and innovations?
“Afzal Kahn wants to fly the flag. We should support British companies such as Cosworth and Kahn and embrace new innovations such as the Cosworth put the UK automotive Industry back where it should be on top of the world.”
For further details visit: www.kahncosworth.com