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Kahn Design's Speed 7 will be made to race back in time

Kahn Design's Speed 7 will be ...
The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
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The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
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The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs
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The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs
The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
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The Speed 7 is inspired by 1930s Grand Prix race cars
The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs
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The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs
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UK-based Kahn Design is best-known for its striking alterations to existing vehicles, which have resulted in creations such as the Land Rover Defender 6x6, the Aston Martin Vengeance and the 105 Defender Pick Up. The company's latest project, however, is being designed and built from the scratch – it's a retro-inspired racer, code-named the Speed 7.

Kahn Design states that the new car "takes inspiration from the Grand Prix racers of the 1930s, with a focus on recreating the original experience of this era of motoring, using modern materials to deliver fantastic handling and performance."

It will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs. There's currently no word on what will power the Speed 7, however.

The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs
The Speed 7 will likely feature a hand-built body made from either aluminum or carbon composite, with interior fixtures and fittings based on contemporary automotive and aircraft designs

Each automobile will feature an attached plaque listing the names of everyone who took part in building the car, and will also come with a book detailing each stage of the design and building process. Kahn Design is additionally planning to offer a line of period-style clothing and accessories, so that drivers will feel more at home when taking part in vintage race days at the local track.

The company is currently seeking inquiries from British firms that are interested in partnering on the project.

Source: Kahn Design

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3 comments
Martin Hone
Love the look, but is it going to be street legal ? Unlikely, in which case as a track only vehicle, it will be a bit of an orphan. Not a lot of info here, and no technology or innovation.
bergamot69
I don't see why this car shouldn't be street legal, assuming of course that it is fitted with mudguards and lights- which in the age of LED lighting technology could actually be pretty discreet.
Certainly vastly more tasteful than Kahn's recent abominations...
byrneheart
Yes, the bespoke exclusivity will be attractive to those who can afford it. Yet modern techniques and technologies should be removing rather than enhancing the ability of such works of beauty to become part of the everyday. Certainly the form if not the performance should be cheaply reproducible. Enough that the aesthetic standard here might inform the everyday rather than only the garages of the elite.