Kahn Design’s New Custom Jeep Is Unexpectedly Sane, And We Like It

Built in collaboration with the Chelsea Truck Company, the new Kahn-customised Wrangler is far from crazy, and it’s all the better for it
Kahn Design’s New Custom Jeep Is Unexpectedly Sane, And We Like It

Kahn Design’s newest Jeep Wrangler design crept into our inboxes a few days ago, but we’ll own up to not seeing it right away. Let’s be honest, it’s quite a departure from the days when anything with a Kahn badge was… challenging.

Showing much the same new degree of restraint as the company did with its run-out special edition London Taxi, the new 4x4 is all the better for it. You’ll need to take a deep breath before saying the name, though; the Jeep Wrangler Chelsea Truck Company Night Eagle Black Hawk Edition is quite the mouthful.

Kahn Design’s New Custom Jeep Is Unexpectedly Sane, And We Like It

It combines a beefed-up exterior with a luxurious leather-clad interior. On the outside there’s an Iron Man vented bonnet with matching wider wings, a new bumper and a four-slot grille backed with ‘industrial’ mesh.

New details span the likes of four ‘cross-hair’ exhausts measuring 100mm across, a Chelsea Truck Co. spare wheel cover, Tron ring lighting and LED headlights at the front, and bright new LED daytime running lights.

Kahn Design’s New Custom Jeep Is Unexpectedly Sane, And We Like It

It rides, predictably, on new wheels. They are satin black 7.5x17-inch Jeep ‘1941’ style items wearing 285/70 R17 Cooper Discoverer all-terrain tyres for maximum traction on that gravelly, muddy incline up to the Waitrose car park.

Inside things are less reserved. Black leather seats feature a dozen or more trim inserts, with contrasting stitching everywhere for a pretty busy look. Some of the trim inserts have been pressed into a honeycomb pattern that is echoed on the centre armrest and roof frame.

Kahn Design’s New Custom Jeep Is Unexpectedly Sane, And We Like It

Naturally this Wrangler has removable roof panels for sunny days. It’s painted in a Volcanic Bronze satin finish that won’t like getting scratched, but it will look mega under direct sun.

Under the bonnet is a 2.8-litre diesel engine, left in its standard 187bhp guise. It’ll grumble its way to 62mph in 9.7 seconds and max out at 99mph, but, in a Wrangler, that really is fast enough. Fuel economy is claimed at the 35mpg mark but we suspect any buyers of the Kahn-modified Night Eagle Black Edition will care more about the way it looks than how often they visit the pumps.



Kahn Design must have calmed down after all those crazy designs from before.

10/15/2018 - 10:38 |
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RustX7 2.0

D u a l e x i t e x h a u s t

10/15/2018 - 12:11 |
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Rise Comics

looks like a generic brand Jeep

10/15/2018 - 12:21 |
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That paint is gorgeous

10/15/2018 - 13:34 |
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That is beautiful

10/15/2018 - 13:43 |
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Leather… so much leather 🤤

10/15/2018 - 13:50 |
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Jeremiah Tichy

285s on a 7.5” wide wheel? That’s asking for trouble. Biiiiiig trouble.

10/15/2018 - 14:37 |
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for off-road vehicle, that setup is ok.
But I highly doubt this thing will ever see anything beyond tarmac and garage drive way.

10/15/2018 - 18:14 |
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Looks like a g wagon to me

10/15/2018 - 14:56 |
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but it is B R O W N

10/15/2018 - 15:43 |
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(Ya Boy) Ethan Clark (Corvette Enthusiast) (Maxima Squad) (H

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Whats wrong with brown? Nothing wrong with it and on this Jeep it looks monsterous

10/15/2018 - 16:55 |
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The car isn’t built in Collaboration with CTC per say. Kahn owns Kahn Design and CTC. CTC has been building modded wranglers for years.

10/15/2018 - 17:53 |
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