Kahn Laboratories
240 Canal Rd
Bradford BD1 4SX
Tel: 01274 749 999

Chelsea Boutique
Chelsea Truck Company
385 Kings Road
London SW10 0LR
Tel: 0207 751 4555

Kensington Boutique
Kahn Automobiles
377 Kensington High Street
London W14 8Q
Tel: 0203 740 6005

Cosmetic couture
2nd May 2013

Alloy wheels are standard on many vehicles. Not only are they the passion of the car enthusiast, they offer both cosmetic and performance advantages.

Giving vehicles a more individual look, and offering owners the chance to customise their cherished vehicles, Kahn wheels have been at the forefront of automotive design since 1996.

Launching the completely new and innovative RS-R and the RS-S alloy wheels, it wasn’t long before Kahn’s Design’s began to cause a stir in the international automotive industry.

Afzal Kahn was the first manufacturer to design a wheel with a spoke that ran to the very edge of the rim something that has now become one of the most replicated in the world.”

From the UK to the Middle East, from Russia to America and from the road to the cinema screen, chances are that if you’ve spotted a beautiful, high – flying alloy wheel design, it will have stemmed from Kahn’s Design.

Kahn wheels are now standard on most cars because they offer both cosmetic and performance advantages, giving cars a much more individual look, and offering owners the chance to personalise their very own vehicle.

The business’s roots date back more than 20 years with Kahn owning his own alloy wheel business selling fashionable aftermarket wheels. His design breakthrough came with the wheel named RS-R in 1996 – now perceived to be a design classic.

“I was 17 years old and had a successful business selling other people’s alloy wheels,’ he told Car Dealer Magazine in a recent interview. “I became good at what I did and I knew what design of alloy wheels would work. I went back to basics and designed a very simple five- spoke alloy wheel and soft-lined it. At that time there was no such thing as soft-lining, so I created one and designed it in a way that made it look bigger than it actually is.

“I saved up and bought the tooling in a factory in Italy and had them make 1,000 wheels.

“I took out two small adverts in Auto Trader and Top Car and had the wheels sold before I even landed back in the UK.”

Since then, Kahn has developed a famous range of alloy wheels that can adorn a Rolls-Royce or a Porsche. Nowadays, however, Kahn wheels are also available to buy on Ebay of all places!

A. Kahn Design is without a doubt a successful British business headed up by an inspirational innovator who has no plans to scale back. And that’s something that can only be applauded.

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