VIEW FROM THE PRESS: A Kahn Design Debuts on the Silver Screen
8th Jul 2014
Allow the U.S based journalist to explain why he believes the bespoke Kahn Jeep was made for the silver screen:
The new film, Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise may depict a dream-like looping reality, but there’s something special in the almost-simulated world that you can catch rolling down your street – and it’s from A Kahn Design.
The vehicle of choice for the new science-fiction film is a Kahn Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.8 Diesel – Chelsea Truck Company CJ300 LE that was built for the styling streets but has all the ruggedness and durability you’ll ever need to take things off road.
In the film, the Kahn Jeep Wrangler plays a very memorable role in which it crushes Cruise’s character, Major William Cage, in the street as he attempts to roll under the moving vehicle. When his character awakes and repeats the feat, he is able to overcome the obstacle without injury.
It’s not often that a company let alone an automaker has one of their vehicles play a role in a movie. That’s why this appearance by the A Kahn Design Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.8 Diesel – Chelsea Truck Company CJ300 LE is so special.
The Kahn Jeep has the modern and rugged look that fits in perfectly with the futuristic, military science fiction film. That comes from the classic military heritage that inspired the SUV’s design, with its Volcanic Satin paint, big Kahn wheels, cross-hair headlights, dark privacy glass, and four-slot Chelsea Truck Company front grille.
With the kind of custom-tailored vehicles that the team at A Kahn Design have been creating, this likely won’t be the last time they’ll play a role in a blockbuster film. But, it may be the only time that they get to run over an actor of Tom Cruise’s calibre. Next time you may even see it on the red carpet!
Ryan Konko is a senior motoring journalist at MotoringExposure.com