The 2.2-litre Defender Double Cab Pickup 6x6
Land Rover Defender owners who find the vehicle just lacks that little bit of extra beast they're after need look no further than this six-wheeled monster.
A British firm has created the ultimate off-road vehicle capable of carrying five passengers and machinery by building a stretch version of the much-loved classic - and at £125,000 it's a third of the price of the Mercedes 6x6 it's taking the mantle off.
Dubbed the 'Flying Huntsman' by the team of engineers who created it, it was made in response to Jaguar Land Rover's decision to stop building the Defender this year - almost 70 years after the first model rolled off the production line.
Creators Kahn Design called the decision an 'absolute tragedy', so put a dramatic twist on the car by sticking the tail of a pickup version of the iconic off-roader onto the back of a top-of-the-range long wheelbase model.
The Defender Double Cab Pickup went on show at an exhibition in Peterborough earlier this month and more are planned in the near future.
The beast 6x6 is around 1.4 metres longer than a normal Defender and 15cm wider.
The 2.2-litre diesel six-speed manual will go on sale at around £125,000, but the makers are willing to put a 6.2-litre, 430bhp V8 engine into their unusual creation.
They hope to sell around 25 of the off-roaders each year and rival the £370,000 Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6.
Mercedes unveiled their monstrous new rugged off-roader with six wheels in 2013 - their first since a similar model was produced for the Nazis in 1930s Germany - but it ceased production in May.
Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6.
The limited edition model was based on the iconic G-Wagon and designed to have the off-road capabilities of a tank, accelerate like a hot hatch and provide the luxury feel of a limousine.
But Afzal Kahn, CEO of Kahn Design, is adamant his car can compete in the monster car market
He said: 'If the Germans can do it then why can't the British?
'We are a fully independent British car company and it is an exciting time. It is a full six-wheel drive car and will be ready in the next few weeks.
'The Land Rover Defender is one of my top five favourite cars. There is something about it that makes you smile - it demands respect.
'It is a shame that Land Rover is stopping production but there are plenty around for us to work on.
'These days it's not what you wear, it's what you drive.'