By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

CAR designer Afzal Kahn has made his motoring dream a reality by building his own super car worth £300,000

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Videographer /director: Kahn Design
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

Vengeance is kitted out with a 6.0 litre V-12 engine with an output of 510 horse power

The car dubbed Vengeance was inspired by his favourite Aston Martin models - and even Hannibal Lecter.

While the exterior was modelled on the Vanquish the internal components were taken from the DB9.

The design of the Vengeance was inspired by different Aston Martin models

Afzal said: “What you see here isn’t just an average car that 50 designers have worked on and engineered - this car is through and through my ultimate dream."

He added: “Since a very young age I’ve loved Aston Martins. There’s something very quintessentially British about the cars. My favourite out of all of them is the Aston Martin Vanquish.”

The front grill of the Vengeance was inspired by Hannibal Lecter

“As soon as I saw the car I realised that it was a masterpiece. After that cars, to me personally, have become tamed.”

His new one-of-a-kind super car is fitted with a 6.0 litre V-12 engine, the same engine as the DB9. The car can do 0-60 mph in just over four seconds and has an output of 510 horsepower.

Afzal came up with the idea of Vengeance in 2006

Afzal Khan specialises in designing and customising luxury and supercars. 

He is the founder of Bradford based Kahn Design which has showrooms in Leeds and Chelsea.

The customised super car can do 0-60 mph in just over four seconds

The Aston Martin-inspired car has been in the making since 2006 when Afzal first thought of the idea to build the car and it has recently been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

The British designer also took inspiration from some more unusual sources, including blockbuster The Silence of the Lambs.

The body of the Vengeance was inspired by the Aston Martin Vanquish

He said: “I took inspiration from the mask of Hannibal Lecter. The way the grill looks is like the mouth of Hannibal Lecter. The car has very animalistic looks to it, the vents, the haunches at the back, the grill at the front, the way it sits, the way it looks at you.

Production on the Vengeance was halted in 2007 after the financial crisis

“Can you imagine that in the mirror when it comes behind you?”

However, the process to build the car was not all smooth sailing as production hit a few bumps and was halted in 2007 due to the financial crisis.

The custom built super car was recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

He said: “Back in 2006 I decided I was going to make the car, I started doing the rounds looking for coach builders but in 2007 the world crashed and I packed the idea up.”

Vengeance creator Afzal Kahn hopes Vengeance will show the world Britain can design and build beautiful cars

But Afzal refused to give up on his dream car and eventually found a partner who helped him design and engineer Vengeance.

He now hopes the car’s unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show will show the best in British talent.

"Great Britain has to be recognised as the best designer and maker of cars,’ he added.

“I’m going to Geneva to show the rest of the world that not only can can make brilliant cars but we also have great designers - and Vengeance is going to tell that story.”