This & # 39; last edition & # 39; TX4 London taxi is the Rolls-Royce of black cabs

The ultimate taxi: Kahn Design and the London Taxi Company work together for a limited series of Last of Line Edition & # 39; TX4-taxi's to mark the end of the production of the vehicle

The iconic TX4 London taxi will quickly become a thing of the past on our roads with the arrival of the new electrically powered TX5, which will serve as the ideal vehicle for cabbies everywhere.

But it will not go out without a bang.

That's because Bradford-based car-leasing company Kahn Design has taken the modest London taxi and turned it into one of the most luxurious vehicles on the road today as part of a limited series of final edition models.

Only five are made – each cost about £ 150,000 based on the customer's order – and come with Rolls-Royce two-tone paint, a luxurious interior and stars that glisten in the roof skies.

The ultimate taxi: Kahn Design and the London Taxi Company work together for a limited series of Last of Line Edition & # 39; TX4-taxi's to mark the end of the production of the vehicle

The ultimate taxi: Kahn Design and the London Taxi Company work together for a limited series of Last of Line Edition & # 39; TX4-taxi's to mark the end of the production of the vehicle

The & # 39; Last of Line Edition & # 39; was made by autodesigner Afzal Kahn and commissioned by The London Taxi Company (LTC), with the last five copies coming from the Coventry production line last year.

But these swan song engines are not rudimentary hacks in the city center that have been painted in black.

Instead, the iconic silhouette is coated in a choice of five Rolls Royce colors, with the option of a split paint design with a contrasting body and roof.

Each model also receives tinted privacy glass, color-coded wheels and a VIP LED roof & # 39; – a sky with starlights that shine above the passenger.

The seats and interior panels are also upholstered in the finest quilted and perforated leather, while the instrument surrounds and the dashboard has a piano black finish.

Passengers in the back also get chilled cup holders, on the outside matching seat belts and the ability to adjust almost every panel of the car with their own touches.

And the changes are not only cosmetic.

Inside, the vehicle is fully upholstered in quilted and perforated nappa leather and the rear console even has chilled cup holders.

Inside, the vehicle is fully upholstered in quilted and perforated nappa leather and the rear console even has chilled cup holders.

Inside, the vehicle is fully upholstered in quilted and perforated nappa leather and the rear console even has chilled cup holders.

There is a choice of five different paint colors from Rolls-Royce and buyers can choose a two-tone design with contrasting body and roof surfaces.

There is a choice of five different paint colors from Rolls-Royce and buyers can choose a two-tone design with contrasting body and roof surfaces.

There is a choice of five different paint colors from Rolls-Royce and buyers can choose a two-tone design with contrasting body and roof surfaces.

Inside, the celing has a starlight design that consists of hundreds of LED lamps that can change color with the press of a button

Inside, the celing has a starlight design that consists of hundreds of LED lamps that can change color with the press of a button

Inside, the celing has a starlight design that consists of hundreds of LED lamps that can change color with the press of a button

The VW Motori 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is also treated to a power upgrade.

That does not mean that it has changed the TX4 into a supercab of species: the performances will still be pedestrians, given a not-so-sprightly 101bhp output.

Mr. Kahn said that the TX4 Last Of Line edition is the ideal last whore for a vehicle that has transported millions over the years and is made using traditional techniques, British materials and expert craftsmanship.

The limited number of vehicles comes last from the Coventry production line after the production of the TX4 has stopped

The limited number of vehicles comes last from the Coventry production line after the production of the TX4 has stopped

The limited number of vehicles comes last from the Coventry production line after the production of the TX4 has stopped

The TX4 has now been replaced - the zero-emission TX5 electric taxi

The TX4 has now been replaced - the zero-emission TX5 electric taxi

The TX4 has now been replaced – the zero-emission TX5 electric taxi

The London taxi is one of the top five most iconic British products out there, he said to This is Money.

Although it is sad to see that a beautiful, iconic vehicle has reached the end of its life, it is a great honor to redesign and celebrate what is truly one of the world's most famous cars. .

& # 39; I look forward to making a trip with a select number of customers who want to own their own piece of British history. & # 39;

In response to the unveiling of the vehicle, a spokesman for the LTC said: "There was only one person for the job, Afzal Kahn is known for his original designs and willingness to push the boundaries and we admire his ability to to capture the essence of a vehicle & # 39; character.

We believe that he is the best designer to give this iconic vehicle the steering it deserves. & # 39;

Other features include a privacy glass and color-matched wheel covers to give the vehicle a luxurious limo look

Other features include a privacy glass and color-matched wheel covers to give the vehicle a luxurious limo look

Other features include a privacy glass and color-matched wheel covers to give the vehicle a luxurious limo look

The driver is also treated to leather-covered seats and steering wheel, as well as a piano black dashboard and surrounding instruments

The driver is also treated to leather-covered seats and steering wheel, as well as a piano black dashboard and surrounding instruments

The driver is also treated to leather-covered seats and steering wheel, as well as a piano black dashboard and surrounding instruments

Only five are made, three of which have already been sold to buyers. The last two owners will be chosen by the maker and Kahn Designer boss, Afzal Kahn

Only five are made, three of which have already been sold to buyers. The last two owners will be chosen by the maker and Kahn Designer boss, Afzal Kahn

Only five are made, three of which have already been sold to buyers. The last two owners will be chosen by the maker and Kahn Designer boss, Afzal Kahn

Each vehicle will be completely unique and have a license plate of authenticity and a plaque with the names of those involved in the construction process.

But if you want one, you must act quickly.

Three out of five have already been sold to customers and one is reserved for the auction at a later date.

The performance has also improved slightly, with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine tuned to produce 101 horsepower

The performance has also improved slightly, with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine tuned to produce 101 horsepower

The performance has also improved slightly, with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine tuned to produce 101 horsepower

Each model has a grille with slots on the side

Each model has a grille with slots on the side

The paint finish is of an incredibly high standard

The paint finish is of an incredibly high standard

Each model has a grille with slots and the paint finish is of an incredibly high standard

Patriotic buyers can drive in their London cabs - or be driven in - with red and blue light above their heads

Patriotic buyers can drive in their London cabs - or be driven in - with red and blue light above their heads

Patriotic buyers can drive in their London cabs – or be driven in – with red and blue light above their heads

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