The creative minds behind ECD Automotive Design have unveiled their custom take on the Land Rover Defender. As usual, ECD’s creative approach tries for an absolute version of utility. In the case of this one-off custom job, the sentiment seems to be ‘G-Class, eat your heart out.’
Land Rover’s powerful and durable SUV is a best seller because its utilitarian aesthetic remains intact; it’s the last of its kind. ECD’s enhancements don’t disrupt the fundamentals that make the Defender a success story. They simply work with the available themes, seeing them into full expression.
The Project Evolution Defender is equipped with a powerful GM-built LS3 V8 engine producing 424 horsepower. This is the same engine as the C6 Corvette, but with a new Borla exhaust system to give it a voice. It also gets a Kahn wide-body kit and Basalt Schwarz Pearl paint. A roof rack, auxiliary lights, an exoskeleton, a front winch, and 20-inch wheels complete the Defender’s new look.
Custom styling continues inside with luxurious two-tone leather featured on the armrests, doors, seats, and dashboard. Finally, a suite of high-tech features includes wireless mobile device charging, USB ports, an infotainment system, and a JL Audio system.
ECD is a Florida-based company.