Tackle The Trails In An LS3-Powered Land Rover Custom Defender 90

Aug 17, 2020 3 min read
Tackle The Trails In An LS3-Powered Land Rover Custom Defender 90

E.C.D. Automotive Design offers modern upgrades, this stunning off-roader is ready to overcome all the obstacles on the off-beaten path.

Putting it in four-wheel-drive and going where many cannot while tackling plenty of obstacles along the way is a way of life for many. Many spend their entire weekends conquering the outdoors, and a lot of time is spent navigating that off-road vehicle. If you're in the market for a vehicle that can take on anything and look good doing it, you may want to check out this custom Land Rover Defender 90 called "Project Alpinist" was built by E.C.D. Automotive Design, a company that builds custom Land Rover Defenders here in the United States to your specifications. In fact, they can build a Defender however you want it, packed with modern power and reliability while keeping the vintage aesthetic. Project Alpinist is one of their incredible builds, and it is bound to turn heads no matter where you go.

<img src="custom-defender.jpeg" alt="Project Alpinist, a custom Land Rover Defender 90">

The founders of E.C.D. Automotive Design grew up in England (the Midlands) just 40 miles away from the Lode Lane factory that produced Land Rover Defenders. Founded by Tom, Elliot, and Scott, have a love for vehicles, especially classic English examples. That may be apparent by their very first cars as Elliot's was an 1987 Austin Mini and Tom's was a '67 MGB Roadster. In 2012, Tom and his wife, Emily, moved to the United States and opened a dealership to import the vehicles they were passionate about. In 2013, E.C.D. Automotive Design opened up shop with just Tom, his brother Elliot and the first employee, Brandon, spending oer 18 hours a day working hard. Now, they have a facility that is over 30,000 square feet and over 50 full-time employees that build these amazing custom builds.

One of their builds is this custom Defender 90 finished in a spectacular chrome with satin accents. On all four corners sit a set of satin black 16-inch Maxtracc Mach 5 wheels wrapped with Nitto Ridge Grapplers found below Spectre Edition wheel arches. The exterior also features a Warn winch for when you or your buddies get into a jam. This Defender also features 4 square LED spot lights, a custom dog platform with a ramp, roof access ladder, extended sun vision visor, and mesh guards on the side of the windows.

Powering this Defender is an LS3 V8 engine rated at a healthy 565-horsepower, and it has been fitted with an ECD air suspension. Stopping power is provided by big Brembo brakes with contrasting red calipers. Braided stainless steel fuel lines sit in place of the factory lines, and a Leisure battery with fans has everything starting right up.

Open the doors to an immaculate interior complete with l Recaro Orthoped seats and two forward-facing jump seats in Chocolate Brown on Terrier with Black on Caviar vertical double-diamond stitch design. Also inside is a Puma dashboard that features a Sony Sirius XM radio and wired with Apple CarPlay, and custom Classic Series 5 gauges are embedded in front of the driver along with a Nardi Competition (LR center cap) steering wheel.

If this custom Defender 90 is the perfect off-road vehicle for your lifestyle, go ahead and contact E.C.D. Automotive Design today.

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