Dave Bautista called and he wants his Defender back.
If you want a very specific type of Land Rover Defender, you go to ECD Automotive Design. If you want a Corvette-powered Defender, ECD has got you. It won't be cheap, because Defenders never are, but ECD will damn sure build it for you. If you want an electric Defender, it's much the same story. But what if you want to look like a goon from No Time To Die?
You guessed it. ECD. Well, so long as you opt for suitably mean paint coloring. If you don't that's okay too, because the vehicle you see here is part of ECD's new Special Edition offering. Basically, Special Editions are "high-quality, pre-selected specifications developed by ECD's expert craftsmen that are perfect for daily use."
Usually, when you go to ECD, it's a much more involved process. You tell them exactly what you want, and then the brand builds it for you. Here, customers can choose from paint color, leather color, and headliner color. ECD says the less involved process lets them do what they do best, focusing on the build and allowing the cars to be not only produced more quickly but "cheaper" too. These cars will run you $249,995 instead of ECD's usual "if you have to ask" pricing. Still, we've driven the brand's electric effort, and both are certainly worth the cash.
"With the Special Editions, ECD does the thinking for you, expertly configuring these vehicles for peak performance and luxury design with you in mind. It's ideal for those who desire a faster, more effortless process with the same excellent product as the end result," said Co-Founder of ECD Automotive Design Scott Wallace.
Predictably, the first of these cars, which are limited to a run of three vehicles per batch, will be called the First Edition. These are based on a Defender 110 powered by Chevy's LS3 engine, producing 565 hp. Also included are ECD's custom air suspension, brakes, and 20-inch black wheels. Finally, things are topped off with a roll cage (with ladder), light bar, and rear light.
Inside, the interior features the 110's 2+2+4 seating layout for a total of eight passengers and includes plenty of modernities, like A/C that isn't asthmatic. Each, predictably, gets a badge to "highlight its unique status," because you just can't have a special edition without one. If you do want one, you'd better act fast. ECD says two of the three in this run are already sold.