Who needs a convertible?
When you build custom Land Rover Defenders over and over as ECD Automotive does, it can become difficult to avoid falling into a rut. The Defender outfitter has kept things interesting lately using an air ride suspension on one model as well as revealing a four-door with a vintage vibe. Now, ECD has introduced its latest model called Project Windswept. This Defender 110 stands out from the rest with its massive panoramic glass roof.
Project Windswept will be delivered to Canada later this month, and ECD says it is the first one of its creations to feature this new glass roof option. ECD has finished this Defender in a deep shade of brown called Havana and equipped it with 18-inch Zermatt Silver wheels, silver metal side steps, a silver mesh adventure grille, and a four-point roll cage in Zermatt silver.
You can spot the three-piece panoramic roof from the exterior, though the real magic takes place inside. Looking up from inside the cabin, passengers will have a clear view of the sky and enjoy the scenes via classic side glass, which is also present in the new 2020 Land Rover Defender.
The rest of Project Windswept's interior is pretty luxurious with Corbeau Trailcat seats that are hand-finished in brown and cream Nappa leather with horizontal ash stitching. It features two heated and ventilated front seats, captain's chairs in the middle, and an additional two inward-facing jump seats in the rear. Other modern amenities include an Alpine radio, two Kenwood subwoofers, wireless charging, a back-up camera, remote locking, and power windows.
As with most other ECD builds, this one is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 from a Chevrolet Corvette producing 430 horsepower. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic and this particular Defender also uses ECD's air suspension technology for a smoother ride. Exact pricing for Project Windswept was not provided but we assume it cost the owner around $200,000.