Meet Project Pivot.
ECD Automotive Design has dropped its latest one-of-one classic Land Rover Defender builds with an LS3 engine swap, a black convertible roof, and gloss Subaru Sunshine Orange paint. It's the longer wheelbase 110 model, so there's room in the back for the side-mounted jump seats, making this the perfect summer family and friends off-roader.
It has an LS3 V8 under the hood hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission and a Borla stainless sport exhaust. With that power and control and ECD's Air Ride suspension, 16-inch Sawtooth wheels, and BF Goodrich All Terrain tires, we've no doubt it'll be as capable on-road as it is off it.
Project Pivot, as it's called, is a 2+2+2 seater with rear jump seats mounted to the side of the bed for more accessible gear storage.
For safety, while off-roading, it features a multi-point soft top roll cage. For comfort, the main seats are Exmoor Modular seats with the front units heated. The seats and the MOMO Prototipo steering wheel are wrapped in Garrett Torino Tierra, and the center console is an ECD custom build.
For exterior style, the grille and inserts, light surrounds, hinges, and vents are painted in the same orange hue mentioned earlier. The traditional swing-away tire carrier has been removed for convenience.
Inside Project Pivot is a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay built-in, hooked up to JBL speakers and a subwoofer. There are two USB ports for connectivity and charging, and modern convenience for the driver includes remote start and a backup camera.
"Our clients push the limits of their imaginations to come up with inventive custom Defenders that break the rules of traditional automotive companies," says CEO and co-founder of ECD, Scott Wallace. "As we approach our 500th build, we want to continue inspiring our clients to design their ultimate fantasy car and test our boundaries of what we can build at ECD."
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