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E.C.D. Adds Corvette LT1 to Drivetrain Catalog

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.), has delivered Project Naw, a neon green Defender 110 powered by a Corvette LT1 engine. The newest addition to E.C.D.’s drivetrain catalog, the 450 horsepower LT1 engine packs 465 ft. lb. of torque and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just six seconds.

Originally a 25-year-old U.K. work vehicle, the vintage Defender arrived at E.C.D.’s Rover Dome 14 months ago for a complete overhaul. Custom-restored to the client’s unique vision, Project Naw is painted in Verde Mantis paint – a Lamborghini Huracan color – with black accents.

“Project Naw is a brilliant example of what we do at E.C.D., where everything is possible,” said Co-Founder of E.C.D. Scott Wallace. “Unbound by convention and driven by our clients’ creativity, our talented craftsmen and engineers bring dream cars like Project Naw to life, and they remain unmatched to anything else on the road.”

Project Naw pays homage to its old Land Rover Defender origins with signature classic Defender features like its convertible soft top roof, multi-point roll cage, classic style bumper and grille, Kahn Mondial Retro wheels and swing-away wheel carrier. Aside from its new engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, the restored Defender’s other enhancements include adjustable Air Ride suspension and upgraded Brembo brakes with custom Verde Mantis calipers, as well as a custom Borla exhaust system with resonator and muffler.

The custom Defender’s interior features Hydes Pelle Fresco Frost leather on its RECARO Cross Sportster CS front and middle seats and the jump seats in the rear. The Puma dash, door cards and custom center console are also wrapped in the same white leather as the seats. Additional modern upgrades include a new Infinity Kappa sound system, front and back-up camera, blind-spot assistance, back-up sensor, wireless charger, WiFi and multiple USB charging ports.

Project Naw Specs

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — GM 6.2L LT1 V8 Engine
  • Transmission — 8-Speed Automatic
  • Axles – Strength
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Adjustable Air Ride
  • Brakes – Brembo
  • Exhaust – Borla Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust with Resonator, Muffler and Black Tips
  • Additional Features — Convertible Soft Top Roof

Exterior

  • Paint Color — Lamborghini Verde Mantis with Eggshell Finish
  • Roof Top Color — Black
  • Wheels — Kahn Mondial Retro
  • Grille — Classic Land Rover Grille
  • Front Bumper — Classic Land Rover Bumper with DRLs
  • Rear Bumper – NAS Bumper
  • Additional Features — Multi-Point Roll Cage, 4 LED Square Spot Lights, 1 LED Square Rear Work Light, Swing Away Wheel Carrier, Full Length Side Steps, E.C.D. Custom Black Steering Guard

Interior

  • Seat Layout — 2+2+2
  • Front Seats — 2 RECARO Cross Sportster CS Seats, Heated
  • Middle Row Seats — 2 RECARO Cross Sportster CS Seats, Heated
  • Load Area Seats — 2 Forward Facing Jump Seats
  • Leather Color — Hydes Pelle Fresco Frost Leather
  • Seat Design — Horizontal Stitch Pattern
  • Dash – Puma Dashboard, Wrapped in Hydes Pelle Fresco Frost Leather
  • Carpet — Black, OEM Rubber Mats All Around
  • Steering Wheel — Nardi Challenge Steering Wheel Wrapped in Black Leather
  • Gauges — Hot White 5 Gauge Set
  • Center Console — E.C.D. Custom with Rear AC, Wrapped in Hydes Pelle Fresco Frost Leather

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Sony Radio
  • Sound System — Infinity Kappa Speakers and Subwoofers
  • Additional Features — Bluetooth, WiFi, Backup Sensor, Front and Rear Camera, Blindspot Assistant, Wireless Charger, USB, Rear AC

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the digital content editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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