Latest E.C.D. Project Built for Adventure

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) recently unveiled its latest build, Project Mayhem.

Midnight-black from screws to rims to exhaust pipes, the classic Defender 110 is equipped with a supercharged LT4 engine for adventures on the snow-capped peaks and sprawling desert landscapes of Utah, the restoration company said.

“Project Mayhem is a very traditional E.C.D. build. It’s all black, it’s aggressive, it’s mean – completely modernized to take on any obstacle on or off-road,” said E.C.D. Co-Founder Tom Humble. “Our master craftsmen stripped this old Defender down to its bare bones and brought it back to life as an offroading demon.”

Painted in Santorini Black, Project Mayhem is designed for the hard trails and harsh conditions of its high elevation home, the company said. Toward the front of the vehicle, the steering guard features the word “mayhem” engraved with black plate. It sits on 33-inch BF Goodrich All Terrain tires and 20-inch Khan Mondial Retro wheels with black Brembo calipers. Other off-roading upgrades include a full rear window cage kit, roll cage, E.C.D. Air Ride suspension and four Hella LED lights.

Inside, Project Mayhem features a MOMO Nero steering wheel and All American gauges. It also has four heated Corbeau Reclining Racing Seats wrapped in Hans Reinke steel-colored leather with vertical diamond single stitching, and room for four more in the back with inward-facing bench seats. To safely store the owner’s valuables, the build features locked floor storage. The interior is finished off with black-stained teak wood on the cargo flooring, back panels and back door gate and a sunroof. Other upgrades include audiophile-grade Infinity Kappa subwoofer and speakers, WiFi, four wireless charging ports and three USB ports.

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Project Mayhem

  • Model — Defender 110
  • Engine — GM LT4
  • Transmission — 8-Speed Automatic
  • Axles — Upgraded Limited Slip Differential, Upgraded Internals
  • Suspension — E.C.D. Air Ride
  • Brakes — Brembo brakes with black calipers
  • Exhaust — Quad exhaust with black ceramic coating


  • Paint Color — Santorini Black in Gloss
  • Roof Top Color — Santorini Black in Gloss
  • Wheels — 20” Kahn Mondial Retro
  • Tires — 33” BF Goodrich All Terrain
  • Grille — Black mesh
  • Bumper — Tubular A frame with side extension arms and 2 small rectangular LED lights on bar
  • Additional Features — Black Defender lettering on hood, Sunroof, Steering Guard with “Mayhem” engraved


  • Seat Layout — 2+2+4
  • Front Seats — Corbeau Reclining Racing Seats, Heated and Ventilated
  • Midrow Seats – Corbeau Reclining Racing Seats, Heated and Ventilated
  • Load Area Seats — 2 Inward Facing Benches
  • Leather Color — Hans Reinke 1912B Schwarz Catania
  • Seat Design — Vertical diamond single stitch
  • Dash – Puma wrapped in Hans Reinke 1912B Schwarz Catania leather
  • Carpet — Black
  • Steering Wheel — MOMO Nero
  • Gauges — All American
  • Additional Features — Teak wood in cargo area floor, back panels and back door gate, Locked storage in front floors

Audio & Electronics

  • Infotainment — Touchscreen Kenwood eXcelon
  • Sound System — Infinity Kappa speakers and subwoofer
  • Additional Features — 3 wireless chargers, 3 USB ports, WiFi, front and rear cameras

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A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing 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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