A Class Of Its Own

Classic Land Rover Defender Restomod Goes Electric With Tesla Power

Florida-primarily based E.C.D. Automotive Layout is quite common with the typical Land Rover Defender. We’ve observed all sorts of tailor made builds featuring the previous-college off-roader with modern-day capabilities and prolific V8 electric power. This time close to, nonetheless, you will not obtain a V8 motor under the hood. In point, you will not uncover any engine, due to the fact this sucker’s electrical.

Truly, there are two electrified Defenders of curiosity below but both equally have the similar jogging equipment under the skin. In area of internal combustion and all its help gear like gas tanks and exhaust programs, you can expect to obtain a 100kWh battery pack and a one Tesla electric powered motor very good for 450 horsepower. That ability nevertheless goes to all 4 wheels – it is a Land Rover Defender right after all – and both characteristic an upgraded air-ride suspension with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. Pin the accelerator and 60 mph comes in 5 seconds, but gentler electric power software delivers a claimed vary of 220 miles.

Undertaking Britton (highlighted in the photograph gallery higher than) employs inventory brakes and axles and wears an exterior shade of Great Khaki Gray which truly provides off a blue hue. Within is awash with black and beige shades of leather-based and cloth, not to point out all varieties of wooden trim that contains Teak in the cargo place for flooring and a rear bench.

Project Morpheus (not pictured) is a bit more rugged with upgraded axles and restricted-slip differentials. It lacks the wood trim from Challenge Britton, but you can nonetheless locate leather and a banging stereo within, together with seating for six. Roof racks, grille guards, and exterior lights spherical out the typical Defender upfit.

“At the finish of the day, we’re carrying out this with deep adore of older Defenders and a passion to keep them on the highway by modifying them to in good shape into our client’s life,” mentioned E.C.D. Co-Founder Elliot Humble. “Whether or not it usually takes figuring out how to engineer an electrical engine into a restored Defender or colour-matching the paint to match a most loved shirt, our environment-course workforce can breathe lifetime to our clients’ wildest dreams.”