KISSIMMEE, FL – June 18, 2019 – E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for their prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles, has delivered a military-style Defender 110 built to take on anything mother nature throws in its path.
Project Neo is a fully-capable, wide-body 4×4 that looks menacing on the exterior with a paint color that’s well suited to match — Vulkan Grey Pearl in an eggshell finish. The black 20” Kahn Mondial Retro wheels on a hefty set of 32” BF Goodrich tires, rear window guards, door handle protectors, and black checker-plating complete the dark, bold look of this Defender 110.
Under the hood of Project Neo sits a 565-horsepower 6.2L LS3 V8 engine with upgraded Hooker headers and a Borla Performance exhaust. Not only does this Defender 110 look menacing, but it sounds it too. The GM LS3 engine was chosen by the client for its unmatched reliability, which will be necessary in the event of a real apocalypse. For now, it’s the ideal drivetrain for daily driving and rugged off-road adventure.
While rugged on the outside, this military-style Defender 110 is pure luxury on the inside. The interior seats up to six passengers and features Corbeau RRS seats upholstered in premium black and charcoal leathers with carbon fiber accents throughout. Project Neo also features additional storage room in the form of a hidden storage box inside the vehicle. Modern features include wireless charging for mobile devices, a premium JL Audio sound system, a back-up camera, rear air-conditioning for passengers, and Apple Car Play.
Project Neo is one of 36 bespoke trucks built by E.C.D. per the calendar year.
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Project Neo Vehicle Specifications
Model — Custom Widebody Defender 110
Engine — 6.2L Chevrolet LS3 V8 with 565-horsepower
Transmission — 6L80E 6-speed automatic
Suspension — 2” lift; Fox shocks; Old Man Emu springs
Exhaust — Borla Performance
Paint Color — Vulkan Grey Pearl in an eggshell finish
Wide-body — Kahn Designs
Wheels — 20” Kahn Mondial Retro wheels
Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A
Front Bumper — Aircon winch bumper with an A-bar nudge frame
Winch — Warn Industries VR10
Roll Cage — Safety Devices 6-point full external cage
Lights — LED headlights; 4 LED spotlight on the front; 2 LED work lights in the rear
Rear Window Guards — Bearmach
Door-handle Protectors — Milspec Vehicles
Window Tint – 3M Ceramic
Additional — Steering guard; KBX wing-tops; Full-length running boards; Front light guards; Rear access ladder; Mesh front grille; Swing-away wheel carrier; Automatic headlights
Front & Middle-row Seats — Corbeau Racing (heated & ventilated)
Load-area Seats — 2 Forward-facing jump seats
Leather Color — Supersoft Black & Panda Charcoal
Stitch Color — Black
Stitch Pattern — Double-diamond
Center Console — Custom ECD console
Dash — Puma Classic
DIN Surround — Carbon Fiber
Steering Wheel — Momo Jet
Gauges — Classic Instruments Moal Bomber
Additional — Custom hidden storage area; Metal interior door handles
Radio — Alpine infotainment with Apple Car Play
Audio — JL Audio amplified sound system with tweeters and a subwoofer
Vehicle Security — Viper with remote-lock system
Additional — Wireless charging for mobile devices; Rear AC; Power front & rear windows
About E.C.D. Automotive Design
E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) is an award-winning creator of prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles that combines classic English beauty with innovation and modern luxury. Each vehicle produced by E.C.D. is the true epitome of unique; a one-off that is fully designed by the client through our immersive “Luxury Design Experience” and hand-built from the ground up in 2,200 hours by our master-certified ASE craftsmen. The company was founded in 2013 by three British “petrol heads” whose passion for classic vehicles is the driving force behind our exceptionally high standards for quality, custom luxury vehicles. Global headquarters, known as the “Rover Dome,” is a 35,000 square-foot facility located in Kissimmee, Florida that produces 40 vehicles annually and is home to 52 of the most talented employees. E.C.D. Automotive Design has a second design studio located in Malibu, California.