KISSIMMEE, FL – December 5, 2019 – E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for full ground-up restorations of classic Land Rover Defenders, has fully restored a Defender 110 Crew-cab in Causeway Grey Pearl that features the first set of newly developed Brembo GT Performance brakes for E.C.D. Automotive Design.
Named Project Yellow Stone by its owner, this custom Defender 110 Crew-cab was built for performance with maximum power in mind. Project Yellow Stone is powered by the Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 engine with 565-horsepower. For optimal braking, Project Yellow Stone was fitted with the first set of newly developed Brembo GT Performance brakes, designed specifically for the classic Land Rover Defenders from E.C.D. Automotive Design.
E.C.D. Automotive Design teamed with Race Technologies, an official supplier of Brembo braking systems, providing Race Technologies with classic Defender parts and data necessary for the design and production of the all-new high-performance braking kit. The new GT Performance system is a two-piece front and rear system available with slotted rotors.
The new Brembo GT Performance system allows E.C.D. to run six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear of their classic Defenders. In comparison, the original factory Defender used four-piston calipers in the front and two-piston calipers in the rear. As E.C.D. upgrades its custom Defender axle internals, transfer cases, transmissions, and engines to nearly 600-horsepower, it’s only appropriate that the braking system is upgraded to match as well.
“Here at E.C.D, we’re always looking to evolve our products and offer more performance-based options to our clients. The Brembo system combined with the slotted rotors and calipers allows us to take our braking system to the next level,” says Elliot Humble, co-founder of E.C.D. Automotive Design.
Project Yellow Stone showcase on the E.C.D. website is here
1080P YouTube video for Project Yellow Stone is here
Additional high-resolution images are here
Project Yellow Stone Vehicle Specifications
Model — Custom Defender 110 Crew-cab
Engine — 6.2L LS3 V8 engine with 565-horsepower
Transmission — 6-speed automatic
Brakes — Brembo GT Performance
Suspension — Custom ECD Adjustable Air suspension
Exhaust — Borla Performance
Paint Color — Causeway Grey Pearl in a gloss finish
Wheels — 18-inch Sawtooth Alloy wheels
Tires — BF Goodrich T/A All-Terrain K02
Front Bumper — Tubular A-bar winch bumper
Winch — Warn Industries VR8
Roll Cage — Safety Devices Full external roll cage
Side Steps — SVX in black
Lights — Hella Rallye
Front Seats — Recaro Orthoped
Middle-row Seats — 60/40 split middle
Leather Color — Torino Chelsea Grey
Stitch Color — Steel Grey
Steering Wheel — Momo Prototipo
Gauges — All-American Series
Additional features — Steering guard; Black mesh grille; Custom ECD center console; Sony infotainment; JL Audio sound system; Wireless charging for mobile devices; Rear A/C; Automatic headlights; Power windows/locks
Build Price — $249,999.00*
* This price is an estimate for a new build with similar vehicle specifications.
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.