Project Mule - ECD Land Rover Defender Pickup with V8!

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ECD Automotive Design is known for extremely successful Land Rover Defender conversions. The company has created many unique projects in the past and now another is on the way. It's based on that Defender 130 pickup and is called "Project Mule". And of course this copy is also equipped with a large number of changes. The Defender has one Corvette LS3 engine under the hood, there was one Off-road chassis with lift, one load area with teak and an interior with a rather eye-catching style Sheepskin and cowhide. Like all ECD vehicles, the Mule project also retains the classic Defender look, but with a few small ones amendments and Accessories components. The Defender, for example, is in Audi Suzuka Gray glossy painted and has a front Bowler front apron with winch (also at the rear), Baja auxiliary lights and a set LED round lights. There was also a black one Mesh grille.

18 inch Sawtooth rims

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The choice for the wheelset was obvious 18 inch Sawtooth rims with BFGoodrich off-road tires, those with matching Off-road tires are equipped. And the exterior of the body also has one 6-point roll cage in black. But the loading area is definitely the one mentioned Teak fittings including large storage compartments in the style of two benches, the highlight in and at the rear. Numerous utensils can be stored there and through the manually movable rear window the loading area can even be reached directly in an emergency. But especially those Cabin from Project Mule is absolutely unique. Are built in Recaro seats There was one with heating in the front and back Bench. All surfaces of the cabin are covered with different materials Vintage oak, Capelli Natural Light Brownin White and in Woodhue Ironed Sheepskin. The latter is also called Garrett leather known. The doors, however, are with Sheepskin inserts equipped and the lower panels are with leather based. And it even is Vintage oak leather to see. That was about the Door handles wrapped.

Sheepskin for the glove compartment

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ECD also has leather for that dashboard and fleece fur das Glove compartment used. Of the headliner On the other hand, it shines with the aforementioned Garrett leather in the colors Capelli Natural Light Brown and White. Probably the easiest part in the cabin is that black floor mats. One can also be seen in the cockpit wood steering wheel and behind it there are new ones Nostalgia VT advertisements. they are from Vintage oak leather and even the center console is individually designed and with the Oak leather based. However with fleece on the lid. And the result? A matter of taste! On the other hand, the engine under the hood is undoubtedly successful. ECD built another one Crate-Engine LS3 V8 enginewho powered the fifth generation Camaro SS and the C6 Corvette. With a displacement of 6,2 liters, it performs 430 PS and 576 NM torque.

FOX off-road suspension system with 2-inch lift kit

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The power is transmitted to the wheels via a Six-speed automatic. And the landing gear? That is a FOX off-road suspension system with a 2-inch lift kit to raise. According to the ECD, the axles were for an additional Reinforced stiffness and also the Fuel tank is enlarged. In the Bremsanlage Incidentally, one relies on a system of Brembo. At the end... At a time when companies actually do sustainable Products use, the vehicle from ECD is pretty much the opposite. Cowhide, sheepskin and other "non-vegan" materials are used. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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