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Pure Off-Road Fun is Shifting Gears in a 430-hp Corvette-Powered Custom Defender 90 Convertible


E.C.D. Automotive Design just delivered a Custom Defender 90 Soft-top that is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling vehicles E.C.D. has built to date. The "fun factor?" This Defender 90 comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and is powered by an aggressive 430-horsepower LS3 V8 engine. As a leader in automotive news, we thought this would be aligned with your current posted content.


Sarah Pereau
E.C.D. Automotive Design
(407) 483-4825

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Pure Off-Road Fun is Shifting Gears in a 430-hp Corvette-Powered Custom Defender 90 Convertible

This custom Defender 90 Convertible from E.C.D. Automotive Design is outfitted with a five-speed manual transmission and powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine.

KISSIMMEE, FL – April 10, 2019 – E.C.D. Automotive Design, the award-winning creator of high-end luxury vehicles, locally delivered a Defender that is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling off-road vehicles the company has produced to date - a custom Defender 90 (D90) Soft-top powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine with 430-horsepower.

The “fun factor�?? of driving this custom D90 isn’t entirely from having the soft-top off in Florida while cruising the beach-line, it’s from shifting through the gears of its 5-speed manual transmission. This D90, called, Project Ranger, delivers a full senses-engaged driving experience with the soft-top off, its manual transmission, and the sound of its Borla Performance exhaust system. Project Ranger is finished in full gloss paint in the color, “Terrain,�?? a Ford color exclusive to their Raptor model, and is matched with 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels in black to compliment the exterior.

The client already owned this North American Specification (NAS) Defender 90 and sent it to E.C.D. for a full restoration. Knowing the top was going to be off most of the time in Florida, the interior was designed to be more utilitarian than luxury. It’s upholstered in a charcoal-colored, weather-resistant canvas throughout.

“Driving a D90 Soft-top with the LS3 and manual transmission is an absolute blast. Tearing up and back down through the gears is something we all enjoy here at E.C.D.,�?? says Tom Humble, co-founder of E.C.D. Automotive Design.

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Project Ranger Vehicle Specifications

Model – Custom Defender 90 Soft-top

Engine – 6.2L LS3 V8 engine with 430-horsepower

Transmission – 5-speed manual transmission

Exhaust – Borla Performance exhaust


Paint Color – Terrain in a full gloss finish

Wheels – 18�?? Sawtooth alloys in gloss black

Tires – BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A

Front Bumper – ARB front bumper

Winch – Warn Industries

Grille – Classic mesh grille

Additional – Steering guard in black; Full-length checkered side steps; Full checker pack; KBX wing-tops; Automatic headlights


Front Seats – Exmoor Elite

Load-area Seats – Removable bench pads

Upholstery Material – Weather-resistant Canvas

Upholstery Color – Charcoal

Dash – Puma dash with waterproof canvas on the top sections

Steering Wheel – Startech LR leather steering wheel

Gauges – Moal Bomber gauges in red & black

Door handles – CNC machined aluminum

Electronics & Audio

Radio – Sony infotainment

Speakers – JL Audio 8-speaker amplified sound system with a subwoofer

Additional – Wireless charger for mobile devices; USB ports

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.

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