Classic Land Rover Defender Electric Conversion

Project Ghost: A Defender You Will Love Driving

Once again, ECD Automotive Design is making waves in the restoration and customization market with their latest project – Project Ghost. Being a leading Land Rover renovation business across the world, they are renowned for crafting specialized designs from restored Defenders to classic Jaguar E-Types, and Ghost isn’t an exception either.

The attention-alluring matte gray Land Rover Defender 110 is equipped with an EV drive unit – even though this isn’t the first instance we’ve seen such a setup. The all-electric ECD Defender features a 450 horsepower motor and a 100 kWh battery package which, according to its press release, will yield plenty of strength for wandering through city thoroughfares. Nevertheless, no range info was supplied in the information about it.

Scott Wallace, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ECD, stressed the importance of aiding customers in constructing the Defender that best suits their needs. To accomplish such a goal, they take it a step further by inquiring about the intended living environment, the manner in which it would be utilized, the primary user’s stature, and other factors. All these inquiries ultimately allow them to create a Defender that will be loved by its future driver.

For the Project Ghost, ECD disclosed that the user was greater in stature than what is generally seen with operators of a Defender. Thus, the restomod job includes an abbreviated size and diminished seat box, allowing the seat to sit lower and drawing back further, providing enough space for a more elevated regular driver than the original Defenders could.

The legendary Defender 110 is on display atop 16-inch Wolf Steel auto rims in a dark matte shade that coordinates nicely with the other blackened exterior touches, like the roll cage, guard bars for the steering wheel, and air vents. Step inside to behold the beautifully renovated interior which boasts contemporary Corbeau Trailcat recliners upholstered with pitch black leather, topped off by vivid scarlet red vertical diamond single-stitched accents adorning the chairbacks. With enough space to fit up to seven passengers, those in the center enjoy three of the renowned Land Rover 60/40 seats while the rear section has two forward-positioned jump seats.

Fully RESTORED (1961) Land Rover ELECTRIC Defendder 110 with ECD Custom EV Powertrain | ECD

At the front, Project Ghost’s Puma dashboard is adorned with sumptuous black leather, with the customary panel and hub console locations reversed for assurance of convenience for the driver and enhanced with ECD electric gauges. Enhancing the custom features are a black MOMO Prototipo steering wheel and metal billet keys on the radio panel. Nighttime drives in the classic Defender can now be enjoyed with its Alpine Halo touchscreen, JL Audio speakers, and JBL Active subwoofer to provide entertainment. Furthermore, the audio system offers compatibility with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM, and FM/AM radio. Completing the luxurious add-ons are 3 USB ports, Wi-Fi, and a rearview camera.

Source: ECD Automotive Design

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