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Land Rover Defender is restored with a V8 engine from a Chevrolet Corvette and the result is impressive

There is no engine more versatile and popular than Chevrolet's V8 LS. This is a propeller that appears in all kinds of projects, even in airplanes or cars smaller than the engine itself.

So the V8 from the Camaro or Corvette is more than perfect for powering a British icon like the Land Rover Defender, especially if it's a restomod project like this one.

Restored Land Rover Defender with V8 engine

ECD Automotive is a company that dedicates its entire life to restoring and transforming the Land Rover Defender in all kinds of projects, not just this one with a V8.

After having transplanted the interior of a Tesla to another Defender, they now decided to base it on the V8 engine.

The company does not specify the power of the V8 in this Land Rover Defender, but we do know that the LT4 Supercharged produces around 640 hp, maybe more.

Not even the current Defender V8 reaches those numbers, to put it in perspective. An 8-speed automatic transmission brings all the power to all four wheels in what ECD calls “Project Hutton”.

To mix even more automotive icons, the blue paint you see here is from Porsche, and all it takes is some Japanese brand to contribute something for this car to be Mister Mundial.

Even the Brembo brake calipers are Ferrari yellow. By the way, the 18” wheels are new and shod with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. Simply put, an invigorated platform to keep the king of the mountain defender.

As it is a restomod, modern conveniences cannot be lacking. Like a Kenwood sound and display system, Infinity speakers, USB and wireless charging ports, front and rear cameras.

There's room for eight people in this Defender, all wrapped in white leather. Which means the upholstery will get dirty just by touching it, but I highly doubt anyone wants to move this Defender out of the way.

Which is a shame, but that's what car and money collectors do.
ECD has not revealed how much this entire modification costs, but don't be surprised if it exceeds $ 100,000.

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