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Himalaya Thinks Its LS3-Powered Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup Is Worth $250k

Aftermarket companies continue to roll out Land Rover Defender restomod projects like there’s no tomorrow, seemingly undisturbed by the launch of the all-new Defender.

Himalaya is one of them and the Charleston, South Carolina-based company has unveiled its latest creation: an LS3-powered Defender 110 Crew Cab pickup that combines enhanced off-road performance with comfort and luxury.

At the heart of this custom Defender 110 is a brand-new 6.2-liter LS3 Corvette performance engine that delivers more than 525 horsepower and 495 lb-ft (671 Nm) of torque. With so much power and torque at their disposal, chances are there won’t be many obstacles able to stop this Defender.

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Engine swap aside, the custom project also features a completely new fuel system, full disc brake conversion, reconditioned wiring and an all-new air conditioning system. Meanwhile, inside customers are pampered with custom black diamond stitched leather seats, modern Puma dash with carbon fiber accents, a Momo leather steering wheel and a custom audio system with Alpine touchscreen.

Himalaya also improved the soundproofing of the Defender and claims the off-roader is now on par with modern SUVs when it comes to interior noise levels at 70 mph (113 km/h) despite being fitted with large all-terrain tires.

There’s not much to dislike about this custom Defender truck, at least not until the price comes into play. It costs $250,000, which makes it considerably more expensive than a Lamborghini Urus or a Bentley Bentayga – not to mention other off-road restomod projects.