ECD's Project Punisher Is One Badass Custom Land Rover Defender
It’s going to be a while until the new generation Land Rover Defender ends up at East Coast Defender, but meanwhile, the tuner specialized in modifying the popular 4×4 continues doing what it does best.
Named the Project Punisher, their latest take on the Defender D110 presents itself with a darkened look on the outside, privacy side and rear glass, and exoskeleton that protects the upper parts of the body in case of an accidental belly reveal while riding on rough terrains.
Providing the necessary traction are the chunky off-road tires, wrapped around the custom wheels, in addition to the proper body-on frame chassis and long-travel suspension. The ground clearance appears to have been elevated and the custom Defender also features extra lights mounted on the roof and next to the tailgate, and a winch at the front for when it gets stuck.
The interior has welcomed a makeover with leather upholstery and sports seats that have custom embedding and part-diamond pattern. The 3-spoke steering wheel and aftermarket infotainment system from Kenwood, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation system, Wi-Fi hotspot and reversing camera, round up the offering.
This is not the first nor the last Defender to rock a Chevy LC9 V8 engine. The 5.3-liter unit pumps out 326 horsepower, enough to help the big 4×4 climb steep slopes, and comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The simplicity of the build, combined with the modern touch inside and the brilliant V8 under the hood make this Defender very hard to say no to.