Design inspiration for this beautiful custom Defender 130 came from a 2017 Aston Martin DB11.
Project Deep Blue is finished in Aston Martin Midnight Blue, an original paint color available for the DB11. The exterior design elements of this custom Defender 130 are more reminiscent of a luxury sports car, a contrasting look from previous Defender 130s built by E.C.D. Project Deep Blue is subtle, yet absolutely stunning.
Under the hood, you won’t find any inspiration from Aston Martin or Land Rover. Rather, the brute power of a naturally-aspirated, 565-horsepower LS3 V8 Corvette engine. The LS3 was chosen for its known reliability, loads of power, plenty of available upgrades, and a GM powertrain warranty.
The interior features duotone upholstery with premium leathers from Spinneybeck — a classic Light Beige and a darker Botany Bay Beige throughout. The duotone colors were also chosen with inspiration from the Aston Martin DB11. Luxury Corbeau Trailcat seats in the front and rear are heated and ventilated for riding comfort. With plenty of modern features on the interior such as wireless charging pads for mobile devices, you quickly forget that you’re riding in a classic British off-road icon.
Project Deep Blue Vehicle Specifications
Model — Custom Defender 130
Engine — 6.2L LS3 V8 with 565-horsepower
Transmission — 6-Speed Automatic transmission
Exhaust — Borla Performance Exhaust
Paint Color — Aston Martin Midnight Blue
Wheels — 20″ Kahn Mondial Retro wheels
Tires — BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A K02
Bumper — Tubular winch bumper
Winch — Warn Industries VR12
Roll Cage — Full D130 external roll cage
Lights — 4 LED spotlights in the front; 2 LED work lights in the rear
Additional — SVX side-steps; Mesh wing-tops; Light guards on the front & rear; Swing-away wheel carrier; Line-X for the rear bed; Automatic headlights
Front & Rear Seats — Corbeau Trailcats (heated & ventilated)
Leather — Spinneybeck Pueblito & Botany Bay leather
Stitch Color — Parchment Beige
Headliner — Black suede
Metalwork — Powder-coated Black
Steering Wheel — Momo Prototipo in all black
Gauges — All American Tradition Series in black
Additional — Custom ECD extended center console
Audio & Electronics
Radio — Alpine for wireless Car play
Audio System — JL Audio amplified sound system with a subwoofer
Additional — Wireless charger for mobile devices; Rear AC; Power windows/locks; USB’s; Tow package
See video of Project Deep Blue on the E.C.D. showcase here.
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