ECD has produced quite the range of vintage Range Rover Classics since announcing the vehicle as a part of their lineup only a few years ago. Much like ECD’s now-famous custom Defenders, each of our Range Rover Classics is completely different in style, color, and performance. One of the most significant differences from our lineup of vintage RRCs is the ultimate engine that powers the classic resto-mods.
If you’re looking to add the maximum amount of growl and speed to your custom Range Rover Classic, ECD’s fastest engine option is the Supercharged Chevrolet LT4 engine. Getting you from 0-60 in just under 6 seconds, the Supercharged LT4 produces 640 hp just on its own. With performance-tuned upgrades, the GM LT4 can give your vintage Range Rover Classic up to 650 hp and 650 lbs of torque, making it one of the fastest vintage restomods on the road. Those looking to maximize their custom Range Rover Classics performance should look to our Signature RRC trim level, which includes the absolute finest in luxury and performance for an RRC and also includes upgrades such as Recaro seat setup, Nappa leather trim, and air suspension for the most optimized performance from a vintage SUV. Check out ECD’s Project Mercer to see a
Regardless of desired performance, the Chevrolet LS3 engine is still the most popular V8 engine choice for RRC and Defenders at ECD. Packed with plenty of power, the Chevrolet LS3 and LS3+ engine options offer a range of 430 hp to 600 hp (with performance tuning) for those looking for a smooth, reliable performance option for their custom Range Rover Classic. Ease of maintenance and familiarity make it the prime choice for you if you want to have a daily driving performance option for your RRC. Check out ECD’s Custom RRC trim level if you’re interested in the LS3 or the new generation Chevrolet LT1 engine option to power your custom RRC with reliability and precision. Check out ECD’s Project Alpha or Project Red Rover to get an idea of this trim level.
If you want to modernize your vintage Range Rover Classic but keep it closer to its heritage, ECD offers the 2.8L Cummins Diesel turbo-engine or the 5.3L Chevy LC9 V8-engine with 320-hp. These engine options bring your build-up to speed, giving you a smooth ride while also maintaining the retro heritage of the RRC. ECD’s Retro RRC trim level option is a budget-friendly revamp that pays homage to the original Range Rover Classic. In true restomod fashion, the diesel engine is always a favorite among enthusiasts, and these two engine options can still bring your custom RRC from 0-60 in 7 seconds. See ECD’s Project Gunn for a build that levels up to this performance style.
If you want to ultimately bring your classic Range Rover Classic into the 21st century, ECD offers an electric-powered Tesla engine drivetrain option. ECD first produced the first Electric Range Rover Classic powered by a Tesla engine in build Project Ski, starting production in 2020 and finishing the build this spring in 2021. The Tesla-powered RRC gives you the modern convenience of charging your vintage RRC and any local Tesla charging station across the country. With over 25,000 of these, many at various shopping centers, Targets, Winn Dixies, and Publix, this build is ideal for efficiency and ease. With EV being the future, having an EV restomod Range Rover Classic powered by a Tesla engine, low maintenance, and California Compliance make this a popular engine choice as we head into the future of sustainability. Check out ECD’s Project Ski and see what makes electric-powered vintage vehicles genuinely different, from the drive to the sound.
If you want to see how ECD can bring your dream custom Range Rover Classic to life, get in touch at [email protected] to start your build’s journey.
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