While the Land Rover defender is the most sturdy overland vehicle which hardly goes wrong, it definitely misses the poke as compared to say, a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. That’s generally the case with every version of the Defender that has been restored or re-imagined, unless the Land Rover Defender in question comes from East Coast Defender, who have just released their latest build called “Project Viper”
The Project Viper Land Rover Defender from East Coast Defender is basically a $285,000 pickup Land Rover 130 that gets an engine a Chevrolet-Performance sourced 6.3-litre V8. Due to this, the not-so-humble pickup now puts down a colossal 430 horsepower via a six-speed transmission. But that isn’t all. The East Coast Defender Land Rover gets proper off-road underpinnings in the form of KAM heavy duty axles, electronic locking differentials front and back, heavy duty steering arms, King Off-Road Racing shocks, steering damper and set of Old Man Emu coil springs that are responsible for a 2-inch lift. Project Viper has also been give 20-inch East Coast Defender Edition wheels that are wrapped around Nitto Mud Grappler tyres that ensure that everything from light off-roading to proper rock crawling can be done with relative ease. Although with so much power it should be more of a case of rock crushing.