American studio East Coast Defender, specializing in the development of off-road vehicles Land Rover, introduced the latest project based on Defender 110. The car called Project Tuki is made in the style of the “farewell” modification of Heritage and equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the design in the style of the classic Defender, the features of the car are green body color, white steel rims with BF Goodrich tires, original bumper, also painted white, and an expedition roof rack.
The interior features new seats, a dashboard and Kenwood multimedia system with navigation, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wooden steering wheel Nardi. The doors, the center console and the seats are trimmed with leather.
Engine “Defender” – the standard Rover V8 volume of 4.0 liters. The output of the engine is 175 horsepower.
Last summer, East Coast Defender presented the tuning project Defender under the name Honey Badger. The base diesel engine of the car was replaced by a 430-strong GM eight-cylinder 6.2-liter from Chevrolet Corvette of the previous generation, installed an upgraded distribution with a limited-slip differential and a Borla exhaust system.
The company Land Rover stopped the production of Defender in January 2016. Among the last 15 cars that descended from the assembly line of the plant in Solihulla, was an SUV in the “farewell” modification of Heritage. It received a green body color and a cloth top, like the original Series I, released in 1948.
Land Rover Defender of the new generation will debut in 2019. The SUV will be built on an aluminum platform similar to that used on Discovery Sport. The Defender lineup will consist of modifications with petrol and diesel units, as well as versions with a hybrid power plant.