In recent years, SUV models have developed like a blowout, but with increasingly stringent emission standards and people’s needs for fuel economy, the market demand for urban SUVs is becoming more and more obvious. But even so, it does not mean that those hardcore SUVs and off-road pickup trucks will gradually fade out of people’s vision. On the contrary, those luxurious hardcore off-road beasts will also be a status symbol, and will naturally be favored by high-end players and local tyrants.
A modification company called Esat Coast Defender (hereinafter referred to as ECD) has launched a flagship SUV, code-named Project Viper (Viper). ECD is a modification company located in Florida, USA, and the model that is best at modification is the Land Rover Defender. The biggest feature of ECD is that it is a company that only pursues high-quality products and hardly considers the cost of modification, which also makes many powerful buyers love it very much.
“Viper” is based on the Land Rover Defender 130 pickup. The project started in early 2016 and just ended recently. The total cost is about 285,000 US dollars (about 1.94 million yuan), which is really regardless of the cost. However, after the modified product comes out, I believe that every boy will be excited after watching it. This is the dream car in the hearts of many tough guys.
Regarding the specific modification plan: the power system is equipped with a Chevrolet 6.2-liter LS3 V8 high-performance engine with a maximum output of 430 horsepower, which is matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The cooling system includes a handcrafted aluminum radiator, while the fuel tank is also handcrafted by Rick’s Tanks in stainless steel. In terms of the braking system, the front six-piston, the rear four-piston Wilwood brake calipers, and the brake discs are ventilated discs to ensure the braking ability.
And since it is a pure hard-core off-road model, the most essential off-road capability has naturally been maximized. These include KAM heavy-duty axles, control arms, and front and rear electronic differential locks. In addition, the modification of the suspension system includes special shock absorbers for off-road competitions, and the steering damping has also been tuned in a targeted manner. Thanks to a set of Old Man Emu springs, the whole car has been lifted by 5 cm, and the ground clearance has been significantly improved.
“Viper” also uses a set of ECD-specific 20-inch custom tires, which gives you enough confidence whether you are climbing rocks or having fun in the desert. In addition, there is a set of anti-roll cage and a new bumper on the outside of the “Viper”, which can protect the body structure to the maximum extent. The LED spotlights on the top and rear of the car can provide sufficient lighting at night, and the front winch provides rescue protection. In addition to the spare tire at the rear, the visual impact is extremely strong.
It has been mentioned above that ECD refitting is free of cost. Since the exterior can express its personality to the fullest, the interior refitting is the place to show the ultimate luxury. If you only look at the interior, you will never think that this is an off-road vehicle. Classic Moal Bomber dashboard, air-conditioning system and Puma interior upgrades, in addition to infotainment system plus GPS navigation. In addition, there is no shortage of technological configurations, such as rear-view camera, on-board WIFI, wireless charging for mobile phones, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android smart connections at the same time, and the heated Corbeau racing seats are used for the seats.
According to Tom Humble, ECD’s chairman, the “Viper” project was completed by ECD’s Ultimate Vehicle Concepts Department, aiming to create a car that can bring “a luxury buying experience unique in the world”, and I believe they have done it .