Supercar Inspiration Creates a Custom Showstopper

E.C.D. Automotive Design, known for their prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles, built their latest Defender 110 with design inspiration from modern supercars.The custom wide-body Defender 110, known as Project Soho, was designed with inspiration from the client’s collection of modern supercars. It’s finished in Quantum Gray, an Audi original color, but in an eggshell finish chosen by the client for a more exotic look.

There’s no shortage of power in Project Soho, which features a 6.2L V8 engine that has been tuned to produce up to 565-horsepower. Adding to the modern dimension of this custom British icon, is the addition of E.C.D’s fully adjustable air suspension, providing an ultra-smooth ride, making it ideal for comfortable daily use. The difference in ride quality between the standard suspension and the air suspension is unmistakable.

The interior of Project Soho was designed with elements influenced by McLaren. Luxurious Alcantara suede and premium Italian leather throughout. The Corbeau RRS seats are upholstered in Spinneybeck Prime Meridian Grey leather and grey suede with Carmen Red leather trim. The finished look reminds you of the interior of the elite 720S supercar.

“You could think that grey suede and red leather shouldn’t be in a Defender. I think when you see Project Soho, the opinion changes. It’s an absolute showstopper,” says Tom Humble, co-founder of E.C.D. Automotive Design.

**Project Soho Vehicle Specifications


Model - Custom Wide-body Defender 110

Engine - 6.2L LS3 V8 with 565-hp

Transmission - 6-speed automatic

Suspension - E.C.D fully adjustable air suspension

Exhaust - Borla Performance with Kahn Crosshair tips


Body - Quantum Grey in eggshell finish

Roof, Hood, Wheel spats - Black in eggshell finish

Brake Calipers - Red in full gloss


Wheels - 20” Kahn Mondial wheels

Tires - BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A

Grille - Kahn X-lander grille

Bumper - Slimline front bumper with LED daytime running lights

Lights - LED headlights; Two 7” LED bar lights

Additional - Full-length side steps; KBX wing tops; Steering guard; Boomerang Xtreme tire cover; Swing-away wheel carrier


Front & Middle-row Seats - Corbeau RRS (heated & ventilated)

Load-area Seats - Removable bench pads

Seat Material - Leather, Suede

Suede Color - Alcantara Black

Leather Colors - Spinneybeck Prime Meridian; Spinneybeck Sabrina Carmen

Stitch Color - Scarlet Red

Seat belts - Flame Red

Center Console - Custom E.C.D extended center console

Steering Wheel - Nardi Deep Corn in black suede with red stitching

Gauges - Autocross gauges in red

Audio & Electronics

Radio - Alpine infotainment with Car Play

Speakers - JL Audio 8-speaker amplified sound system with subwoofer

Keyless Entry - Viper with Remote Start

Additional - Wireless charging for mobile devices; Rear AC; in-vehicle WiFi; LED interior; Power windows; Power locks

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About E.C.D. Automotive Design

E.C.D. Automotive Design (E.C.D.) is an award-winning creator of prestigious, high-end luxury vehicles that combines classic English beauty with innovation and modern luxury. Each vehicle produced by E.C.D. is the true epitome of unique; a one-off that is fully designed by the client through our immersive “Luxury Design Experience” and hand-built from the ground up in 2,200 hours by our master-certified ASE craftsmen. The company was founded in 2013 by three British “petrol heads” whose passion for classic vehicles is the driving force behind our exceptionally high standards for quality, custom luxury vehicles. Global headquarters, known as the “Rover Dome,” is a 35,000 square-foot facility located in Kissimmee, Florida that produces 40 vehicles annually and is home to 52 of the most talented employees. E.C.D. Automotive Design has a second design studio located in Malibu, California.