As you whittle down your list of options for post-apocalyptic vehicle of choice, consider the style and design of Project Neo. Built for a client (with obvious taste) by E.C.D. Automotive Design in Florida, this particular Land Rover Defender 110 gets its menacing dark looks from a deep Vulkan Grey paint job in eggshell. It’s got more depth than the standard issue black, but still looks as mean as it needs to be.
This military-style custom is a fully capable four-by-four riding on 20-inch Kahn wheels and 32-inch BFGoodrich tires. Powered by a 6.2 liter Chevrolet LS3 V8 — an engine hand-picked by the client for its known longevity — and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, Project Neo is spitting out 565 horsepower. Pair that with the 2-inch lift and beefy tires and this is a Defender ready to drive over any chaos it encounters, on road or off.
But before the apocalypse catches up to us, this will be one enjoyable vehicle to drive around. The Borla Performance exhaust gives it an intimidating rumble, which will draw every passing eye to its blacked out (er, greyed out) exterior which includes ceramic window tint from 3M, four LED spotlights up top, an Air-Con winch bumper with a Warn winch, and a mesh front grill guard.
Inside, black and grey leather seats and Moal Bomber gauges keep things looking properly sleek, while the Alpine infotainment system with Apple CarPlay brings the tunes with JL Audio sound system. Want a ready-for-whatever Defender of your own? ECD would be happy to oblige.