Legend Motor’s Signature Sequence 001 enters the Defender ring

Legend Motor's Signature Series 001 enters the Defender ring


Go anyplace on the planet the place the Land Rover Defender constructed its status, and you can see unique Defenders nonetheless including to that status. Since Land Rover ended manufacturing and wasn’t capable of safe unique rights to the design, not solely has one of the crucial well-known primary utility autos gotten much more well-liked in much more locations, there are extra individuals making extra variations of it. In 2017, Jim Ratcliffe raised the floodgates in launching Ineos Automotive and the Grenadier SUV and Quartermaster pickup. In 2019, Poland’s Land Serwis started stamping Sequence 1 Defenders with unique tooling and trendy builds. In 2021, Connecticut’s Black Bridge Motors introduced its Operate restomod that has develop into the Mark IV and Mark X, these being Defender our bodies on a JK-series Jeep Wrangler body, powered by GM’s LS3, LT1, or LT4 engines. And now, for consumers preferring to do such purchasing west of the Mississippi, Utah’s Legend Motor Firm can also be working the Defender-Jeep mashup. The corporate’s Signature Sequence 001 sits a re-engineered Defender physique on JK Wrangler underpinnings.  

Whereas Black Bridge drapes the body-in-white with 3/8-inch aluminum panels, Legend hangs aluminum panels with customized Kevlar backing painted to match the outside. The composite offers extra physique safety, whereas Kevlar underbody panels lend safety to the important bits. Engine decisions are GM’s 6.2-liter LT4 V8 making 455 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, or the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 making 650 hp and 650 lb-ft, fed by a 22.5-gallon polyethelene gasoline tank. An aluminum four-row radiator and two brushless electrical followers assist maintain temperatures in management throughout summer season outings. Both engine shifts via a GM eight-speed transmission, sending output via an Atlas II switch case with a 3.8:1 low gear. Fox 2.5-inch adjustable shocks with distant reservoirs flex Dana 60 HD axles with ARB air lockers entrance and rear. The footwear poking past the flared arches is 17-inch steelies wrapped in 37-inch BFG Mud-Terrains.

We have seen sufficient restomods and SEMA Present automobiles to be accustomed to the inside remedy: Customized Legend Motor gauges; a billet steering column that tilts; hand-sewn aniline leather-based for the front- and second-row buckets, and cargo-area bounce seats; trendy HVAC and Bluetooth audio; leather-trimmed flooring mats, and so forth.

Customary match slides on a cloth high, bolts on a full-sized spare in again, and provides 5 colours. Worth begins at $189,000. The actual query is whether or not you need your license plates issued in Connecticut or Utah. 

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