East Coast Defender is the award-winning builder of premium Land Rover Defenders, and the Florida-based outfit’s latest creation is a $225,000 custom Corris Grey Defender 110, dubbed Project XIII as a nod to the new owner’s birth date. Combining British refinement with American power, the vehicle packs a 6.2-liter V-8 from a Corvette Stingray, rated at 430 hp and good for a 0-60 mph sprint time of seven seconds. The engine is connected to a GM 6L60 6-speed transmission, which ditches the transmission’s standard shift lever with a console-mounted Powertrain Control Solutions push-button system, complete with illuminated LCD gear-selection display. On the exterior front, upgrades include a full external rollcage and a Massi rear ladder, along with a custom Zunsport grille and KBX fender wings and grille/headlamp surrounds. There’s also upgraded modern LED lighting all around, and black 18-inch Boost Alloys wheels, wrapped in 32.5-inch-tall BFGoodrich Radial All-Terrain KO2 tires. Scroll through the gallery below for detailed looks.Also check out the remote-control LEGO Land Rover Defender 90, as well as the “Spectre” edition of the Land Rover Defender 90.
My sister recently asked me if I’d ever given any thought to putting some artwork on shoes. Well I hadn’t, and MOST HIGH willing I will do a project for her, but until then, this is my first endeavor into the field. I converted these Tom’s into a personal work of art! Seeing how Tom’s are literally made from CANVAS, they definitely made great first candidates. I simply used my usual beloved acrylic paints. I think they turned out good. How about you?
This week at the Biofabricate Conference in New York, adidas presented the Futurecraft Biofabric prototype, featuring an upper made entirely with Biosteel fiber, a material that replicates natural silk. Nature-based and completely biodegradable, Biosteel was developed by the German biotech company AMSilk, offering a unique combination of properties that are crucial in performance: it’s 15% lighter than conventional synthetic fibers, and it’s among the strongest fully natural materials available today.Biosteel fiber also continues adidas’ recent forays into sustainable footwear, including the brand’s recent partnership with Parley for the Oceans. Similar to the Parley project, adidas is expected to team up with AMSilk on the use of Biosteel Fiber in performance products on a larger scale.