East Coast Defender is at it again, outdoing even themselves with their latest build. If the pictures alone aren’t enough of an indication, East Coast Defender Project Viper is their most absurd creation yet. It has a spec sheet to match. What started as a Defender 130 has been outfitted with a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8 outputting 430 horses along with a hand-built radiator and tank, Wilwood brakes, King Off-Road Racing shocks, 2″ lifted Old Man Emu coil springs, custom ECD Edition 20″ wheels with Nitto Mud Grapler tires, full external roll cage, LED lighting throughout, custom bed line with toolboxes and seating, and the list goes on and on. Project Viper is the first release from their new Ultimate Vehicle Concept (UVC) division that’s producing only 10 vehicles a year based on whatever the client wants. The East Coast Defender Project Viper—or anything else from their Ultimate Vehicle Concept division, for that matter—is what happens when you apply the ECD treatment to an existing East Coast Defender. It’s like taking the entire process a full step further in terms of performance, function and all around ridiculousness. It’s definitely a ride we want to travel the US in.