PURISTS, look away now, as US-based Fusion Motor Company has resto-modded a classic little soft-top 1991 Land Rover Defender 90 and shoehorned a supercharged LSA V8 engine under the bonnet.
On a recent sojourn to the land of Trump, we spotted this uber-cool Defender and simply had to take a closer look. So we did.
The boutique mob has a reputation for mastering unique, high-end builds, and this D90 is no exception, with the 6.2-litre GM V8 engine – transplanted from a ZL1 Camaro – knocking out a massive 550hp (410kW).
The build didn’t end with the new heart, though, with Fusion performing a complete chassis-up resto-mod all under the one roof at its Californian base.
How much, you ask? Just a measly US$270,000 (closer to AU$400K to bring it here)!
You can read all about it by picking up a copy of the January 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia, in stores now.