The restomod world is already highly competitive in America. The newly formed company will not have it easy, but luckily it has found a way to differentiate itself.
Christmas is behind us and there are a lot of leftovers in the fridge that would be a shame to throw away. There is nothing left to do but to put the last meatloaf of the year in the oven, in which pieces of carp, duck, wine sausage and schnitzels meet, whose crispy triple coating he took for granted long ago. A wild combination, but with the right and strong enough spices, it tastes great as a result.
A similar mix of everything was baked by the newly established company Legend Motor Co from Salt Lake City, Utah, and they put a price tag of 5.75 million crowns on the freshly baked crust of the first piece. And there is no doubt that a buyer will be found.
Their first example is called the Signature Series 001 and is based on the Jeep Wrangler JK, on which the three founders put a body from a Land Rover Defender. However, it is not just a transplant. A number of frame parts are custom made from aluminum and carbon to reduce weight. The moderation of the choice of wheels from an external supplier, which are fitted with off-road tires, is noteworthy. These extend beyond the edges of the bodywork, so an expanding set of wheel arches would also be useful. The fifth spare wheel is on the rear rack.
It takes a good engine to spin such “salami”. That’s why a 6.2-liter, 460-horsepower, 630 Nm torque LT1 forked eight-cylinder engine moved under the hood. The standard Defender V8 has 518 horsepower, but the LT series engines work better. Other upgrades include a Fox 2.5 chassis and Wilwood sport brakes. An 83-liter aluminum tank ensures a long range.
No stone was left unturned in the interior either. Legend Motor squeezed in a new dashboard, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and covered the seats in aniline leather. A reinforced audio system with a subwoofer in the tailgate is a matter of course.