With a name like “Project Barge” you wouldn’t expect there to be much in way of luxury, but then, that expectation would mean that you’re not familiar with ECD. ECD’s Project Barge Defender 130 exceeds expectations starting with its white diamond pearl paint job. The Nara Bronze wheels and hinges stand out nicely against that white backdrop.
In the pickup bed, you’ll find Brazilian teak wood, which adds a touch of sophistication while still be functional. The custom roll cage finishes off the look.
What would a barge be without the needed nautical equipment for navigation? ECD added in an instrument cluster to Project Barge that is a clear nod to its nautical theme, as is the pop-out rear cabin porthole. The JL Audio sound system gives out plenty of volume while you relax in the tanned quilted Nappa leather in Thema Cocoa upholstery, which is further dressed with copper accents.
Project Barge is WiFi equipped and features many other amenities, like blind spot monitoring and remote start.
Barges are also known for their power, and Project Barge is no exception. Project Barge is powered by a 6.2L LS3 V8 that is capable of 495 horsepower, which is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Don’t let the name fool you. This isn’t a simple utilitarian craft. Project Barge is a luxury vehicle in its own right.