'Honey Badger' Is the Corvette-Powered, Stick-Shift Land Rover Defender the World Needs Right Now

Honey Badger don't care.
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Honey Badger don't care.
2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 005A - Deremer Studios LLC

The Land Rover experts at East Coast Defender have struck again, building a customized dream Defender 90 that combines 430 horsepower of Chevrolet LS3 small block V8 power from a Corvette with a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission for maximum enthusiast driver participation.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 008A - Deremer Studios LLC

This beast is named "Honey Badger," and it includes an upgraded transfer case to handle the power and a Borla exhaust system to provide a suitable soundtrack for such a gorgeous ride.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 012A - Deremer Studios LLC

That's not black paint, it is dark green "dunkelolive" paint from Porsche's palette with gloss black 18-inch Sawtooth aluminum wheels wrapped in B.F. Goodrich All Terrain KA02 tires.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 015A - Deremer Studios LLC

There is a full roll cage beneath the soft roof for safety, and Honey Badger enjoys unseen upgrades like stainless steel fuel and brake lines.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 034A - Deremer Studios LLC

Those are Moal Bomber gauges from Classic Instruments on the dashboard, with JBL speakers in the doors and a Kenwood infotainment system providing tunes.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 035A - Deremer Studios LLC

The seats are ivory leather Corbeau buckets in front with matching folding jumpseats in the rear.

2017 ECD - Defender 90 Honey Badger 044A - Deremer Studios LLC

Match these goodies with the irresistible combination of the LS3 V8 and six-speed manual and the resulting Honey Badger is one sweet ride. And, as we all know, Honey badger don't care.