There might not be any more Defenders rolling off the assembly line, but that doesn’t mean people are going to stop putting their own spin on the venerable off-roader. The Icon Land Rover Defender is one such example, keeping the original’s rugged looks intact while adding a host of performance, handling, and creature comfort improvements. It’s powered by a 6.2 GM Erod V8 producing over 430 hp — over triple that of the original — paired to a GM automatic transmission for easy shifting and Dynatrac axles for a better ride both on- and off-road. There’s also new custom bumpers, 100% LED lighting, and a custom built roll cage that fits under the new Mercedes canvas soft top, making it both safer and quieter. Inside, there’s a modern sound system, Chilewich upholstery on the seats for an upscale look, and a cold-rolled and stainless steel dash that took over 200 hours to make, serving as a reminder of just how much thought was put into this rebuild.