edo competition Gallardo LP600/4

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edo competition (all lower case) decided that what the Lamborghini’s Gallardo LP600/4 needed was more. Yes, I know, to some people out there, the Gallardo LP600/4 already has more than enough, but to the people at edo competition felt that more was needed. Or as they put it “A little more unique? A little sportier? edo competition presents the LP600/4 with added spice.”

Right off the top, edo starts with the numbers, or at least the numbers that are going to really count: 600, 340, and 3.5 As in edo competition Gallardo LP600/4 puts out 600 horses, will hit 340 clicks at the top end and will take 3.5 seconds to go from zero to 100 km/h from a standstill. And if you really want to dig into the engine figures, they work out to 600 horsepower at 7,970 rpm and 572 Nm of torque (422 ft-lb) at 6,845 rpm.

Impressive, no?

Naturally, edo didn’t just bulk up the engine and roll it out the shop door, oh no. They had a go at the chassis and did some upgrades to the suspension to increase the drivability, precision and driving dynamics. edo developed a new sport suspension system, featuring shocks that are adjustable in compression and rebound damping. This chassis upgrade allows for a number of custom suspension setups that can be matched to a wide range of customer needs. The shocks are new low friction shock units and edo has also reworked the new spring rates. All of the chassis work was tested on racetracks and high-speed ovals, as well as on the road.

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Naturally, the wheels and tires aren’t stock either. In the case of the edo competition Gallardo LP600/4, the wheels are 19 inch three-piece racing numbers cast center-sections that have been “artificially-aged” and hand-polished outer rims with 39 stainless steel screws. The aftermarket skins are 235/35 ZR 19 up front and 305/30 ZR 19 Dunlop Sport Maxx rubber out the back.

Of course, they modded the exhaust system too. It’s stainless steel with a butterfly valve system that adjusts the sound level via remote, but it also frees up 15 more horsepower and tips the scales at 12 kg (26 lb) less than the original piece.

And as the final cherry on top, edo competition added a new front spoiler lip, ” … making 340 km/h (211 mph) runs into a relaxing affair.”

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Here’s edo competition’s press release:

edo competition Gallardo LP600/4

– extra spicy

A little more unique? A little sportier?
edo competition presents the LP600/4 with added spice

600 – 340 – 3.5 – No, these are not the dimensions of what Santa\’s about to bring. These are the three most prominent figures of the new edo LP600/4.
600 stands for its power output, 340 for its top speed and 3.5 seconds is how long it takes to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a dead stop.

edo competition has managed to improve performance by increasing power output to 600 horsepower at 7,970 rpm and the torque output to 572 Nm (422 ft-lb) at 6,845 rpm.

Another priority was to upgrade the suspension in order to improve drivability, driving dynamics and precision. edo competition achieved this by employing a newly developed sport suspension system, which is adjustable in compression and rebound damping. This technology allows for custom suspension setups that are ideally matched to a wide range of needs. The low friction shock absorbers and new spring rates were tested extensively on race tracks and high speed ovals, as well as on the road, because handling is not an area for compromise. The result has to be experienced to be believed…

Rounding off the sporty concept are 19 in. three-piece racing wheels with artificially-aged cast center-sections, hand-polished outer rims and 39 stainless steel screws. For the front axle the customer can specify stock tire dimensions or 235/35 ZR 19, while the rear wheels are shod with 305/30 ZR 19 Dunlop Sport Maxx rubber. With this solution edo competition enables its customers to reuse the factory tires on their new wheels.

Another, ever-intriguing topic at edo competition: \”The voice\”.
The new stainless steel high-performance exhaust system with butterfly valves is an attractive proposition. Not only is the sound level adjustable via remote, the exhaust also frees up 15 horsepower and lets the driver enjoy a whole new aural experience. As a welcome side effect, the edo exhaust system weighs 12 kg (26 lb) less than the original piece.

As a result of years of experience with high speed tests, edo competition has reinforced the front end of the edo LP600/4 with a new front spoiler lip, making 340 km/h (211 mph) runs into a relaxing affair.

As promised, lots of extra spice –

As with all edo competition models, we set no limit to our customers\’ imaginations. Special interiors or lavish leather upholstery, individual requests are accommodated and executed with quality.

All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.

Contact: edo competition Motorsport GmbH; Ruth Holtbuer; Zeche Westfalen 1; 59229 Ahlen
Phone: +49-2382/9698 – 182; Fax +49-2382/940568; E-Mail: [email protected]

About The Author

Tony Borroz grew up in a sportscar oriented family, but sadly, it was British cars. His knuckles still show the marks of slipped Whitworth sockets, strains to reach upper rear shock bushings on Triumphs, and slight burn marks from dealing with Lucas Electric “systems.” He has written for a variety of car magazines and websites, Automoblog chief among them. Tony has worked on popular driving games as a content expert, in addition to working for aerospace companies, software giants, and as a movie stuntman. He currently lives in a secure, undisclosed location in the American southwestern desert.

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