• Dec 12th 2007 at 2:25PM
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The number of supercars that haven't been modified by Edo Competition is shrinking daily. Its latest victim is the Carrera GT, which gets the option of three different engine upgrades and a potential of 770 horsepower. The stage 1 package includes a new air intake and filter, an ECU calibration, high-flow catalytic converters, and a cat-back exhaust system good for a total of 670 horsepower. Stage 2 adds upgraded cylinder heads and headers good for another 45 ponies. Finally, the stage 3 option includes a bump in displacement to 6.0-liters, along with new camshafts and pistons good for 770 horsepower. Other upgrades are available as well, including an adjustable KW suspension system, high performance brake pads, forged wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, a carbon fiber wing, and Recaro sport seats with 6-point harnesses. No word on pricing, but if you have to ask... yada, yada, yada.

Full details are available in the press release after the jump, and get your fill of supercar imagery in the gallery below.

[Source: Edo Competition]


PRESS RELEASE

Introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show two years ago, the Carrera GT was the undisputed highlight of the event. Today, Carrera GT owners have the opportunity to make this expensive and rare Porsche even more sporting and exclusive than it already is.
This unbelievable excess of power and individuality is made by edo competition Motorsport!

670, 715 and even 770 HP, instead of 612 HP in the Carrera GT

edo competition achieves this level of power thanks to the use of a modified intake system, re-calibrated engine controls, high flow air filters and new header catalytic converters. To round off this power package, edo competition delivers a full stainless steel performance exhaust system featuring electronic programmable butterfly-valve control.

Acoustics are anything but neglected; the sport exhaust system, which is available in two different sound levels, produces a wonderful deep and sonorous tone, clearly announcing the approach of an edo competition Carrera GT.

The cat-back exhaust system was developed on the dynamometer from start to finish. The result is a power increase of 19 kW (25 hp) and a 30 Nm (22 ft-lb) increase in torque. An additional benefit: The system is 18kg (40 lbs) lighter!

Aerodynamics

The aerodynamic rear wing is fabricated entirely from carbon fiber. The center portion of the Gurney Flap raises along with the retractable rear wing to produce additional downforce on the rear axle, along with the fixed flaps on either side of the wing.

Suspension

The 3-way adjustable edo/KW Competition shock absorbers and sports suspension system are designed for motorsports. For our 3-way adjustable shock absorbers, we employ gas mono-tube shocks that are adjustable for compression and rebound (separate adjustments for low/high speed compression damping) and feature a remote oil reservoir. The damping forces can be adjusted individually.
edo competition also offers an electro-hydraulic nose lift system as optional equipment.

Wheels

Optimum grip is provided by edo competition's wheel and tire combinations. Employing a new wheel design, the edo competition Carrera GT is equipped with a set of 18 in. forged wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Front: 265/35 18, Rear: 345/30 18. Polished stainless steel outer rims and high-strength aluminium inner rims make these wheels a visual highlight.

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



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Besides this comment, I am pretty much speachless...

      Gorgeous...
      • 7 Years Ago
      "high performance brake pads" ?
      Doesn't it already have carbon rotors and the pads that go along with the system?

      The limit is really the tires, not the rotors/pads/calipers unless you actually race.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This gorgeous thing is just begging to be smashed into a wall...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or parked in a footballer's garage and left there
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow!
      That's basically everything I have to say about this car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should do a top speed run with this one now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        And, Mr. Carrera GT expert, it's funny you should state that this car wasn't built for "worthless high speed runs", when it's top speed was listed at 205mph. I just find it so funny when some of you guys pretend to know all about particular cars, but don't know squat.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Bob-o:
        Why: Oh gee... maybe just because they just did a top speed run with a Murcielago they tuned last time, and I think it'd be interesting to see how this stacks up against it. Who said anything about records? And who says high speed runs are worthless? Why do you think all the top manufacturers... Porsche included... test their cars handling ability at high speeds? And why do you think wind tunnels were created? To test airflow and downforce at low speeds? Get a clue.
        • 7 Years Ago
        U guys finished?
        Top speed run would be interesting but I have my doubts as to whether the power would make that much difference. The power required to overcome drag at speeds over 200mph is immense in automotive terms. And as stated before, the Carerra GT isn't particularly slippery. It's body shape is however a good compromise between drag-reduction and minimising lift. Adding some sort of cowling to blend the roof down to the back end of the car would probably be much more effective than adding power, in terms of top speed. Might make the thing want to take off though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why? The car is not nearly aerodynamic enough to challenge any top speed record. It was built for grip, and tons of it, not for worthless high speed runs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      These ever increasing horsepower ratings in cars has me worried. I come from an era where a flathead ford with two carbs was fast. I had cars in the early 60's that had 300HP and was absolute king of the hill. These days it is common for econoboxes to run 14 second quarters. Some production cars now run 12's with ease. It is just a little scary that people who have no business (expertise) running 150 MPH can do it every day. My feeling is that government will soon step in and mandate electronic controls that will limit speed, and also report violaters electronically. God help us.
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol "headers"

      twin turbo with headers, SWEET!!
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