• Apr 23, 2008


Click to view the Edo 630 Scuderia in hi-res

Say what you will about Edo and the things it does to supercars, but you've got to hand it to them: it takes a lot of nether-regional fortitude to try and improve on the most finely honed and intricately developed performance machines. The latest results of Edo's endeavors is the 630 Scuderia.

Although you wouldn't recognize it from the name, the 630 Scuderia is based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Using Edo's existing 630 GTB – whose engine more closely resembles the high-strung unit from the FXX than the "stock" 599's Enzo-derived powerplant – and upgrades it with a new aerodynamic kit designed to optimize the cooling and airflow around the vehicle. There's a sharply-styled front end with bigger vents that help cool the brakes, with an integrated lip spoiler increasing downforce. Underneath and around back, a new aerodynamic undertray and widened six-blade diffuser help optimize stability, aided by the new side skirts. All the components are made from carbon fiber, cutting curb weight down by 110 lbs.

Check out the images in the gallery below – and the press release after the jump – to make up your own mind: stylish and functional enhancement or sacrilegious defilement?


[Source: Edo Competition]

PRESS RELEASE:

Fascinating shapes!
edo competition introduces the brand new aerodynamics package
„edo 630 Scuderia"!

edo competition Motorsport GmbH, one of the top names in sophisticated modifications of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche cars is now introducing the brand new "edo 630 Scuderia" aerodynamics package for the Ferrari 599 GTB!

The aim was to underline the perfect shapes of the Ferrari 599 GTB and to adapt the aerodynamics to higher top speed and meet the increased cooling demands caused by the improved power output without compromising the styling of the car.

The flow-optimized front apron features an enlarged cooling air inlet which improves the engine's thermal balance. The larger center inlet also provides cool air for the brakes, thereby increasing their service life and fade resistance. In addition to that the front spoiler lip improves downforce on the front axle.

The newly developed side skirts reduce crosswind sensitivity and improve wheel arch ventilation in combination with the new rear apron. To achieve this, a new undertray with a wider diffuser – now with 6 blades – was mounted on both sides to enhance rear axle downforce at high speeds. Additionally a carbon fiber lip is mounted on the trunk lid to provide extra stability and rear downforce.

Naturally all parts are made from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber, which means a weight reduction of nearly 50 kg (110 lb) is a welcome side effect of this aerodynamics package.

More information on the edo competition website: www.edo-competition.de



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another Dubai-only car....
      not so much taste as money huh?
      • 6 Years Ago
      soo... the white and orange cars from this post and the previous post in front of the brick building are the same pic, just ps'ed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's correct. Look at them closely, everything matches up. The pics on the black background are all PS's of these Ferrari press pics:

        http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-2006-Ferrari-599-GTB.htm

        I just wonder if there is a real kit that they were too lazy to take pics of or if they are claiming a Photoshopped body kit really adds downforce. Either way I think it's a bit misleading. Hell, I'm going to start photoshopping OEM press photos of cars and releasing my own press releases.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's nice an all, but it's clearly just photoshops of existing Ferrari press photos. Even the pic in front of the brick wall is just ripped from the Ferrari press photo on the blackish gradient background (compare the two pics and see). Also the new side vents are very photoshop looking. So is this a real car? A work in progress? Something that they can make if a 599 owner coughs up the money? I hate it when tuner companies release "press releases" accompanied by a bunch of photoshopped pics of the car they are planning on tuning.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if they actually test these things in wind tunnels before claiming that their add-ons improve aerodynamics. Seems to me that a company with Ferrari's resources would leave little to be improved in this area.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's kind of a joke how many variations the exotics have, but honestly, I love it. Hell, it's not like I can afford one anyways.

      http://www.sportscardriven.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      Put new wheels on it, erase the edo lettering, paint it black and I'd give it a thumbs up
      • 6 Years Ago
      perhaps they shoot all their cars in front of this wall?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ferraris shouldn't be orange, leave the craziness to Lamborghini

      But I would like one in scarlet red, please
        • 6 Years Ago
        co-sign. Althought, I'll take mine in black.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, I kinda like it.

      I am not the biggest fan of the 599 anyway.

      But I like the new front bumper, better than the oddly pontooned stock front bumper.

      The whole kit (front and rear bumper covers, and side skirts) looks a lot like modified details from the F430, which I am a huge fan of. (and would still prefer over this)

      Safety vehicle yellow is not an appropriate color, but it does set them apart, and people will remember it. So in that way, it does it's job, as a demo car. Customer cars will likely not get that color. Rosso Corsa, or Ferrari's dark blue would look much nicer.

      The 599 is still begging for a transparent roof with an electrochromic roof, a fixed version of the Superamerica's glass roof. The Flying buttresses are an interesting stylistic statement, but everything aside from those buttresses should be glass, like a canopy.

      Interesting, but I'd choose other things, if I had that sort of cash in my account.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, everytime I see a Fiorano I cant get over how incongruous the stock nose is. Its like one of those awful C6 corvette rebodies where they stick the nose of the '53 on a modern body. This new nose is slick, Enzo and F430 related and generally more keeping in line with the rest of the body.

        I dont like the rest of the body kit tho, it looks like a (high end and high quality) aftermarket add-on.
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