• Aug 1, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of the edo competition LP640

German tuner edo competition is determined to leave no supercar untouched, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is the latest to undergo the conversion. Starting with the 6.5L V12, edo adds high performance camshafts, upgraded cylinder heads, and new high flow air filters. The exhaust system is also reworked, including new headers, high-flow cats, and new mufflers. The result is 710 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 224 mph. Additional modifications include a conversion to RWD, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a new aerodynamically efficient adjustable rear wing. Follow the jump for full details in the press release and check out the gallery below.


[Source: edo competition]

PRESS RELEASE:

Anyone searching for the exceptional simply has to look to edo competition. Tapping its roots as one of the ultimate performance vehicle tuners, the company from Ahlen, Germany has turned its eyes towards a very special car, the new Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640. The already extremely capable monster has been turned into the world's fastest and most powerful Lamborghini by edo competition: the edo LP710 /2.

The increase in power was achieved through the use of new exhaust headers, new high flow catalytic converters,
new mufflers, a new exhaust tip, new performance camshafts, modified cylinder heads and new high flow air
filters. The engine controls are reprogrammed to make ideal use of the individual modifications. This powerful package is brought to perfection with optimized aerodynamics which enhances the stability of the mighty bull and bestows the car with an even more dynamic elegance. A newly developed and beautifully shaped rear wing with an adjustable lip completes the aerodynamics package. A high-speed wheel and tire combination: 19 inch light alloy wheel set with special Continental high-speed tires: 225/35 ZR 19 Continental V-max in the front and 325/30 ZR 19 Continental V-max in the rear.

High performance exhaust system
A marvelous sound emanates from the edo competition stainless steel high performance exhaust system which includes a new exhaust tip. A new butterfly-valve control system – remote-controlled on request – is available, too. The more aggressive rear view is a great side-effect.

Drivetrain / clutch
edo competition has developed a new single disc clutch. Additionally the 4-wheel drive arrangement is turned into a 2-wheel drive setup. The LP 710 /2 is delivered with rear wheel drive. Weight savings of 40 kg (88 lb) and more agile handling are the result of this conversion. All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't get it. How does the 'base' LP-640 *not already have* high-performance camshafts, upgraded cylinder heads and high-flow air filters?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh, the conversion to RWD is probably worthy of note in your write up about the car. Especially since it's implied pretty well in the name of the car.

      Sounds pretty stunning, but I'd skip the rims- they're a little too busy for the car. I'd get something with a few less spokes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, that's a good point, I didn't look at the weight savings before, but it seems to me that all the hardware for driving the fronts would be heavier than that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You'd think there would be more than 40kg to be saved from such a conversion, but i guess perhaps the cost of replacing many more parts wouldn't be worth it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Never mind the RWD thing, I must have missed it the first 2 times I read your post. My apologies. Still, it seems to warrant more of a notice than "other modifications include..." since it is a pretty big change.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This one should have been out before we got a eyeache because of an quatari guys black'n'gold ride. Maybe it could have saved him from making his lambo look ridiculous *yikes* :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      yea that's prettymuch rolling sex.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come on SV revival.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are petrol-arabs different than normal arabs? Higher hydrocarbon content perhaps?

      Edo should have made this car before "The Dark Knight" was out, Bruce would look right at home behind the wheel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Easy, drivability and Noise/Vibration/Harshness.

      The more agressive your cams, the more unstable your idle is and. The high performance filter probably has a louder induction noise. The Lambo has to be more civilized to appeal to a larger audience and tradeoffs always have to be made between NVH and power. Nascar has the power to make 900hp from ~350c.i.(5.7L), overhead valves and restricted intake and exhaust specs but those cars have idles that skip up and down between 900 and 1800rpm, are incredibly difficult to drive and are completely unstreetable.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wtf with cheap aftermarket wheels on supercars nowadays?
      • 6 Years Ago
      how do you add "high performance parts" to a lambo?
      • 6 Years Ago
      One simply asks a single question...

      Why would Lamborghini leave so much tuneability on the table?

      Why are they not using optimized headers, high flow cats, optimized heads and cams, etc...

      The AWD to RWD conversion I get, and understand why the factory would keep AWD...

      But if this thing is capable of being tuned to 710hp, why is it not factory? Should buying a new 1/4 million-dollar supercar of which only a comparative handfull are being built, not get you complete optimization from the factory?

      I applaud Edo for getting those results, but I don't understand why LP640 wasn't LP710 from the factory...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 4wd system would be my guess (as a large part of it anyway). If this much power lunches the gearbox/4wd system and they were required to keep the car 4wd, then why ditch the existing more streetable parts. There is also the chance that this raises peak power but drops it and torque across the lower range, which means that it's actually not as usable as from the factory unless you are doing a top speed run or something.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The first thing that comes to mind is durability and warranty repair costs. But yeah, for the top lamborghini, why would they pull any punches? It's too far off the Veyron to cannabalize any sales...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because, unlike Edo, Lambo has to build the car to meet emissions and crash regulations. There might also be tuning in for sound and to make the car more "street comfortable". Their high performance intake and exhaust could only yeild small gains, from small adjustments here and there, but they are gains none the less.

        It's am amazing looking car. I bet alot of the extra power comes from it just being RWD. alot less weight; and probably a WHOLE lot more fun to drive :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because, unlike Edo, Lambo has to build the car to meet emissions and crash regulations. There might also be tuning in for sound and to make the car more "street comfortable". Their high performance intake and exhaust could only yeild small gains, from small adjustments here and there, but they are gains none the less.

        It's am amazing looking car. I bet alot of the extra power comes from it just being RWD. alot less weight; and probably a WHOLE lot more fun to drive :)
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