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2009-12-11 08:28
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Model edo LP600/4
Engine 5l V10
Power 441kW @ 7 970r/min
Torque 572Nm @ 6 840r/min
Zero To Hundred 3.5 sec
Top Speed 340km/h
Ahlen in Germany is a rather boring coal mining town.

Pretty much the last place on earth you’d think of sending your Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 for a once-over. Unless of course the destination address on your shipping crate is Edo Competition’s headquarters…

Edo Karabegovic’s company is renowned for its visionary modification of Italian exotics.

This year, just in time Christmas, the company has fashioned something rather special. Called the edo LP600/4, it’s a neatly modified Gallardo LP560-4. 

Just a fancy exhaust - really

Although the LP600/4’s power hike is not radical (there’s only an additional 29kW introduced to the output equation) some significant exhaust plumbing modifications do add a proper racetrack soundtrack and melt 12kg from the car’s mass.

Thanks to remote-controlled, butterfly valves in the stainless steel outlet system sound levels can be adjusted on the fly – not that the standard LP560-4’s acoustic signature was exactly boring…

Featuring a custom stainless steel exhaust with on-demand butterfly valve operation, the LP600/4's makes a lot of very loud V10 combustion noises

Tallying up the increase in power from 412- to 441kW and rise in peak rotational force to 572Nm, Karabegovic guarantees a top speed of 340km/h and 0-100km/h acceleration on a traction biased surface in 3.5 seconds.

These improvements are hardly startling (a 25km/h increase in top speed and one tenth of a second off the 0-100km/h time), but if you are a pedantic type these statistics will justify some level of differentiation between the LP540 and edo’s 600…


Ensuring optimal high-speed tracking stability the edo LP600/4 boasts new bound/rebound adjustable dampers and revised springs courtesy of German suspension genius Klaus Wohlfarth.

There is a new carbon-fibre chin spoiler too, which manages airflow and reduces front axle lift at speed.

Rounding off the LP600/4’s styling (and allowing access to the 340km/h top speed without a blowout) are Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres – which are the default high performance tyre of choice in the German aftermarket tuning industry at the moment.

The LP600/4 rolls 235/35 Sport Maxx’s front and 305/30’s at the rear, with 19-inch three piece wheels hosting the high performance rubber.

All things considered, the performance difference between the edo LP600/4 and a stock LP560-4 is negligible.

If you want the ultimate in custom Lamborghini V10 acoustics though, this edo car probably merits its existence…


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