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 |  Apr 17 2012, 6:32 PM

Following the infamous incident at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland where Zahir Rana, owner of ZR Auto, sent his Edo Ferrari Enzo, careening it into the Atlantic Ocean, Rana will return to the open road event.

Rana was upbeat in an interview immediately after his crash, “Gee, this was so much fun, I’m going to do it again. Gonna do bigger, better next time,” he said.

 |  Jul 04 2011, 6:05 PM

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If there was ever a reason to want to own a wagon, this might be it. Edo Competition’s BMW M5 Dark Edition features family transportation with 555-hp, from the stock 500-hp and 413 lb-ft of torque up from the stock 384 lb-ft. In addition to the performance upgrades, Edo Competition outfits the M5 wagon with an aero kit, upgraded interior and 20-inch staggered wheels and tires.

For the outside, Edo Competition modified the front and added a new rear skirt which houses a quad-tipped exhaust. Adding a little more sport to the wagon is a rear wing and 20-inch wheels with matched black centers and staggered Dunlop tires.

The added performance comes from a recalibrated ECU, high-flow air filters and catalytic converters in addition to the quad-tipped exhaust system. For the inside, Edo Competition outfits the interior with various pieces of carbon fiber and high quality leather while the speedometer is converted to show a top speed of 360 km/h with white dials and a backlit logo.

No pricing was announced for Edo Competition’s M5 modifications.

GALLERY: Edo Competition M5 Dark Edition

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 |  Apr 17 2011, 7:33 AM

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As if Mercedes-Benz’s SLR wasn’t amazing enough in factory form, Edo Competition might have built the ultimate variant of the SLR we have ever seen. Sporting 722-hp and 656 ft-lbs of torque, up from the factory 617-hp and 580 ft-lbs of torque, the Black Arrow is as fast as it is menacing. The 5.4L V8 supercharged engine has received a fine collection of engine modifications to go with the matte black exterior and 21-inch wheels.

The major horsepower increase comes thanks to modifying the supercharger and ECU – we’re assuming for slightly more boost – along with changing the majority of its air and exhaust components. An intake with new filters was installed along with new headers, high-flow cats, and exhaust system. The result is an impressive 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds while it hits its top speed of 186-mph in just 24.5 seconds.

On the outside, the matte black finish of the SLR is contrasted by red graphics (that we could truly do without) and 21-inch Edo mesh-style wheels. On the inside, the interior has received a full Alcantara treatment, from seats to steering wheel while carbon fiber can be seen on the dash, center console and door panels. The in car electronics has also been upgraded to feature navigation, phone, TV and iPod integration and a back-up camera.

We dig that they rocked some Dragon Ball Z during the photoshoot.

GALLERY: Edo Competition Mercedes-Benz SLR Black Arrow

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 |  Jan 20 2011, 8:34 PM

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If your name is Ishmael or Ahab and you’ve always wanted to own a Panamera nicknamed Pequod, then Edo Competition’s newest Panamera build is perfect for you. If not and you’re just a Porsche Panamera owner looking to enjoy 750-hp, then Edo Competition’s Moby Dick Panamera will still do the trick.

Edo Competition is laying claim that this is the most powerful Panamera yet, enhancing the factory 500-hp of the Panamera Turbo to a powerful 750-hp (a 50% increase!). This brings its 0-62 mph time to under 4 seconds. The tuning specialist achieves this through undisclosed modifications (we’re guessing more boost and fuel along with ECU tuning) but does make mention in their press release that the Panamera comes with a redesigned exhaust system.

On the outside, Edo Competition outfits the Panamera’s aesthetics with an aerodynamic package which includes a new rear valence for the mentioned exhaust system. The vehicle was also lowered on 22-inch wheels and Edo Competition offers the option to paint the wheels any finish the customer requests.

The Moby Dick Panamera also gets its fair share of custom interior modifications based on the owner’s requests. No pricing was announced, but we’re assuming Edo Competition tackles each of their vehicle builds as a project-by-project basis.

GALLERY: Edo Competition Porsche Panamera Moby Dick Edition

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 |  Jun 21 2010, 6:52 PM

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When it comes to automotive customizing, conversions are a natural occurrence whether good or bad. Last week we talked about the Nissan Skyline R34 with an R35 GT-R front end as one of those conversions that are much to our dismay. But this one just has us scratching our heads. A Russian owner of a 5 year-old Aston Martin DB9 requested tuner Edo Competition convert it into a DBS. There must have been great sentimental value to the specific vehicle. Regardless, who was Edo Competition to ask questions and not oblige?

The conversion is hardly trivial, with metal body parts having to be replaced with the DBS’ lighter, carbon fiber versions. The interior of the car was intricately re-wrapped with a mixture of leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber and metal. In addition the motor received some healthy upgrades pushing the hp from 470-hp to 550-hp, which is 40-hp more than the factory DBS. So in a way, it’s better than a DBS, even though Edo Competition stuck with steel brake upgrades rather than carbon.

Edo Competition hasn’t disclosed a cost to the conversion, or a reason why. But we can’t help but wonder since the value of the vehicle plus the price of the conversion surely could net you a stock DBS. Kudos to Edo Competition for doing a fantastic execution on an odd concept.

GALLERY: Edo Competition Aston Martin DB9 Turned DBS

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 |  Sep 17 2009, 4:33 AM

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Edo Competition and ZR Auto have once again teamed up to create the world’s most extreme Enzo. Easily one of the most incredible machines ever made, the Enzo makes 660hp in stock form, but Edo has upped the power to 840 ponies – more than even the FXX.

Ferrari’s FXX is an all-out race car and while it does trump the Enzo in power and overall performance, it isn’t street legal anywhere.

Over a year ago Edo and Canadian exotic tuner shop ZR Auto got together to transform this Enzo into an unreal performer. ZR Auto, it should be noted, became famous infamous after owner Zahir Rana posted a viral video of himself driving at speeds of 300 km/h on Canadian roads in a mostly stock version of this same yellow Enzo. Rana later denied the high speed shenanigans, saying he had faked it all as a stunt to help promote his shop.

It’s not entirely clear if Edo built up the Enzo engine to match the FXX, or if the shop actually managed to finagle a powerplant out of Ferrari’s hands. Either way, the new engine boasts a displacement increase from 6.0 to 6.3-liters with a fully rebuilt top and bottom end. Full power comes on at an alarming 9600 rpm, with 575 ft-lbs of torque at 5800 rpm. Edo even claims that an additional 20hp is possible with the exhaust system removed – but then that wouldn’t make the car street legal, now would it?

Shift times are just 60 milliseconds, the same as in the FXX Evolutione. By comparison a Ferrari F1 car takes 40 ms to complete a shift.

Numerous weight-saving measures were also taken, dropping the overall curb weight of the car by 220 lbs. As a result of these modifications, Edo claims a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds, with a 9.0 second run to 124 mph. The top speed is an estimated 242 mph!

In addition to all of these modifications, Edo also equipped the Enzo XX Evolution with a custom aerodynamic kit.

GALLERY: Edo Competition/ZR Auto Enzo XX Evolution

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 |  Feb 27 2009, 10:39 AM

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Looking more like something that might roll out of a SoCal tuning shop like Platinum Motorsport, German tuning house Edo Competition has just released details of its version of the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

The Edo Conti GT Speed makes a total of 680hp and 649 ft-lbs of torque, thanks to a modified ECU and a stainless steel exhaust system. The new exhaust system even features butterfly valves with an optional remote so driver’s can decide when they want to open up the valves and let the full sound of the W12 engine be heard.

Thanks to these performance mods, Edo Competition claims its new GT can hit 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds and blast on to a new top speed of 211 mph!

Other modifications include 20-inch wheels (which can be custom painted) and new control unit for Bentley’s air suspension, which allows the car to sit up to 35mm lower than stock.

Surprisingly, the aftermarket extremists seem to have been outdone by the OEMs this time, as Bentley’s Continental Supersports, while making less power, has a significantly faster 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds.

For more on Edo Competition visit:

www.edo-competition.de

GALLERY: Edo Competition Continental GT Speed

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