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Friday, February 8, 2008

VW Touareg, Porsche 996 Turbo, Ford GT and Maserati MC12 XX by Edo Competition

Tuning companies’ portfolios are growing larger, no matter the kind of car. No matter if it is station wagon, sedan, SUV or coupe, all cars are in demand. We assess Germany as the country of unlimited possibilities, at least in the area of automobiles. It makes not odds, if you are owner of a sporting station wagon or an uncompromising full-blooded sport car – Germans can adjust anything. One of such companies is specialist on pure sport vehicles as for example Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9, Porsche GT2 RS, etc. Not by accident they say, that Germans are tuning maniacs and this is true also for the company Edo Competition, which has dispatched four representatives: Porsche 996 Turbo, VW Touareg, Ford GT and Maserati MC12. You wouldn’t find more powerful lineup.


Behind all this stands one passionate German motorist Edo Karabegovic. After some time spent in one Ferrari workshop in the south Germany and some traveling around the world with various racing teams, he gained enough experience and knowledge to start his own business. 2001 was a breakthrough year, because this is when the special Porsche 996 GT3-R was born. This moment started the tuning history of this German company – Edo Competition.

By now, this company created more than 20 modified high-class vehicles. Today, we want to introduce you one quartet, which is really worth it.


VW Touareg Tuning
There’s no need to introduce this luxurious SUV. It’s been some years from his birth, but the demand for it still doesn’t decline and this true also for tuning companies. Several modified versions of this cross-country has been made. However, until now, we have written about the “old” version.

It is not so long ago, that the new version of popular VW Touareg was introduced. And some time after this, first visual-performance packet appeared.

On the outside is the modified Touareg different with expressive red-black paintwork. The interface between red, which starts at the front part, and black is designed in such a way, that the red continuously fades with look of strokes of paintbrush. I don’t know why, but I find this combination of colors very suitable for a car. Tuners really knew, what they wanted to reach.

Exterior + interior
Design and interior adjustment wasn‘t worked out in a difficult way, tuners preferred sporting decency.

In the front part of the bumper is new bottom part GFK, which includes a large central opening for air delivery to the cooler of engine, a pair of side openings with integrated fog lights and regular headlights, and chromium grille. Almost all openings are filled out with black expanded metal. Sometimes, less can be more.

At the side of the car were added very sporty side sills and chromium plates on every door. It may look like, it is not enough, but side sills perfectly fit the style and overall essence of this SUV. More aggressive elements would be beside the symbiosis of car and style. The rear part is characteristic with diffuser with central opening and four round exhaust tips with diameter 89 mm, which are based on stainless cat-back system for more sharp sound. This will certainly help Touareg to get noticed.

Aluminum pedal set and other details are natural parts.

Engine modification of any vehicle indicates, that tuners are not satisfied with what is default stored under the hood. In every engine, some potential is hidden and this is twice evident in VW Touareg. By modification of control unit and by means of added sporting filter, the tuners increased the power of 5-liter 10-cylinder by 70 horse powers.

With this increase of power, the suspension had to be adjusted too. In place of stock alloys, there are new two-color three-part twisted alloy wheels with dimensions 10,0x22 inches with tires 295/30R22. Behind them is new braking set of brake-wheels with 360 mm and 6-piston calipers. Moreover, pneumatic suspension with adjustable height was added.


Porsche 996 Turbo Tuning
Vehicles Porsche have always been symbols of sporting spirit in motor sport. Ferdinand Porsche certainly didn’t thought of what success his car make may have, when he manufactured his first car. Porsche family grew very quickly and constantly created new members. One of them is powerful Porsche 996 Turbo, which became the target of team of Edo Competition company.

All was initiated with red-black paintwork, which is identical with paintwork of modified Touareg. Everyone has to make his own opinion about if this style fits the character of this German car.

Since the vehicles Porsche are proud owners of aerodynamically elements with a decent amount of sport exclusivity already in their stock versions, guys from Edo Competition better didn’t try to change it. What is perfect, can’t be made better. So, only a bottom spoiler under the front spoiler was added. This, with its aerodynamical shape, creates a pleasant harmony with the rest of the front part.

And we suppose we don’t have to mention the car looks more aggressive. Furthermore, all front openings were stocked with protective grills, to support the more powerful engine. Simple and impressive.

Much more was done inside of this German sting. Also here rebounded the desire for more power – stock 420 horse powers were obviously too few for tuners. Because of this, under the hood was installed more powerful turbo and sporting filter BMC-Sport. The result is better performance – but not just because of these changes. Besides that, new exhaust system terminated with four robust exhaust tips (because of higher amount of emissions), sporting clutch and the improved transmission were installed. Result – astonishing 585 horse powers (438 kW) at 6790 rpm. With this you can do miracles :-).

Safety above all. This sentence is probably slogan of every tuning company and in Edo Competition, they interpret it as height-adjustable pneumatic suspension and powerful disc brakes. In front, these are drilled brake wheels with 370 mm with 6 pistons, in the rear, there are 342 mm wheels with four pistons. There was place also for beautiful and relatively large alloy wheels booted in low-profiles 245/35R18 in front and 315/30R18 in the rear. These are 18 inch three-part alloy wheels painted black with dimensions 9.0x18 in front and 12x18 in the rear. System, which controls pressure in tires is a matter of course.


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