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…Edo Competition took on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640?

Edo Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

When you start with a car that’s as close to perfect as the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is, there isn’t much room for improvement. Never ones to leave well enough alone though, Edo Competition managed to squeeze out an extra 23 horses from the V12 thanks to a new ECU, airflow, and exhaust, bringing the total to 663 horses and 498 lb-ft of torque.

To complete the package, Edo also added a new rear wing with an adjustable lip, carbon fiber interior trim, and a backup camera.

Oh, and this:

Edo Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Sticker

[Edo Competition – Lamborghini Murcielago LP640]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren?

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is no newcomer, but the guys from Germany have recently created a few more options for their well-intentioned (and well-heeled) buyers.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722

If you’ve got the need for speed, the new 722 Edition takes out any of the street left in this supercar, and replaces it with pure race.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Engine

The supercharged, hand-built 5.5-liter AMG V8 now puts out 650 horsepower, the suspension, now 10 millimeters lower, features a stiffer damper configuration, and the brakes, now larger, ensure that you can bring everything back into reality just a little bit quicker. Visual changes include a new front spoiler with air splitter, a rear diffuser, and a collection of carbon fiber for that sporty look.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

If the plans for your SLR don’t include daily trips to the track, but you still want something different, then drop the top on the new Roadster edition, and hit the highways in style. The roof, made of a newly developed material, is good to go at 206 mph, and lowers in just 10 seconds; perfect for an impromptu photo session with the paparazzi. Even with the top down though, Mercedes claims you can hold a conversation at 125 mph, which is great for complimenting your passenger on their newly styled, wind restyled hair.

Sidepipe exhaust, gills, propeller nose, and suave sophistication are all still standard.

[Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Saleen?

Saleen History

Steve Saleen started out like any other Mustang tuner, adding more horsepower, more handling, more good looks, and more sexy to an already potent platform. Since the mid ‘80s, he’s been testing, tuning and tweaking his cars to get every last bit of performance out of the blue oval.

Saleen S7

Then, in 2000, Saleen did something that few others in the car world have been able to master: he designed and built his own car. The jump from bolting parts onto an existing car to designing your own car from the ground up is huge, but the S7 quickly dominated both the track and the street, proving that Americans can play the supercar game just as well as the Europeans can.

Saleen Mustang

Saleen’s current line-up includes the S7 (with 1000 twin turboed horsepower), the S281 Mustang (including a 550 horsepower Extreme version), the S331 Sport Truck (including a 450 horsepower supercharged version), and the new Parnelli Jones limited edition collaboration Mustang. If it’s fast, and it’s American, chances are, it’s Saleen.

[Saleen, Inc.]

[Wikipedia – Saleen]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: You?

Edit: Somehow this didn’t make it out on Tuesday, but here it is anyways.

Are you the type of person who lives in your garage, trying to squeeze every last drop of horsepower and handling out of your grocery getter? Do you think speedy and sideways are much better ways of driving than slow and safe? Are you hoping to one day be featured on DYH’s Tuner Tuesday? If you answered yes to any of the above, then today is your day. That’s because tuning is all fun and games, but seat of the pants feel for improvements can only take you so far. Eventually, you’re going to need some cold hard numbers to back up your claims of monster horsepower and dangerous drifting. Enter: DriftBox and GTech-Pro. These devices are designed to spit out more data from your windshield than you ever thought possible. So what makes these things tick?

DriftBox

DriftBox

The DriftBox is “a powerful GPS based Performance meter that can also measure the drift angle of your car and your lap time”. Designed for the sliders, it’s a professional level tool based on the same system the judges of the Japanese D1 Grand Prix series. It measures time, distance, speed, position, g-force, lap times, and drift angle 10 times a second using a high performance GPS engine and sophisticated motion sensors. If you’re looking to slide your ride but you want to know more than just “Hey, that felt right”, then pick up a DriftBox and put a judge on the inside.

G-Tech Pro

GTech-Pro

Since 1994, GTech-Pro has been the leader in the performance meter market. Their current lineup, the SS and RR, give you more information than you ever thought possible from one little box. They measure horsepower, torque, 60 ft. times, 1/8 and 1/4 mile times, 0-60 and 0-100-0 times, handling Gs, and even serves as your tachometer with a built in multi-stage shift light. Using three separate sensors, GTech claims accuracy of +/- .4 mph, +/- .01 seconds, and +/- 2% for the power figures, and has over 10 years of experience to back up those claims. If you’ve always wondered just what that new air filter or exhaust system did to your power, the GTech system has your answer.

So if you’re the type of person who is looking to build the ride of your dreams with your very own hands, there’s no better way to test and tune than with a DriftBox or a GTech-Pro (or both) by your side.

[DriftBox]

[GTech-Pro]