The hills echo with the yowl of a cranked-up Lamborghini V12 as the speedometer needle swings past 120 mph. A corner looms large, and with a stab at the brakes and a crackle from the engine as the transmission drops down a gear, the car is into the bend. The rear slips wide, and if you’re waiting for the typical Murciélago’s all-wheel-drive system to catch you, then you’re in for a bit of a shock.
Because this 2009 Lamborghini LP710 by Edo Competition is the rear-wheel-drive raging bull we’ve all been waiting for.
This is a truly terrifying moment. The ground is wet, this is one of just five Christian Audigier special editions from Edo Competition, and the car costs $642,390. We suddenly wonder if we have the talent to keep up with a car that Lamborghini itself has said is simply too mad to make.
But then came the magic words of Edo, the master tuning specialist who has worked with some of the world’s most exotic cars at Edo Competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen, a little German town in Westfalia. And as he promised, this rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini slides through bends beautifully, as benign as a Hindu cow and much more talkative.
Source: Inside Line