German tuner Geiger Cars is the rare European aftermarket company that specializes on American vehicles. It’s a distinction the company has proudly worn on its sleeves and with a history of impressive programs, it’s a badge of honor that’s certainly well-deserved.
Recently, Geiger Cars added another feather on its cap with the introduction of its new program for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 . Re-christened as the Camaro LS9, the tuning program covers an expansive set of modifications done on the Camaro ZL1’s body and engine. No surprises there, considering it is, after all, Geiger Cars we’re talking about.
One look at the new Camaro LS9 and you’re immediately drawn to the sharp-looking exterior that mixes a white body finish with a neon green touch on the front fender flares, the side sills, and the rear underbody. The Camaro also has a revised grille, a new spoiler, race-inspired tow hooks, and a new set of 19- and 20-incch Goysar wheels wrapped in Michelin Cup tires. A bar code design graphic on the doors round out the exterior modifications, adding a distinctive style to what already looks like a sportier and more aggressive looking Camaro.
Pop open the hood and you’ll notice that the engine configuration has been dramatically improved with the additions of a new pistons, upgraded camshafts, a new crankshaft, a larger intercooler, and optimized cylinder heads. With all those new components added into the Camaro ZL1’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the muscle car’s output rockets up to an incredible 780 horsepower and 725 pound-feet of torque, good enough to blast the coupe off the block and reach 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. A quarter-mile time of 11.9 seconds is similarly impressive, as is the 210 mph top speed that the Camaro LS9 is now capable of hitting.
The program is impressive all the way around, which largely explains why it’s also expensive. For all the bells and whistles of this tuning kit, Geiger Cars is charging €138,090, which is just under $190,000 based on current exchange rates.
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Gallery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2013 Chevrolet Camaro LS9 by Geiger Cars
The redesigned grille highlights the new-look front profile
The rear profile looks completely different, doesn’t it?
Those wheels look like they were developed specifically for this program.
Interior changes were minimal, which, admittedly, is a bit of a disappointment.
Shhh! There are 780 horses sleeping under that hood scoop.
Enjoy this angle of the Camaro LS9, fellas. There’s a good chance that’s the side you’re going to see a lot if you decide to race this muscle machine.
GEIGER CARS PUSHES THE CAMARO TO 338 KM / H
Speed freaks take note . The Munich-based U.S. car specialist Geiger Cars has the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 again really helped on the jumps . Result: The named after the compressor Geiger Cars Camaro LS9 runs incredible 338 km / h top. Its 780 hp ( 574 kW) bring the legendary American muscle car in just 3.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h, and the quarter mile sprint is done in 11.9 s . To match the impressive performance of his latest tuning project, tuner legend Karl Geiger has come up with an exclusive , dynamic design for the over- Camaro.
The Camaro ZL1 as a base fails with 68,000 euros. For lush ZL1 features include leather sport seats , air conditioning, six-speed manual transmission and a Boston sound system. The complete LS9- tuning by Geiger Cars includes, among other things, a comprehensive package to improve performance , a high-performance racing suspension and exclusive optical finishes. Thus, costs of over- Camaro by Geiger Cars Total 189,000 euros (including the cost of the ZL1 basis). For this, the discerning customer will benefit from the finest ingredients with which the already extremely dynamic Camaro ZL1 is the perfect driving machine and an absolute eyecatcher .
To brutal engine tuning , the Camaro gives the 191 additional horsepower, including: Large intercooler, supercharged LS9 , boost pressure increase , forged high-performance pistons , finely optimized cylinder heads , camshaft and crankshaft. Thus, the Geiger Cars Camaro not only develops enormous 780 hp output , but also for the enormous torque of 984 Nm at 4,200 rpm speed. A KW race suspension with adjustable mounts holds the LS9 Camaro on the track as well as racing stabilizers and a stiffened rear axle. The front 285 and rear 335 mm wide Michelin Cup tires sit on noble Goysar forged rims in 19 and 20 inch rear . Sport brakes provide adequate delay , a sports exhaust for powerful V8 sound and a comprehensive design package , including painting , remodeling and front fender flares for the appropriate dynamic look .