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2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Geiger Cars

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Geiger Cars

German tuner provides extra power for an American powerhouse

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. To think that a car that already has 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque on tap can still get a tuning program is truly a remarkable thing. It’s as if there are tuners out there who look at what the Charger Hellcat is capable of and still say “not good enough.” Well, that’s exactly the case with Geiger Cars, the Munich-based tuner of U.S. performance cars who just so happens to have a new tuning kit for the Charger SRT Hellcat that pumps out a total of 782 horsepower and 681 pound-feet of torque.

The numbers aren’t made up. Sure, it doesn’t reach the level of Hennessey’s just-as-insane HPE800 program, but a Charger that packs as much heat as Geiger gave it is still beyond reasonable comprehension. At the very least, a Geiger-tuned Charger SRT Hellcat has the power and performance capabilities to put some supercars in their place.

Outside of the increased power, Geiger’s program also includes a surprising body paint, a new set of wheels, and suspension upgrades that should keep the Charger SRT Hellcat in its place even as its rampaging down the road. It might be harder to do that now with all that power, but when you have a muscle car that’s all about those horses, it’s difficult to deny it from doing what it does best, especially when it has the backing of a tuner as experienced as Geiger Cars.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR by Geiger Cars

2016 Dodge Viper ACR by Geiger Cars

German tuner puts some extra hot sauce on the Viper ACR’s V-10 engine

The Dodge Viper is headed to an ignominious ending but in fairness to Dodge, the American automaker is making sure that the Viper is going out with a bang. A slew of special edition models based on the Viper ACR have sold out in record time, proving that the Viper collector market is alive and healthy. Sadly, those special editions were of limited quantity so not everyone got the chance to own one. Fret not though because there’s another way to get a non-standard Viper ACR, one that involves taking the aftermarket route. It just so happens that Geiger Cars has just unveiled its new program for the Viper ACR that comes with a performance upgrade that spikes the 8.4-liter V-10’s engine to 765 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque.

The new numbers represent an increase of 120 ponies and 79 pound-feet of torque, enough to give the range-topping Viper some serious road and track capabilities. Imagine what a Geiger-tuned Viper ACR is capable of when the standard model has already set some serious lap times in a number of race tracks. I can only think of the possibilities but for owners of the Viper ACR, they can actually find out for themselves if they avail of Geiger Cars’ tuning program.

Speaking of the program, the engine upgrade isn’t the only thing included in the whole kit. The tuner is also offering what it calls an “Extreme Aero Package,” a set of carbon fiber body kits that were added to help keep Viper ACR owners from losing control of their sports cars. The whole kit can be a bit pricey, especially when you take into account possible shipping costs. But if the need matches up with the desires, then it shouldn’t be a problem adding more juice to the already potent Dodge Viper ACR.

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2016 Ford Mustang GT 820 By Geiger Cars

2016 Ford Mustang GT 820 By Geiger Cars

German tuner gives American muscle a shot in the arm

Performance programs for cars like the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are nothing new. You can even make a case that these two muscle cars are the two most modified vehicles in the business. German tuner Geiger Cars doesn’t see it differently as it has created a pretty successful business by merely focusing a lot of its attention on building kits for both the two iconic American ponies.

The tuner’s latest program is for the Mustang and to nobody’s surprise, Geiger Cars built a kit that fits right into the ethos of the Mustang. Dubbed the “820,” the kit is comprised of aero upgrades on the exterior designed to make the ‘Stang look more menacing. On top of that, it also boasts performance and handling improvements, things that the Mustang needs when accounting for the massive engine upgrade Geiger Cars gave to the muscle car’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

Suffice to say, this is the archetype of what a tuning program for the Mustang should be like. It’s priced at a handful of pretty pennies, which you can argue is the only thing of consequence with the kit. But I imagine those willing to fork over the money won’t have any issues with the costs once they realize how much power they’ll have to play with. It’s a win-win scenario for both customer and tuner, something I reckon Geiger Cars will be more than happy to accommodate.

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR by GeigerCars

2016 Dodge Viper ACR by GeigerCars

How do you improve a car that has already set lap records at 13 road tracks in the US, including Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, and Willow Springs? The short answer is you don’t. GeigerCars could have taken its usual course of modifying the Dodge Viper ACR to turn it into the black mamba of the race track. Or, it could just try to replicate the viciousness of the Viper ACR by developing its own aerodynamic package that can replicate the sports car’s record-breaking capabilities.

The German tuner opted for the latter and so here we are. This is GeigerCars’ take on the Viper ACR and it comes with what the company calls an “Extreme Aero Package” to help improve the car’s performance capabilities and turn it into a razor-sharp street legal track car across the Atlantic.

The aerodynamic modifications on this Viper are extensive and were developed with the singular purpose of improving its handling on the track. There was very little work done on the engine - surprising, right? - but according to Geiger, any improvement on the power of the Viper’s 8.4-liter V-10 engine would’ve made the car a handful to drive in any condition.

In the end, GeigerCars reconfigured the Viper the way it intended it to. It still won’t be the fastest car on the autobahn, but with all the modifications tied into improving the car’s overall handling, I can’t imagine how awesome this car can go on a race track, especially in those tight corners.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray By GeigerCars

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray By GeigerCars

It’s no secret the Corvette C7 Stingray is a hot performer. With its 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, the C7 launches itself to 60 mph in a very respectable 3.9 seconds. Its handling is spectacular too, thanks in part to the Magnetic Ride Control shocks and other Z51-specific parts. However, improvements can always be made.

That’s where one tuner company based in Germany steps in. GeigerCars has developed a performance upgrade kit that includes new coil-over shocks, a carbon-fiber body kit, and an Eaton supercharger. That last bit helps the Stingray’s 6.2-liter V-8 produce an extra 128 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. Now pushing out 582 horses and 558 pound-feet, the Vette’s trap time should be noticeably quicker. In fact, GeigerCars claims the Vette’s new top speed is 198 mph. That’s a big improvement over the stock Stingray’s 178-mph top speed.

While General Motor’s Magnetic Ride Control allows for firmness adjustments, it doesn’t lower the car. That’s where the KW Variant 3 coil-over socks that adjust vertically between 10 and 35 mm (0.39 to 1.38 inches) up front and 15 and 45 mm (0.59 to 1.77 inches) out back come into play. Bespoke forged wheels sized 255/30R19 and 305/25R20 wheels on the front and rear, respectively, are lighter than the stock units and provide a unique look.

GeigerCars offers its kit for the coupe and convertible Corvette. There’s no final word on pricing, but with the extra 128 horsepower and higher top speed for those German Autobahns, whatever the tuner decides to charge will likely be worth it.

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 By Geiger Cars

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 By Geiger Cars

Although most of us agree that the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is awesome enough as it is, some tuning companies would rather slap their visual and output-increasing upgrades to the naturally aspirated muscle car. Renowned GM tuners Callaway Cars and Hennessey Performance have already done it with fantastic results, but it seems the list of shops looking to soup-up the Z/28’s 7.0-liter, V-8 engine up keeps getting bigger.

The latest company to join the pack is Geiger Cars, a German shop known for tuning American cars since 1979. Cadillacs, Chevys, Fords or Dodges, you name it. Geiger Cars doesn’t care about Detroit’s silly wars. If its American, the tuner will modify it, and stuff extra ponies and torque under the hood. Although the Camaro Z/28 is already sold out for the year, Geiger managed to get its hands on the track-prepped muscle car to add some magic to that brilliant engine we all love to hear.

If you live in Europe and you were worried about not having a shot at buying a Z/28, then you’d better read on and get ready to pay the folks over at Geiger Cars a visit.

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2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 by GeigerCars

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 by GeigerCars

If the Punisher ever decided to get a sports car to help him go about his vigilante way of justice on criminals, he wouldn’t be able to find a more suitable sports car than this Geiger Cars-tuned Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Already considered the most powerful Corvette in the market, there’s very little to do to the ZR1 that can improve its proverbial swag. Nevertheless, German tuner, Geiger Cars, decided to step up to the plate to take a swing, and for the most part, it smacked one out of the park.

Ok, it’s not a moonshot that left the stadium, but it definitely hit the upper deck.

As for the Punisher reference, one of the first things you’ll notice about the program is the use of what looks eerily similar to the Punisher’s skull logo, complete with eyes made out of the Corvette logo. The grey paint finish on the sports car also adds a monochrome punch of aggression that’s further highlighted by the performance mods Geiger performed on the ZR1’s engine.

Speaking of that, the American sports car’s LS9 supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine was treated to a host of new components, including new pistons, camshafts, a revised cylinder head, and improvements on the intercoolers, the air intake and the exhaust system.

The result is a drastic uptick in power, hitting 730 horses and 700 pound-feet of torque. That’s up from the ZR1’s standard 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. With the increased output, the Geiger-tuned ZR1 now hits a top speed of 220 mph.

Yeah, that much speed is still "streetable", according to Geiger. About the only thing that makes us pause is the kind of dough €234,788 ($303,700) you’ll have to fork over to own it.

Maybe the Punisher has the money to buy it.

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2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor by Geiger

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor by Geiger

Ford’s mighty F-150 SVT Raptor recently got a host of changes to make it more driver-friendly and off-road capable, but the lack of engine modifications seem to have inspired Geiger Cars to make a few changes of their own. Their package basically pays homage to Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 600 - even though probably not on purpose - with similar improvements done at an expert level.

But let’s get back to the F-150. In its standard form, the Ford truck’s 6.2-liter V8 delivers a total of 411 HP, but after the German tuner’s handywork, it now delivers an impressive 600 HP. This was done with a built-in compressor that also amounts to a fuel savings at a constant speed of 100 mph.

The package includes a few other additional features, including a six-speed automatic transmission, differential lock, 17-inch alloy wheels with massive 35-inch off-road tires BRGoodrich, a Sony sound system, dual-zone air conditioning, and numerous leather items. These changes can be applied for both the Super Cab and Super Crew Cab versions.

The problem with all of these updates is that they come with an astronomical price of € 74,900, or about $90,500 at the current exchange rates.

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 by Geiger Cars

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 by Geiger Cars

German tuner, Geiger Cars, seems to be quite passionate about American muscle cars from Dodge, so after doing some great modifications on the Challenger, they have now turned their attention to the Charger SRT8. Their new package updates the exterior and provides some power and handling adjustments.

The Charger SRT8 has been criticized by many for not being great in corners, so the first thing Geiger did was add a new set of professional springs and dampers. Combined with a new set of 22" wheels painted in matte black, this package will lower the car’s ride and improve its handling capabilities.

The next step was the addition of a compressor kit that significantly improved the 6.4 liter V8 HEMI’s engine. This allows the Charger SRT8 to deliver an amazing 625 HP - up from the standard 465 HP. Nothing was said in terms of how these changes affected the car’s performance, but we’re expecting a top speed greater than the standard 175 mph.

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Convertible by Geiger Cars

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Convertible by Geiger Cars

German tuning company, Geiger Cars, specializes in American vehicles, which is confusing considering that they have many a German cars in their own backyard. Nevertheless, we still consider these guys as one of the best tuners in Germany and their latest program for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible only adds to their growing reputation as one of the finest in the industry.

Comprising of an extensive program that includes visual and technical modifications, Geiger Cars certainly did their homework on the new Camaro Convertible. The aerodynamic kit fitted into the muscle car features plenty of new elements, including a new front spoiler, side skirts, a rear diffuser, a new set of 22" Geiger wheels, an adjustable sport suspension with stabilizers, a new Geiger sport exhaust system, and a custom metallic paint finish that adds a flavor of edginess and aggression to an already intimidating muscle car.

Under the hood of the Camaro Convertible, Geiger Cars went and smacked some modifications on the car’s 6.2-liter V8 engine, courtesy of the company’s very own Kompressort Kit. The result is a significant increase in output from the standard 430 horsepower and 430 lb/ft of torque figures all the way up to an impressive 568 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque.

Should you be interested in this fine piece of German tuning craftsmanship, Geiger Cars has given a price for the whole program, car included, at €84,900, which is around $111,350 based on current exchange rates.

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible by Geiger Cars

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible by Geiger Cars

The Chevrolet Camaro is so popular that, despite its all-American roots, the muscle car still generates tremendous amounts of interests from tuning companies a continent away.

Geiger Cars is a German-based tuning company of American cars so it was only obvious that they would come out with a ridiculous program for the Camaro Convertible.

And boy, did they ever.

On mere aesthetics alone, the Camaro Convertible looks about as hot as any aftermarket Camaro we’ve seen in a while. It’s dressed in a Black and Orange paint scheme, complete with with a new body kit consisting of a new chin spoiler, a rear diffuser, a boot lid wing, new side skirts, and a set of 22" wheels that, for lack of a better term, are bursting in orange. On top of that, Geiger also added a new adjustable suspension system and a new sports exhaust system to keep the car on its edge.

Despite the rather audacious look of the car, the performance upgrade under its hood is what makes this program a must-have for Camaro owners. Using the same 6.2-liter V8 engine from the muscle car, Geiger Cars added a supercharger system, ratcheting up the car’s output from 430 horsepower and 420 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 568 horsepower and 574 lb/ft of torque.

The whole program looks fantastic from top to bottom. That’s why you’ll need to pay premium prices - €85,000 ($116,000) - for the privilege of owning one.

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS 'Blaumatt Gold' by Geiger Cars

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS ’Blaumatt Gold’ by Geiger Cars

German tuning company, Geiger Cars, has made a reputation for itself as being one of the best European aftermarket tuning companies that deal with making programs for American cars. So if there’s a Chevrolet Camaro on the other side of the pond that needs some tuning work, Geiger Cars is one of the first that anybody should call.

One of their latest programs for the Camaro is called the ’Blaumatt Gold,’ which, as the name suggests, is named after the muscle car’s fancy two-color paint scheme. In addition to the ridiculously fabulous paint finish, Geiger Cars also gave the Camaro some aerodynamic tweaks in the form of a new spoiler kit, a new adjustable sports suspension, a new sport exhaust system, an RS package, parking sensors, a new sound system, black leather interior, and finally, a set of 22" gold alloy wheels.

Under the Camaro’s hood, Geiger Cars added a compressor kit and provided further tweaking of the engine, turning the output of the muscle car’s 6.2-liter V8 engine from the standard 422 horsepower all the way up to an impressive 500 horsepower.

In the event that you’re interested in Geiger Cars’ "Blaumatt Gold" program for the Camaro SS, you’ll need to have at least €79,900 ($110,000 at the current rates) at your disposal.

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2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT640 "Golden Snake"

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT640 "Golden Snake"

The 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a star among Mustang stars, but German tuner, Geiger Cars, has released a package that is sure to make the muscle car shine even brighter. The Mustang Shelby GT640 "Golden Snake" has undergone a transformation that includes a bump in power and a sparkling new exterior color. It can be yours for 89,000 euros, or about $126,000 at the current exchange rates.

The 550 HP aluminum 5.4 Liter supercharged V8 engine has been manhandled to deliver 640 PS (531 kicking ponies) with the use of a 2.3 liter compressor and a new exhaust system. The exterior is brightened up with a dead gold that lights up with the reflection of the sun. Geiger Cars then used matte black Geiger rims and a carbon fiber hood to contrast with the vibrant new exterior color.

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid “Tri-Mode” by GeigerCars.de

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid “Tri-Mode” by GeigerCars.de

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid came out at the tail end of 2007 and featured two-mode hybrid technology optimized for city and highway driving. The first mode allowed the driver to operate the vehicle at low speeds and low loads with the use of electric power only, engine power only or in any combination of engine and electric power. The second mode is used primarily for highway speeds with the advantage of using the full eight-cylinder engine power when the conditions demand it.

This type of technology is practically essential for an SUV’s survival in the more environment –friendly world we are becoming. This is why GeigerCars has gone a step further by transforming this two-mode into a tri-mode with the use of an LPG system. This LPG is the best environmental alternative to petrol and diesel fuel. Its gas tank holds 109 liters to allow the Tahoe Hybrid to travel adequate distances. The current price for LPG also allows for a cost reduction of 50% in comparison to other fuels. Geiger Cars is charging 56,000 Euros for Chevrolet Tahoe with an additional 4,000 Euros for the actual installation of the LPG system in Munich.

The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid runs on a 6.0-Liter-V8 engine that produces 332 PS at 5,100 rpm and 498 Nm at 4,100 rpm mated to a four-stage automatic gear shift control system with overdrive.

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Corvette Grand Sport by GeigerCars

Corvette Grand Sport by GeigerCars

For most of us the Corvette Grand Sport is a perfect car in its standard version, but even a great car can get better. That is, if you have a few thousand dollars in your pocket. The German tuner, GeigerCars has prepared a tuning package for the Grand Sport that improves both the car’s aerodynamics and performance because, hey, the car wasn’t fast enough already.

The 6.2 liter V8 engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 588 hp at 6,490 rpm and torque of 738 Nm at 4,030 rpm leaving the original and measly 430hp eating its dust. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph.

The aerodynamic package includes a wider front fender (obviously to illustrate its engine’s size) and a rear fender with additional vents, a front diffuser, and larger rear spoiler. Overhauled sway bars, shock absorbers and springs, and 18 and 19 inch light alloy rims, with 275/35 and imposing 325/30 tyres round off the powerful package.

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Hummer H2 Bomber by Geiger Cars

Hummer H2 Bomber by Geiger Cars

While winter is over in most of the world, Geiger Cars has decided this is the best time to unveil a Hummer H2 customized for any road condition including 1 meter high snow.

Called the H2 Bomber, this vehicle is equipped with Mattracks 88M1-A1 rubber tracks at each wheel measuring 40cm wide and 150cm long. The interior gets a matte silver finish with extra headlights on the roof and lettering printed in an army style, but an added element of fun can be seen in the sunroof, navigation system with a Kenwood DVD drive, roof monitor with headphones, and rear-view camera.

Under the hood the V8 engine has been tuned to deliver 398 bhp and 574 Nm of torque.

So, off-roaders, what are you waiting for? Oh yeah, next winter!

Press release after the jump.

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Ford Mustang GT "Shelby" by GeigerCars

Ford Mustang GT "Shelby" by GeigerCars

The German tuner GeigerCars unveiled the Mustang GT "Shelby", a tuning kit based on the new Ford Mustang GT. The new package comes with both performance upgrades, but also with a few styling modifications.

Under the hood GeigerCars placed a 5.4 liter aluminum engine with a 3.3 liter compressor. Thanks to larger throttle valves, a modified injection system, a 100 millimeter air flow meter and machined cylinder heads the engine delivers an impressive 810 HP at 6,700 rpm and 945 Nm at approx. 4,300 rpm. The result is an impressive 219 mph.

The tuner also added a new racing chassis as well as a Panhard rod made from chrome-moly steel including polyurethane bushes on the ends, 20" classic OZ alloy wheels and high performance brakes.

Press release after the jump.

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Cadillac CTS-V by GeigerCars

Cadillac CTS-V by GeigerCars

If you aren’t familiar with the German auto motive importers then there are only two things that you need to know. They really like anything powered by an American made V8, and they aren’t afraid to turn up the boost in order to make them go faster. Fresh off of Bob Lutz’s CTS-V Challenge, the latest addition to Geiger’s catalog is the pride and joy of Cadillac’s V Series lineup, a hot rod four door luxury sedan. In order to hang with tuned Audi RS6s and Mercedes E63 AMGs Geiger has upgraded the ZR-1 inspired supercharged 6.2 Liter LS motor from producing 556 HP and 551 lb-ft of torque to be on par with the Corvette super car, making 619 HP and 627 lb-ft of twist. The Cadillac CTS-V’s top speed has also been raised to 205 MPH to ensure that it is Autobahn ready.

Press release after the jump.

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Ford GT "Geiger HP790"

Ford GT "Geiger HP790"

The Ford GT is without a doubt one of the best blue oval cars of all time, so it is no wonder that despite being out of production since 2006 tuners are still tweaking the 21st century retro super cars today. The most recent group to turn a wrench on a GT are the U.S. high performance specialists at Geiger Cars when they readied their HP790 package for the Ford.

The Geiger HP790 is powered by a the Ford GT’s standard 5.4 Liter V8 unit, however it has been boosted by about 240 HP to produce a maximum output of 790 HP and 637 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the newfound power the Ford GT is able to sprint from 0 to to 60 MPH in under 3.6 seconds and climb all the way up to a top speed of 223 MPH. In order to keep the super car stable at speed, the GT has been lowered by about two and a half inches that eliminates whatever fender gap was in between the body and the car’s 20 and 21 inch staggered wheel setup giving the tuned Ford GT the stance it deserves.

Press release after the jump.

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