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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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