Ford GT Geiger HP 790
Ford's modern entertainment for its GT40 racing car in the 1960s may have completed its production run, but the tuner has certainly not completed it. Geiger, a German tuning company, has remodeled the road car. It's not that there is something wrong with this... although I may have objections to their choice of colors.
GeigerCars is a German tuning firm from Munich that specializes in working on American cars, rather than the traditional Porsches or BMWs or other home market offerings. This is their third big to-do car after turning out a Dodge Challenger SRT-8 and a Corvette Z06 Bi-Turbo. The bottom line on those cars, if you consider horsepower to be the bottom line (and most of us do) is 569 HP for the Dodge Challenger SRT-8 and 890 HP for the Corvette Z06 Bi-Turbo. GeigerCars calls their latest effort the “Geiger HP 790”, and they also call the color “eye-catching bright green”. Well it IS hard to miss, I’ll give them that.
Geiger squeezed the bajeebus out of the engine, and by cranking the boost up garnered a 240 HP increase from the stock 5.4 liter V8 engine allowing it to reach a peak of 790 horsepower. The Germans did this by ditching the stock 2.3 liter capacity blower and fitting a more powerful 4.0 liter compressor that is now cranked up to over 1.25 bars of boost. Geiger also fitted larger throttle valves and a sports air filter. They also up-rated the engine and gear cooling systems as well as engine electrics. The blower-enhanced V8 reaches maximum power at 6320 rpm and its maximum grunt of 863 Newton meters arrives at just 4600 revolutions.
All this work results in zero to 100km/h times of just 3.6 seconds. The Ford GT Geiger HP 790 hits the 200km/h mark 6 seconds later and reaches 300 kilometers an hour in 22.8 seconds.
Geiger has also specially developed a coilover suspension for the car that features adjustable pressure and rebound damping. They’ve also lowered the ride height 60-millimeters and mounted some matt black alloy wheels (sadly outlined in the car color) that are 9×20 inchers up front and 11×21 at the rear. Tires are Dunlop SP Sport Maxxs, 245/35R20 on the front and 325/30R21s out back.
No, they didn’t mention what the whole thing will cost you.
Here’s Geiger’s presser:
PRESS RELEASE GeigerCars.de GmbH – Ford GT Geiger HP 790
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