Germany’s Geiger Cars brings its Corvette Z06 to a top-speed shoot-out in Italy, taking on the best tuners in Europe with twin-turbo, big-bore American power.
Story by Ian Kuah
Photos by the author
Each year, Continental Tires invites Europe’s top car tuners to southern Italy for its Nardo High Performance Event. The competition is simple: The team that sets the highest top speed wins. Modified Porsches have dominated the event, with other German brands usually filling up the rest of the leader board. This year, however, an American car is vying for overall honors—a Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Munich, Germany’s Geiger Cars has been specializing in American vehicles since 1979. Though it imports new and used cars and sells many of them as-is, Geiger is best known for its modified machines—and it pulled out all the stops with the Corvette it brought to Nardo. The factory “Z06 505 HP” badges on its flanks no longer tell the truth: They are pessimistic to the tune of 385 horsepower. While the Geiger Z06 Bi-Turbo’s claimed 890 bhp is bested by the 1,000 ponies of the 9ff-modified Porsche 911 Turbo, the Corvette, with its lurid Kermit-green paint scheme, is definitely the most eye-catching machine present. Will it be the fastest?
Be sure to check out the April issue of Corvette Magazine to find out the results ! In the meantime note the hood sitting on the beast is none others than an ACP World Challenge Hood manufactrured by ACS. Below is a video of the WC hood inner panel being robotically trimmed.