• Apr 16, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of Black Edition Z06

German tuner Geiger Cars is partial to modifying American cars, so it was an obvious choice to use the Corvette Z06 as a base for its latest special edition car. Dubbed the Corvette Z06 Black Edition, Geiger adds a unique body kit with a Ferrari F430-ish rear end and LED taillights, as well as a more aggressive front lip. Black painted rims are available in both 18- and 19-inch sizes, as well. Output of the 7.0-liter V8 is listed as unchanged at 505 bhp and 470 lb-ft torque, although Geiger does offer a Stage 1 performance kit for the Z06 that includes a new air intake system, upgraded exhaust manifolds, and a free-flowing exhaust system good for 542 bhp. We would insert a joke right here about KITT from Knight Rider or maybe Darth Vader, but it's been a long day and there's not much else to say besides that's one blacked-out 'Vette.


[Source: Geiger Cars via WorldCarFans.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Except those tiny headlights, this Vette looks very good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think the car looks hot, but the tail has to go!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The rear end still has that 'stuck on' look with the nasty panel gap running straight up and down but it is a big improvement on the stock arse.
      I like the stock vette but the rear is especially ugly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I second that. It's completely out of place and quite frankly I thought the C6 rear fascia was one of the most defining part of the car.

        The sum it up: *yawn*
      • 6 Years Ago
      Black wheels, that's classy... and what's with the copied a.ss. Uglier than normal Z06 and that's a lot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just give me the LPE 630 hp Heads and Cam package in a Black on Black Z06.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The data for the Geiger stage 1 kit are wrong
      according to German sources Geiger offer a 591PS (583hp) kit, including new exhust mainfolds, stainless steel exhust system incl. race cat, new airbox, larger air-mass flow sensor, improved inlet mainfolds, new valve springs, valve plate mode of titan, changed camshaft, change throttle valve, new programmed engine managment. Classic n/a engine modification..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeahhhh....nice try but carving the rear with another butter knife wont fix the boxy butt design flaw to begin with.

      Adding smaller tail lights to the rear kinda gives an illusion of shrinking the rear, but its still big and obtuse.

      C'mon GM, let those guys who did the CTS-V take a stab at the Corvette. At least redo the walrus stub looking side mirrors. What is with the large bulbous designs???? didnt work for the GTO and barely works for this car.

      We know you can build engines and drive trains GM. But Porsche fans have a point. Beauty is not its best trait by far. Hey Geiger Cars, you're gonna have to replace the rear glass, rear quarter panels, bumper, too really shrink the butt down.

      /rant off




        • 6 Years Ago
        "But Porsche fans have a point. Beauty is not its best trait by far."

        Heh... I'm a huge Porsche fan (obviously), but the Vette is one of the few American cars I really like. Would I ever cross-shop them? No, not really; I don't really consider them competitors. I am also one of the few people out there who seems to think the C5 looked amazing and isn't quite so sold on the regular C6 (and Z06). Yes, I know the C6 is the superior car by far, but I think the smoothness and fluidity of the last gen was beautiful and striking. This particular edition here though is somewhat bizarre. Agreed with everyone who says the tail looks too Ferrari-ish
      • 6 Years Ago
      In the hood we would call that "Murdered Out" not blacked out... peace
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whoa! the damn exhausts are bigger than the tail lights! (I like)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like they tried to copy a F430 in the rear.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Guilty. I just scanned over it and checked the pictures.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like you didn't read the article.
        • 6 Years Ago
        definitely reminiscent of the 612... doesn't mean it works on this car though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I see 612 Scag
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks weird still. Quite unsettled.

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=GULTHfJp69U

      The butt is still too big for those bee size tail lights. I'll be waiting for the skyline hoopla to die down. I'm curious to see what the price will be in 24 months.

      until then long live the corvette! (minus the big butt and walrus stub side mirrors)


      • 6 Years Ago
      the tail lights seem too small to fit the rear end
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