• Jan 2, 2009
Click above to view the supercharged Geiger H3 in our hi-res gallery

Mention the name Geiger to a physicist and you're likely to hear about the man who discovered the atomic nucleus and the meter that bears his name. To automotive tuning fanatics, the name refers to the aftermarket firm that turns lethargic HUMMERs into tarmac-chomping beasts. But we're not so sure the two are that far removed.

Geiger's latest project is another riff on the relatively (and only by comparison) "small" H3, tinkering with the truck's reactor core to pump up its radioactivity. The stock H3 comes with a 3.7-liter inline-five producing a paltry 239 horsepower and 241 little torques, though it is available with a 5.3-liter V8 which still only manage 300hp and 320 lb-ft of twist. Along comes Geiger to fit a supercharger to said eight-cylinder, boosting output to 423 megatons horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. So equipped, the 5000-pound Geiger'd Hummer can reach 60 miles-per-hour in an admirable 7 seconds. 380mm discs gripped by six-pot calipers bring it all back to a halt, surrounded by 22-inch wheels bearing 305/40 Continental rubber. The interior, decked out in carbon fiber, is a matter of taste, but we love how Geiger revives classic racing livery: After their custom H2 popped up in a baby-blue and orange Gulf scheme, this H3 brings back the iconic striped white Martini livery popularized by Lancias on the rally circuit and Porsches on the track. Check it out for yourself in the gallery below.


[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wouldnt be surprised if this was somehow funded by our auto bailout money :)

      "Thank you America"
        • 6 Years Ago
        it was sarcasm colin. A comment on the lack of oversight in all these bailouts. Like the fact that chrysler spent millions of the bailout money taking out adds to thank america.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering it says GeigerCars.de on the door I highly doubt it was "funded by bailout money." Use your brain.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm taking bets this gets negative miles to the gallon :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        That would be great, because then it would give you gas for every mile you drove...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not enough plastic doo-dads, carbon fiber whatcha-callits or pin stripes... Just too subtle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why? Why do this. Why are people wasting time making SUVs into sportscars?

      Then build a sportscar...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like to point at drivers of blinged out SUV with monster wheels and low profile tires. Once I get their attention, I laugh and point and laugh.....

      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF do great racing (car) liveries of the past (usually associated with Porsche) have to do with Hummer???
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybe it transforms into a robot named Jazz.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They really NEED a 6 speed in there!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd have to say that's pretty cute.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never got all the buzz about the Hummer's off road ability. I was in an infantry unit for a number of years, and we stranded the H1 military version in the mountains several times. Thank goodness the deuce and a half could always pull the Hummer out and then outrun it back to base! And yes, it does seem sacreligious to have Martini and Rossi livery on this thing. I think of Porche 917s, 935s,936s, and lightweight Carreras. I also think of Lancia Rally and Group C cars. Up next is the Gulf liveried fill in the blank 5000lb SUV. But it seems to be the rage these days to look to the past for ideas. Sometimes it is good, sometimes not.
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