• Nov 27, 2009
Geiger Ford GT HP790 - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Geiger, the German tuner with a fascination with American performance cars, generally produces modified vehicles in not-so-subtle and "look at me!" variations. This Ford GT encompasses both varietys, with plenty of performance upgrades to boot. Geiger has previously modified the Blue Oval's retro supercar and ended up with impressive results - 701 horsepower, 617 lb-ft torque, and 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

This latest version takes it one step further, and the 5.4-liter V8 now produces 790 horsepower and 637 lb-ft torque thanks to a larger 4.0-liter supercharger that replaces the stock 2.3-liter unit as well as a larger throttle body and a new air filter. Geiger claims the same 0-100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds, probably limited by traction, but top speed has been stretched to 223 mph. Hit the jump for more details on this lime green beast and browse through the high-res image gallery below.




[Source: GeigerCars.de]

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Red is supposed to be the standard colour of warning. US car specialists GeigerCars.de from Munich have turned this established wisdom on its head, presenting their hottest shot with eye-catching bright green paintwork. The Ford GT "Geiger HP 790" is the third star after the Dodge Challenger SRT-8 (569 HP) and the Corvette Z06 Bi-Turbo (890 HP).

Karl Geiger's latest creation lives up to its name: the super sports car's 5.4 litre V8 engine can reach a terrific 790 horsepower, an impressive 240 HP more than its series equivalent. The source of this explosion of power? Above all the replacement of the series-produced 2.3 litre with a more powerful 4.0 litre compressor which blasts the combustion chamber at over 1.25 bars. Larger throttle valves and a sports filter were also installed to supply the eight cylinders with even more fresh air. The engine and gear cooling systems had of course also to be adjusted to the new design as well as engine electrics.

Geiger HP 790 shoots to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, breaks the 200km/h mark 6 seconds later and reaches 300 kilometres an hour in only 22.8 seconds - all this to bloodcurdling roars from the two 110-millimetre sports exhaust tail pipes - an in house development. Thrust and air resistance don't balance until you hit 360km/h. The supercharged V8 reaches maximum power at 6320 rpm and its maximum torque - 863 Newton metres - at just 4600 revolutions.

No question that a ride like this is not for the beginner, but experienced drivers will find the specially developed coilover suspension a great asset. Its hydraulic shock absorbers have adjustable pressure and rebound damping which can be set to suit drivers' needs and preferences - and of course the terrain.

Low and wide: the classic Ford sports car proportions are taken even further with 60-millimetere lowering. The wheel housing can't high superb matt black alloy wheels outlined in the car colour, mounted in 9x20 inches at the front and an impressive 11x21 at the rear. 245/35R20 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres on the front axle ensure precise transmission of wheel commands whilst the drive axle 325/30R21 tyres constantly fight for grip and traction - if only so they don't disappear in a cloud of blue smoke.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ford GT is an amazing looking car
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great car but a horrible color. This one of those cars that needs any kind of appearance changes. But every one of these modified cars made makes the completely stock one worth more in 25 years.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're not joking, my friend. I wish I could snatch up a dead stock GT and mothball it for the next 40 years and make an insane profit at auction. Anyone who has the money and the time could get one of these for an amazing investment. Unfortunately for me I'm a broke senior at University of Texas and can only dream.

        More realistically within the next few years I hope to sell my Neon SRT-4 and nab a low mileage Ram SRT-10 for day to day, collector's item status.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That should have said does not not any changes. Sorry about that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know for a limited production car this car has had quite a few tuner and special edition versions including the GTX1 conversion. Only a little over 4000 of these cars were built.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That was my thoughts.
        If i could afford a Ford GT, it certainly would at least have to appear to be factory original.
        One would think the guys that could afford this car would have no interest in one that has had the outside messed with.
        • 5 Years Ago
        GTX1 is my dream car. This is crazy! Look at the size of that charger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The green does not look that great on this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      those rims look like the 1 from the porsche cerrera gt
      • 5 Years Ago
      A bit bright but its not all bad. The color matched wheels really kill it though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ford please bring the GT back or at least the Shelby GR-1 or Shelby Cobra concept, we need something to compete against the Corvette and GT-R.
        • 5 Years Ago
        True, but keep in mind the GT wasn't intended to compete with the Corvette in general. It is a supercar. The closest comparison would probably be the ZR1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Poopy: No one (in this thread) makes fun of their product. Also no one suggests that Ford should build a supercar and then go baknrupt because of it.
        We just love (to drool over) supersports and Ford seem to have a clue how to design them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1
        I can't wait when the time comes for Ford to build another (super)sport halo-car. GR-1 could had been it - something "in your face", something that does not apologize for having only two seats and high carbonwhatever2.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Even though Ford hasn't cleared the storm yet, now might be a good time to build something outrageous. It will generate a lot of headlines and a lot of buzz and put Ford in a positive light. It would be like a good advertisement, showing that Ford can take on the world.

        Then again, a RWD Lincoln might be a better use of money...
      • 5 Years Ago
      God awful color, my eyes hurt.
      This car is one of the best bargains for the money and just looks gorgeous.
      It will look great 50 years from now.
      My neighbor has a gorgeous dark blue one with the white stripe down the middle.
      I say a red one with the white stripe last week and there is a car dealer here in town with the most awesome one in the Heritage Blue colors.
      Head turner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Power: Good.

      Color: Garbage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I must own one of these cars someday.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish they would bring the car back or some form of it. There should be a Corvette competitor. Maybe after the new Focus, Fiesta, Explorer, etc come along.
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