Ford GT Geiger HP 790 unveiled

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Check out this new performance package for the Ford GT that's brought to us by GeigerCars. The package is named the Geiger HP 790, which features a larger 4.0-liter compressor (up from the stock 2.3-liter unit), new throttle valves, a sports air filter, improved cooling systems, and revised engine electronics.

With these modifications, the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 is able to generate 790 horsepower and 863 Nm of torque.

The car is then able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 9.6 seconds, and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 22.8 seconds. The Geiger HP 790 has a top speed of 360 km/h (224 mph). When it comes to performance, GeigerCars didn't scrimp.

The vehicle received a specially-developed coilover suspension (which reduces the ride height by 60mm), a sports exhaust system with two 110mm tail pipes, and massive matt black wheels (9x20 front, 11x21 rear) outfitted with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires. GeigerCars outdid itself this time.

If you recall, Geiger's original tuning package for the Ford GT (with a 3.3-liter compressor) produced 701 bhp (523kW) and 837 Nm of torque. It went from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds (0.1 seconds faster than the HP 790) and achieved a top speed 340 km/h (211 mph).

Providing the needed juice for the vehicle is a standard 5.4 Liter V8 engine that is tuned to develop 790 hp of max output at 6320 rpm and 863 Newton meters of max torque at just 4600 rpm. The Ford GT Geiger HP790 is backed by a specially developed coilover suspension that could prove to be very useful during a dynamic ride.

Moreover, the vehicle features hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable pressure and rebound damping that can be adjusted according to the drivers' needs and preferences and may vary depending on the terrain. Furthermore, the vehicle is now lower by 60 mm, thereby boosting its wide and low sports car proportions.

Power is sent to its superb matt black alloy wheels – 9 inches x 20 inches at the front and 11 inches x 21 inches at the rear – wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires – measuring 245/35R20 on the front axle and 325/30R21 on the rear axle. Both tires provide excellent grip and traction – enough to support the dynamic sporty power that is personified in the Ford GT Geiger HP790.

Press Release

Ford GT Geiger HP 790

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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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