Have you ever wanted to own a Chevrolet Corvette track car? Well, if you are, you must know that you don’t have to settle for the new ZR1 with an output of 755-horsepower (563 kilowatts). That is because German tuner GeigerCars started offering a circuit-ready variant of the Z06 Carbon 65 Edition. It definitely is a track car, because it comes with a roll cage, and a safety harness. Apart from that, it has been equipped with a supercharged 6.2 liter V8, which now makes it a little more powerful, with as much as 759 horsepower (556 kilowatts) and 729 pound-feet (989 Newton-metres) of torque.
To still keep its identity, Geiger Cars made sure that Carbon 65 Edition still keeps as much carbon fiber as it can. This is what makes it special and extra lightweight. When looking at it, the exterior comes with a new front end with a revised grille for better airflow, fender vents, tweaked side skirts, and a sub-frame with an integrated diffuser by Geiger. For the spoiler, customers can choose how they want it to be - from a subtle flat piece to a full racing setup. Overall, Geiger Cars’ treatment gave the Z06 Carbon 65 Edition a more aggressive look, without making it look too crazy.
Geiger Cars was able to boost the standard Z06’s power from 650 horsepower to 759 horsepower, as they replaced its regular 1.7 liter Eaton supercharger with a 2.3 liter screw-type unit. This has been paired with the stock transmission, which could be an eight-speed automatic or a seven-speed manual. The throttle, intake and engine software had all been tweaked as well. The upgraded model can now reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds, while reaching a max speed of 209 miles per hour (337 kilometers per hour). That is pretty good when compared to Chevy’s own ZL1.
As mentioned earlier, the cabin gets a new Heigo roll bar, together with four-point racing harnesses. The tuner expects their buyers to take this car to the track, which is why all these upgrades are being offered.
For those of you who are interested in what Geiger Cars has to offer, you don’t necessarily have to get the whole package, but instead, you may get these upgrades individually. The costs are the following: the bodykit (9,600 euros), engine upgrade (12,900 euros), cooling system (15,500 euros), suspension revisions (4,290 euros), HRE wheels (7,400 euros), roll bar and racing harness (2,600 euros and 1,099 euros).
If you add all these up, that will be 53,389 euros for the upgrades alone. But you could also opt for a brand new Z06 Carbon 65 Edition for 136,000 euros, which includes a short driving course at the Green Hell.