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When Germany’s GeigerCars decided to modify one of America’s top performance cars, designers looked to an Italian carmaker, specifically Ferrari, for inspiration for their latest kit. The new car is the GeigerCars Corvette Z06 Black Edition, and it features a custom rear end that draws obvious styling cues from Ferrari’s 599 and F430 supercars. The back now sports a new bumper with an integrated diffuser, LED taillights and chrome exhaust tips.
The rest of the car maintains the factory look with only a few subtle pieces added including a custom front lip and forged alloy wheels. Underneath the hood is where most of the modifications take place. Engineers have bumped power up to 542hp (389kW) by adding a sports air-filter, custom exhaust manifolds, steel bed catalysts and remapped the engine’s ECU. The sprint time from 0-100km/h is reduced to about 3.7 seconds, while maximum speed is increased to about 327 km/h.
GeigerCars also offers a high performance brake system and suspension set-up with new springs replacing the standard transverse units. Multi-piece chrome wheels measuring 19in can also be specified. Inside, developers added carbon-fiber panels, and handcrafted leather trim. Pictured below is GeigerCars's 2006 edition Corvette Z06, which you can compare directly with GM's own Corvette ZR1 supercar
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