Ford’s GT may no longer be in production but a string of aftermarket tuners are injecting plenty of life into the retro-styled supercar. The latest tuner to wave its wand over the legendary car is Germany’s GeigerCars, which has managed to increase engine output by a staggering 29%. The blown engine now develops 701hp (523kW) and peak torque of 837Nm (617ft-lbs). The end result is a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 211mph (340km/h).
Extracting that much performance from the already highly strung GT engine is no small feat. Engineers needed to install a much larger supercharger, which increased boost pressure from 0.8 to 1.25bar. The engine’s ECU was recalibrated to suit and new throttle valves and a sports air filter were also installed. Other modifications to the powertrain include a high performance exhaust system with 110mm diameter tailpipes.
To make sure all that power gets to the ground GeigerCars developed an adjustable suspension package that lowers the car by up to 60mm. This works in combination with a new set of light alloy wheels measuring 21in up back and 20 in the front with 325 and 245mm tires fitted respectively.
It’s great to see the developers left the gorgeous lines of the Ford GT untouched. The only difference to the standard model is the removal of the rear bumper to accommodate the new exhaust system but other than that it looks completely stock.