2006 Geiger Corvette SC 524 Kompressor
With its 524 hp (386 kW) 6,190 rpm and its peak torque of 637 Nm the Corvette C6 with Geiger SC 524 Kompressor engine is among the world’s most powerful sports cars. And with a sprint time of 3.7 seconds from 0 – 100 km/h and a top speed of 201 mph (325 km/h) the sports car from Munich is also among the world’s fastest street-legal cars of its kind.
The engine specialists of Europe’s leading tuner of American cars have developed a supercharger conversion for the six-liter V8 engine of the Corvette C6 that is available in two different versions: The SC 524 specification costs 23,371 euros, including installation and precision calibration on the test bench. This price includes the Eaton screw-type supercharger which is driven via a cogged belt directly by the crankshaft. It comes with an integrated water-cooled intercooler.
The conversion further includes a more efficient air intake system with two sport air filters and a special throttle, a stainless-steel high-performance manifold, metal catalysts and the Geiger stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with four large tailpipes. Newly programmed engine electronics coordinate the optimal interaction of all new performance components. Special ventilation holes in the newly designed hood provide improved airflow in the engine bay.
The Geiger front apron was designed to be simply exchanged for the production bumper, thanks to its excellent precise fit and the retention of the original mounting points. The large oval-shaped air inlet provides ample supply of cooling air for radiator, oil cooler and the air conditioning system. The lateral openings are designed to optimize the flow of cooling air to the front brakes. The integrated front spoiler reduces aerodynamic lift on the front axle.
The Geiger rear apron was also designed to simply replace its production counterpart. Its upper end features a longer separation edge, which in combination with the diffuser integrated into the lower part reduces lift on the rear axle. In addition the Geiger rear apron lends the Corvette an even more striking rear appearance.
The Geiger sill edges are available in two versions with or without additional air ducts for improved cooling of the rear brakes.
The multi-piece Geiger chrome wheels in size 9.5Jx20 in front with 255/30 ZR 20 tires and in size 11Jx20 with 305/25 ZR 20 tires on the rear axle are as striking in appearance as they are beneficial for the car’s handling characteristics. The set costs 6,999 euros.
Geiger furthermore offers various options for tuning the suspension of the new Corvette. The list of products ranges from a lowering kit that lowers the ride height of coupe or convertible by some 30 millimeters to a Geiger sport suspension with struts that replace the production transversal leaf springs for even more dynamic handling, to sport sway bars for front and rear axles.
To keep the enormous performance potential of the SC 524 Kompressor safely in check at all times Geiger offers two versions of a high-performance brake system for the C6 model. The front-axle system, available for 4,175 Euros, consists of vented and perforated 355 x 32-mm brake disks and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers.
Naturally Geiger also offers exclusive interiors for the Corvette C6: The list starts with carbon applications for dashboard, center console and door trim, and culminates in masterfully crafted fully leather interiors in any color and design imaginable.
GeigerCars offers customers a choice of either buying fully converted cars starting at 87,990 Euros or of converting their existing cars to Geiger specifications.
|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Munich, Germany|
|price $||$ 107,000|
|engine||Cast Aluminum V8|
|aspiration||Eaton Screw-type Supercharger|
|valvetrain||OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl|
|displacement||5970 cc / 364.3 in³|
|bore||101.6 mm / 4.0 in|
|stroke||92 mm / 3.62 in|
|power||390.8 kw / 524 bhp @ 6190 rpm|
|specific output||87.77 bhp per litre|
|torque||637 nm / 469.8 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Composite Body Panels over Hydroformed Steel Frame w/Aluminum & Magnesium Structural Components|
|driven wheels||RWD w/Electronic Traction Control|
|wheel type||Multi-Piece Geiger Chrome|
|front tires||255/30 ZR 20|
|rear tires||305/25 ZR 20|
|front brakes||Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|front wheels||F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist|
|f suspension||Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers|
|wheelbase||2686 mm / 105.7 in|
|front track||1577 mm / 62.1 in|
|rear track||1542 mm / 60.7 in|
|gear ratios||2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1|
|top speed||~325 kph / 201.9 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.6 seconds|
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