Can the Germans improve the Stingray? Tuner Geiger Car gives it a supercharged shot

German tuner Geiger Cars is putting a new spin on the all-American Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, offering an array of performance and aesthetic upgrades.

Chief among them is an Eaton supercharger, which boosts output to 590 horsepower and 558 pound-feet of torque, compared to the maximum 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of a stock Stingray, equipped with the optional performance exhaust.

That’s less than the 650 hp and 650 lb-ft Chevy itself will offer in the (also supercharged) 2015 Corvette Z06, and it also trails the fire-breathing Corvettes produced by Hennessey.

Still, nearly 600 hp isn’t bad. It’s enough to get the Geiger Corvette to a top speed of 199 mph.

Related: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible revealed

Geiger is also one of the first tuners to try aesthetic as well as performance upgrades. Given how good the stock Corvette already looks, that’s a risky move.

A carbon-fiber body kit includes new front fascia with splitter, side skirts, and a rear spoiler and diffuser. The car also rides custom 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, and sits lower to the ground thanks to sport-tuned suspension.

It all makes for a more menacing Corvette, and the black-and-gold color scheme makes it look like a pissed-off bumblebee.

The entire package is available in Europe for 113,000 euros, or about $145,155 at current exchange rates, although individual items like the supercharger and body kit can be ordered a la carte. Geiger isn’t discussing U.S. availability right now.


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