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Wild thing – the Hummer GT


October 17, 2006

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October 18, 2006 The HUMMER GT from GeigerCars.de is certainly an eyecatcher, whether it’s at a standstill with its gullwing doors ajar, rolling at walking pace on its giant 30-inch seven league boots or exercising its 556 bhp supercharged engine hurtling the GT along the nearest autobahn at 225 km/h. The cockpit of the car is like the pilot’s console in the low flying aircraft it so very nearly is. There’s everything from color-coded instruments and a multimedia system including a navigation system, DVD player, TV receiver and two LCD-screens which are integrated in the dashboard and a specially designed roof console. It’s the high tech hamburger with THE LOT – for you, EUR133,900 (US$168,000).

The bodywork of the HUMMER H2 from GeigerCars.de is upgraded with a light blue / orange Heritage special paint and gullwing doors. The front doors can be alternatively opened conventionally or to the top like a guillotine.

The six-litre engine is upgraded by the GeigerCars.de engine experts using a supercharger kit and a stainless steel high performance exhaust system including special manifolds and a specially calibrated ECU. The modifications increase the peak power to 556 hp / 409 kW while the maximum torque is increased to 765 Nm. The road performances are excellent: The tuned SUV only takes 7.9 seconds from 0 – 100 km/h. Maximum speed is about 225 km/h.

GeigerCars.de also modified the H2 suspension to be able to safely control these high speeds. The most obvious conversion is the fitting of chromed and forged GeigerCars.de wheels in 10Jx30 dimension all around. Pirelli contributed the matching high performance street tire with the Scorpion Zero in 315/30 R 30 size. This set of wheels with tires is offered for a retail price of 28,000 Euros. Of course GeigerCars.de also offers many other wheel/tire combinations in 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28 inches diameter.

GeigerCars.de also lowers the HUMMER H2 by about 100 millimeters and installs sport anti-sway bars for reduced silt tilt at fast cornering.

The GeigerCars.de high performance brake system with 380 millimeter perforated and vented discs and 8-pot fixed calipers on the front axle provides enormous deceleration performance and resistance. The sport brake system costs 10,268 Euros.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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