German Tuner Slaps Challenger Hellcat With Extra Schnitzel

Sometimes Even The Germans Want More American Muscle

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a car that can easily break traction whilst already travelling at
highway speeds. It absolutely does not need anymore power, so naturally, an over-the-top tuning company has gone and done just that. The company is question is Germany’s Geiger Cars, which has slapped the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with more boost (thanks to a new supercharged pulley), changed the thermostat and retuned the ECU. Together, these modest upgrades have boosted the 707 horsepower Hellcat to an extremely immodest 890 horsepower. This Dodge Challenger Hellcat also now makes 750 lb-ft of torque – up from 707 lb-ft.

It’s refreshing to see a tuner from Germany – a place home to BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and their respective performance divisions – seeking out and upgrading American muscle. Geiger Cars specializes in American performance vehicles for the German market. It sells and tunes various Ram, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Cadillac and Shelby products.

Geiger has given its heavily tuned Dodge Challenger Hellcat a more robust driveshaft as well – which may not be as exciting as what’s happened under the hood, but is necessary so the car doesn’t shred itself to pieces. Devil’s Rim wheels from the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon make their appearances here, as well. It definitely carries an unapologetic presence. And being in Germany, it’s bound to draw curious reactions from onlookers.

Rounding out the changes is a Geiger-designed hood meant to mimic the Air Grabber hood found on the Challenger SRT Demon and a custom vinyl wrap with red, grey and black stripes and rather strange ‘Cerberus’ branding. A “hellhound,” perhaps. Geiger’s Hellcat is for sale for €129,000, which is equivalent to around $144,500 USD. Worth it? Considering our tuning options here in the ‘States, probably not. Will some rich German or Dutch person with a strange taste for American muscle buy it anyways? Most likely.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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