It was just a few days ago that Czinger Vehicles revealed some details and images of its innovative hypercar, the 21C. And now, the US start-up based in Los Angeles, California, USA, has officially revealed the full specifications of its groundbreaking 21C hypercar. There will only be 80 units of the model, and all will be designed and built-in Los Angeles.
The Czinger 21C 2020 was scheduled to debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, but things are going to be difficult after the Covid-19 fears canceled this year’s, Auto Show.
The Czinger 21C is one of the first cars in the world to use a massive 3D printer. Lightweight, proprietary high-performance alloy and carbon fiber multi-material structures form the 21C chassis.
Computationally engineered, printed, and assembled, the chassis is home to an in-house designed strong hybrid powertrain that drives all four wheels. It delivers 1,250 horsepower from a twin-turbo 2.88-liter flat crank V8 engine, combined with two electric motors, one for each front-wheel drive. According to the company, its rotation threshold reaches 11,000 rpm.
The electric motors allow the Czinger 21C to cover 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.9 seconds, cover 0 to 300 km/h (0-186 mph) to 0 in 15 seconds, with the top speed reaching 432 km/h (268 mph). It reaches 400 km/h (248 mph) from a standstill and again to zero in 29 seconds. Today’s record for the same (0-400-0 km/h) achievement is 31.49 seconds and belongs to Koenigsegg Regera.
Weight is also interesting. As you expect correctly, it will not be much. The manufacturer reports only 1,250 kg, i.e., the power to weight ratio is 1:1. The interior is also atypical. It provides space for two people, but not side by side. The passenger sits directly behind the driver, also for better balance. Naturally, such a portion of power also needs special tires. These were taken care of by Michelin.
And that’s not all. There will be an even more interesting version, the 21C Lightweight. Although it has the same power and acceleration, the difference is its weight. It is lower by equal 32 kg (1218 kg), which also improves the Power to weight.