The new 1,233bhp Czinger 21C hypercar is set to target McLaren’s Speedtail with unusual 1+1 seating plus an advanced V8 hybrid
Californian-based Czinger has released full pictures and details of its all-new 21C that has been created to take the battle to the hypercar establishment.
Designed, developed and engineered from scratch to square up to cars like the McLaren Speedtail and the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, the new 21C has been described by its makers as both “groundbreaking” and “revolutionary” – even in the hi-tech world of hypercars.
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Revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the 21C is largely 3D printed – a technique that could have implications for the way all cars are manufactured in the future.
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Thanks to its novel construction and its ultra-light aluminium-carbon-fibre chassis, the 21C (named after the 21st Century) tips the scales at a featherweight 1,233kg, giving the Czinger hypercar the hallowed 1:1 power to ratio and epic levels of performance.
The powertrain blends an all-new 2.88-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with not one, but two electric motors (one to drive each front wheel). Czinger claims the hybrid V8, that screams to an incredible 11,000rpm, produces a mighty 1,233bhp. All that power is channelled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed sequential gearbox.
It’s no surprise then, that the 21C destroys the 0-62mph sprint, with the American Speedtail-rival taking a blistering 1.9 seconds. More mind-blowing is that, from rest, the LA-made Czinger can hit 186mph in 15 seconds before eventually topping out at an incredible 268mph.
With that level of performance you would hope, and expect, that the 21C has thoroughly thought-out aerodynamics to keep it stable at speeds, and you would be right.
In fact, Czinger says it will offer two versions. The standard road-going 21C that musters 250kg of downforce at 155mph and an even lighter track-focused 21C that sacrifices some top speed (236mph) for 790kg of downforce at the same 155mph cruising speed.
The reason for the high speed and advanced aero, Czinger says, is the decision to “shrink” wrap the cabin and provide and unusual jet fighter-style 1+1 seating arrangement.
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