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Los Angeles based Czinger debuts its 21C Hypercar

By Lisa Curtiss on 14th April 2020

Newcomer to the high-end automotive world, Czinger Vehicles announces the launch of its super-limited edition 21C hypercar.

Only 80 21Cs will be built, each using a cutting-edge manufacturing process comprising state of the art technology tools integrated into a patented Divergent-Czinger production system which includes automated design and optimisation software, patented additive manufacturing driven processes, high accuracy automated assembly, and novel performance materials. The 21C is the very first vehicle born from this revolutionary system.

The 21C isn’t all about the latest tech though, as it is assembled by a team of artisans, from the fit and finish of each and every part – from seat brackets to suspension components – to the hand-crafted carbon fibre and multi-layer, show quality paintwork.

Designed and manufactured from the ground up by the Czinger team in Los Angeles, California, the 21C is underpinned by an advanced lightweight, proprietary high-performance alloy and carbon fibre multi-material chassis. Computationally engineered, printed and assembled, the chassis is home to an in-house designed strong hybrid powertrain that drives all four wheels.

Achieving a true 1:1 power to weight ratio, a 2.88-litre, flat crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle, and an electric motor assigned to each front wheel drive the 21C to 0-62 mph in an astonishing 1.9 seconds, 0 to 186 mph in 15 seconds and 0 to 248 mph in 29 seconds. At 329hp (324bhp) per litre, Czinger’s priorities are clear – maximize power to weight and power efficiency.

Two continuous front traction motors and one combined crank-driven generator and starter (to ensure the power from the lithium-titanate batteries is readily available when needed) completes the strong hybrid set-up, which has 1250 hp (1233 bhp). This is paired with a seven-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with a hydraulic actuated multi-plate clutch to complete the entire drivetrain, which is designed, developed and built by Czinger.

The 21C’s iconic design originates from the concept of functional art. Performance driven “Iine logic” gives rise to the car’s dramatic shape. Every opening (cut) line on the car connects two graphic or functional features, and strong, athletic surfaces flow and wrap around the car’s performance core. Rooted in aerodynamic efficiency, the 21C’s in-line seating creates a narrow cabin that pierces the air.

The shrink-wrapped body hugs the chassis, tightly sculpting the front and rear overhang around the wheels. Never has a production car combined all of these design elements. Czinger’s revolutionary technology enables this design breakthrough. The result is a car that looks like nothing else on the planet.

Coming soon to LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: Motoring writer Mark Gallivan will be talking to Jens Sverdrup, the chief commercial officer of Czinger. Please check back soon to read this great feature.