If we didn't know better, we'd assume the Czinger 21C hypercar is just like any other from a start-up brand. They're claiming an outrageous output (1,250 horsepower), an outrageous top speed (450+ km/h), and it looks outrageous too.
Now Czinger can add another unique claim to that list: most of the components on this hypercar are 3D-printed.
Yes, most of what you see on the 21C was designed, developed, and printed in-house by Czinger. Unfortunately, the company did not disclose which parts are 3D printed, but we can probably guess that some of the panels and pieces under the skin have been made via that process. It may not be viable for large scale auto manufacturers, but it may be a good process for low volume exotic automakers like Czinger.
The 21C was first introduced last year and has been significantly improved for 2021. Czinger claims the vehicle pictured here is the “final production-spec”. This means it's more or less what the final product will look like once it enters production. Compared to the concept from last year, the 21C is now wider at 2,050mm. It also has a dry weight of under 1,240kg, giving it a perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.
Under the hood, it uses an in-house developed 2.88-liter twin-turbo V8 mated to a 7-speed sequential transaxle gearbox. The engine is assisted by two electric motors, each powering a front wheel. As a result, the 21C has all-wheel drive and even torque vectoring. Total output is rated at 1,250 horsepower with a redline of 11,000 RPM. There's also an optional upgrade that bumps it up by 100 horsepower. Want to use alternative fuels? The V8 can run on several different fuels, including carbon-recycled methanol and other e-fuels.
Czinger claims it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds, and 0 to 400 km/h only takes 21.3 seconds. The company adds it can do the quarter-mile in 8.1-seconds. With that, not a lot of cars will be able to keep up with the 21C apart from the newly revealed Rimac Nevera. Well, that's on paper at least.
Only 80 units of the 21C will be built globally. There's no price yet, but we're certain it will redefine what it means to be expensive.