The Czinger 21C is the newest crazy hypercar on the market
It has finally happened. California-based Czinger has developed a 3-D printed hypercar that will go 0-60 in under 2 seconds, and on to a top speed of nearly 270 mph. The newest in a world of high-powered and high-performance hypercars, the Czinger 21C does stand out both in technology and in appearance.
The 21C stands out from the rest of the hypercar world for its engine setup, or more specifically its multiple engine setup. The 21C features a 2.88 liter twin-turbo V8 that revs to 11,000 rpm and two electric motors. This potent mix pushes out 1,250 horsepower in full hybrid mode and propels the 21C to a top speed of nearly 270 miles per hour. The performance figures keep getting more impressive however, as the 21C will run the quarter mile in 8.3 seconds and weighs just 2,755 pounds.
Designed originally through Czinger’s company Divergent 3D, the 21C started life as the Blade concept car in 2015. The production model 21C took inspiration from the fastest aircraft ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird with a top speed of 2,193 miles per hour. The 21C comes in two flavors, the 21C hypercar and the 21C Lightweight track car, but the pair puts out nearly identical figures for horsepower, acceleration, and handling.
The Czinger 21C features a 1+1 configuration, meaning tandem seating. This makes for the most aerodynamic shape possible for the car, as well as reducing overall width. The car uses a sequential seven-speed gearbox to power all four wheels.
The body is composed of 3-D printed carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, and as a result has one of the lowest drag coefficients of recent hypercars. For such innovation, the price of the car obviously had to be raised, with a sale price around $1.3 million for the 21C roadgoing variant.