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So-Cal hypercar Czinger 21C to debut on Geneva show stage

Lightweight 1,250-hp hybrid AWD hypercar will have production of just 80 units

Published: February 21, 2020, 11:00 PM
Updated: February 29, 2020, 4:50 AM

Czinger 21C

Ahead of its public unveiling at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show, Los Angeles-based Czinger (the “c” is silent) has revealed details about it limited-run (just 80 units) hypercar, the 21C, which will be available in road or track variants according to purchasers’ desires.

The car was designed and developed in Southern California by a small team of designers, engineers and scientists, and uses a proprietary production process using cutting edge technology, including automated design and optimization software, patented additive manufacturing driven processes, high accuracy automated assembly, and novel performance materials. The lightweight shrink-wrapped body covers a narrow cabin with in-line seating for two

Czinger 21C

It features a lightweight alloy and carbon-fibre multi-material chassis, that helps keep overall weight down to 1,250 kg (1,218 for the track) and cradle the high-revving 2.9-litre flat crank twin turbo V-8 mounted midship powering the rear wheels, with a high-output electric motor at each front wheel (powered by lithium-titanate batteries) completing the hybrid powertrain.

Total output is 1,250 hp (1:1 power to weight ratio), with control provided by a 7-speed sequential shift automatic to take the car to 100 km/h in a reported 1.9 seconds, sprint through the quarter mile in 8.1 seconds, and attain a top speed of 432 km/h (380 km/h in track gear).

Czinger 21C

For the street, the aerodynamic bodywork produces 250 kg of downforce at 250 km/h (add on some special pieces for the track configuration to up downforce to 790 kg at that same speed), and high-efficiency braking combines with the powertrain to take the 21C from zero to 300 km/h and back to zero in 15 seconds, and the 0-400-0 run takes 29 seconds.