With 21C, here meaning 21st century, Czinger has created a hypercar that tests the limits of modern day technologies, performance goals and design innovations.
Created to be at the cutting edge of what is possible in automotive development, the 21C uses computational manufacturing processes – never before seen on a vehicle in this scale – to create a lighter, stronger, more agile, performance-focused hypercar, with an innovative in-line seating arrangement.
Two aspects that make the 21C’s performance possible are high power density and low weight. Lightweight track configuration specification, the 21C weighs in at 1218kg. Road-oriented specification, the 21C weighs in at 1250 kg.
Additive manufacturing processes have enabled a freer way of thinking, not limited by tooling, to create a chassis and parts that are optimal and lightweight—harking back to nature and putting mass only where mass is needed.
The complete powertrain is also borne of this method of thinking, and was designed, developed and created by Czinger. Keeping the internal combustion engine alive is crucial but by using clever engineering innovations Czinger has kept up the power of the 21C, the weight down, and all at a 11,000 rpm red-line.
Starting with the internal combustion part of the engine which has a total output of 950hp, Czinger has created a 2.88-litre, flat-plane crank, 80-degree bank angle V8 with two 73mm turbos as a base and added a strong hybrid function to take it to a total of 1250hp. This strong hybrid setup comprises two advanced axial flux motors, one for each wheel, producing up to 370Nm and 150kW of peak torque and power. It’s paired with a seven-speed automated sequential transmission gearbox, also made in-house, to complete the drivetrain.
Lightweight track configuration has the optional full-race dog gearbox for the fastest possible shift times, along with an additional downforce package 790kg + @ 250 kph and rear seat delete with optional race kit bag.
Road-oriented specification has the road-biased synchromesh configuration for smoother everyday shifting.
Displayed courtesy of the Czinger company, Los Angeles, California from Friday 13th March to Sunday, 15th March 2020.