OK. I am not being totally accurate with the post title. The chassis of the Czinger 21C Hypercar is not entirely 3D-printed. However, it is totally true that a large chunk of it was produced with additive manufacturing process.
Czinger (pronounced “zinger” with a silent ‘c’) C21 is designed, manufactured and assembled in Los Angeles, California using “the world’s most advanced production technologies” that is set to revolutionize new car manufacturing process.
You can learn a little more about this game-changing manufacturing process in a video posted by Top Gear HERE.
As for the car, the performance is as radical as its Le Mans-isque look. Powered by an in-house developed hybrid powertrain that puts out a combined 1,250 horsepower, the Czinger 21C is capable of wiping the century spring (0-100 kph or 0-62 mph) in mere 1.9 seconds, and it takes less than half a minute to get to 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) and back to 0 again. Holy smoke. That’s insanely quick!
It is a two-seater hypercar, but the configuration is not quite what you might have imagined. The vehicle’s architecture is centered around driver-focused and it actually has a two-person in-line seating configuration. Yup. Like a quad bike.
Driving the real wheels is a 950 HP 2.88L flat-plane crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle that produces 550 lb-ft (745 Nm) of torque and it has a 11,000 rpm redline. Meanwhile, two electric motors on the front axle fill out the rest of the claimed 1,250 HP. And yeah, it is an AWD, alright.
With a curb weight of 1,218 kilograms (2,685 lbs), Czinger C21 achieve the dream power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. The engine is mated to a seven-speed “automated manual transmission gearbox” (basically, sequential shift).
Czinger 21C Hypercar will make its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 (March 03-15) on March 03. If you are there, you can find this superlative American hypercar in hall 1, booth #1030.
The Czinger 21C Hypercar reportedly will have a $1.7 million price tag when it goes on sale (no idea when, though) and it is not just crazy expensive, it will be limited too. Only 80 units with road and track-oriented variants will be offered.
All images courtesy of Czinger.