Another boutique manufacturer is throwing its hat into the hypercar ring to take on the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg. Hailing from Los Angeles in California is Czinger, which has revealed its first product, the 21C.
The new hypercar features an array of unique design and engineering cues. Czinger claims the production process of the 21C is "revolutionary" and that its design process is a 21st century take on coachbuilding, as each unit is assembled by a team of artisans.
The American firm says the 21C’s design originates from the concept of functional art and its performance-driven “line logic” influences the dramatic shape. To make the hypercar more aerodynamic, the cabin has been given a narrow design while the shrink-wrapped body tightly hugs the chassis.
Driving the 21C is a twin-turbo 2,88-litre V8 (with a redline of 11 000 r/min!) mounted to the middle of the chassis. It sends power to the rear axle via a seven-speed sequential transaxle gearbox with a hydraulic actuated multi-plate clutch. Additional juice is sourced from a pair of high-output electric motors attached to each front wheel (these also provide torque vectoring) making for a combined power figure of 919 kW.
Coupled with the hypercar’s kerb weight of 1 250 kg, it’s claimed to achieve a 0-100 km/h time of 1,9 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 8,1 seconds and a top speed of 432 km/h. Czinger says the 21C will also complete the sprint from zero to 400 km/h and back down to zero in 29 seconds, which is 2,49 seconds faster than the record set by the Koenigsegg Regera in September 2019.
A lightweight track option is also on the cards, with a lower kerb weight of 1 218 kg and top speed of 380 km/h. The downforce is increased from 250 kg at 250 km/h to 790 kg at 250 km/h.
The 21C will make its first appearance at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show in early March.