Czinger 21c Hypercar launched in Britain
Czinger unveiled its groundbreaking 21C in London yesterday, and confirmed it’s the first in a series of exclusive vehicles that will use its cutting edge technologies and design elements.
Although the first offering from Czinger is a Hypercar, they do not want to be just a Hypercar manufacturer. Limited to just 80 vehicles, each 21C will be hand built in Los Angeles.
The new 21C engineers each component’s design, performance and weight to achieve a better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. For example, the front upper control arm is hollow with a three-dimensional internal structure and uses high-performance alloys specifically designed for the functionality of the component. As a result, its weight is a fraction of a traditionally tooled variant and it is significantly stronger, thereby reducing un-sprung mass and increasing performance.
The 21C is customisable from both specification and individual personalisation points of view. Two specs, road and a lightweight track variant, were presented yesterday at the London event. Both cars boast Czinger’s in-line seating set up.
Amazingly for a Hypercar, the Czinger only has a 2.88 litre engine. Although this is a V8 and has twin 73mm turbos, with an 11,000 rpm redline. Combining this internal combustion engine with something that sounds like it should be in Back to the Future, an axial flux motors, results in a total output of 1233 bhp.
Combining this powertrain with a seven-speed automated sequential transmission gearbox, Czinger will offer its customers two specifications. The first is a full race gearbox for fastest possible shift times, and the second is a more road-biased synchromesh configuration for smoother everyday shifting.
What also sets the Czinger 21C apart from many of the current crop of Hypercars is its jet-fighter seating, placing the driver in the middle of the vehicle, with a passenger behind, to create ultimate weight distribution and connection to the road.
Capable of an 8.1 second quarter mile, 0-62 mph in 1.9 seconds, 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) to 0 in 15 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) to 0 in 29 seconds. At 329 hp (324 bhp) per litre, Czinger’s priorities are clear – maximise power to weight and power efficiency.
We have as yet to confirm the cars availability for The British Motor Show, but it will be in great company in our Supercar Paddock where some of the most beautiful and powerful cars ever made can be seen up close and personal. HINT HINT Czinger.