The very first 3D-printed car, the Czinger 21C, has had its full spec sheet revealed, and it’s safe to say we’re very excited. The tandem-seated hybrid hypercar looks to destroy everything before it with its simply mind-numbing performance and lightweight chassis. Oh, and there’s a race version…
Let’s start with the juicy bits, the engine. It’s partly powered by a 2.88-litre flat-plane V8 that sits in the middle of the chassis. It sports a pair of turbochargers and revs up to a spine-tingling 11,000rpm. It sends this power through a 7-speed sequential gearbox.
On top of that sits an electric motor at each front wheel to not only provide an AWD layout, but also a total output of 1,233 hp. And unlike normal EVs, it uses lithium-titanate batteries for faster charging over its lithium-ion brothers, similarly to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
Weighing only 1,250kg, the 21C has that 1:1 power to weight ratio that every automaker dreams of. Thanks to this, the numbers are astonishingly good with a 0-62mph time of 1.9 seconds. The quarter-mile comes in at 8.9 seconds, and 186mph will arrive in just 15 seconds. Keep the throttle planted and you’ll reach speeds of 268mph.
Czinger also tells us that 0 to 248mph comes in at just 29 seconds, which is faster than the revered Koenigsegg Agera RS.
Then there’s the race version. This focusses on track-use, and therefore aerodynamics. Compared to the road version that produces 250kg of downforce at 155mph, the racing version produces a stupendous 790kg at the same speed thanks to a bigger wing and enhanced aero trickery. This lowers its top speed to a very disappointing (I’m being sarcastic) 236mph.
When can we see it?
It will be revealed in the flesh at the Geneva Motor Show on the 3rd of March. Unfortunately, they’re aiming to build only 80 cars at around $1.7 million each.