There was a lot of news on Czinger when the company first revealed its 3D printed 21C. It was an entirely new way of building a car, and while we were more interested in how it was made than what they made, the company has resisted the pandemic, and are now planning the release of the car.
The supercar retains the same name, 21C, and a lot of it is the same as we saw all that time ago. Its seating position is tandem style with a central position in the car, and a 2.88-litre flat-plane crank V8 accompanied by a pair of electric is still looking to produce 1233 horsepower. Pulling your head out from the engine bay, though, and you’ll see that the body shape has changed a bit. It’s now wider by 2050mm, but thanks to its 3D printed and efficiently designed chassis, it only weighs 1,240kg. Yep, that means it has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.
It is, as you’d expect, incredible fast, with a 0-62mph time slated at being just 1.9 seconds. 0-186mph will be only 8.1 seconds. If you keep your foot in it and set the car up in its low-drag ‘vmax’ mode, the company is expecting it to reach a ridiculous 281mph. Obviously, this drops quite a bit with a high downforce setup, and while we haven’t been told the figure, it will likely be a tad higher than the stated 236mph of the concept car. Even then, who cares when you’ve got 615kg of downforce at 100mph helping you stick to the tarmac. At 200mph, that rises to 2,500kg.
The twin-turbo engine is developed by Czinger itself, and will deliver 1332 horsepower if you hand some cash over for the higher output upgrade. Not only will it launch you into next week, but it’ll accompany the journey with a screaming 11,000rpm redline. All of the power from the engine goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed sequential gearbox. The front wheels will be driven by the electric motors.
A price is yet to be confirmed, but $1.7 million (£1.2 million) was mentioned during the concept reveal. Only 80 will be built through the company’s innovative 3D printing technique, so we’ll be very excited to see them on the road, if we’re lucky enough.