The bigger picture: Czinger 21C hypercar
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Los Angeles carmaker Czinger’s 21C ‘hypercar’ is set to hit roads late next year.
To build the car, which has 1250 horsepower (1350 with an upgrade) and a top speed of 253mph in optional low-drag V Max configuration, Czinger used its in-house 'Human-AI' production system and 3D-printing technology.
Each component is manufactured using this technology and is computationally engineered using AI, optimised for weight and performance, and carefully finished by hand. The system can even switch from creating a rear frame to a full chassis with only a software change.
Although it will only have an initial production run of 80, Czinger chiefs hope the 21C will be the first in a series of exclusive performance vehicles.
With 1250hp and a dry weight under 1240kg, the 21C claims a true 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. It also features all-wheel drive with a strong hybrid powertrain that includes a 2.88-litre, flat-crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle, two high-output electric motors, each powering a front wheel with torque vectoring, an ultra-light, sequential seven-speed automated manual transmission gearbox.
It can use a range of fuels, including carbon recycled methanol and other e-fuels.
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