Czinger may be new but the people behind it have been developing the technology in the 21C for a long time. Czinger CEO and founder Kevin Czinger in 2015 unveiled a vehicle called the Divergent Blade that served as a proof of concept for a new type of construction where 3D-printed components are fused together using a patented process and reinforced with carbon fiber elements to form a strong yet very light structure.
Power in the 21C comes from an in-house developed hybrid powertrain that sends a combined 1,233 horsepower to all four wheels. The powertrain consists of a bespoke 2.88-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 boasting a flat-plane crank, as well as three electric motors. Two electric motors power the front wheels while the V-8 powers the rear pair. A third electric motor acting as a generator is mated to the V-8, sitting between the engine and a 7-speed sequential transmission, and ensures the vehicle’s fast-charging lithium-titanate battery is always topped up.
The result is mind-boggling performance for a road car. According to Czinger, the 21C will hit 62 mph from a standstill in 1.9 seconds, 186 mph in 15 seconds, and 248 mph in 29 seconds—before topping out at 268 mph. The 21C will also complete the quarter-mile in 8.1 seconds, the company promises. Czinger worked closely with Michelin to ensure the 21C’s tires will be capable of such performance.
Czinger has priced the 21C from $1.7 million and only 80 examples will be built.
Czinger will present both the standard 21C and track-focused version at the upcoming Geneva debut.