This is the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar that costs $ 1.7 million and has a top speed of 268 MPH
This is the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar. Under the name Czinger 21C, only 80 are made with a command for a purchase price of $ 1.7 million.
That’s not cheap. But it is also not a small-scale project with grand visions that are hashed in a barn with an Epson and a donor motor.
Built in its hi-tech premises in Los Angeles, it is manufactured with advanced revolutionary technology tools and powered by a proprietary V8 hybrid powertrain that produces more combined power than a Bugatti Veyron and has a top speed of [gulp] 268 miles per hour.
The world’s first 3D-printed hypercar: say hello to the Czinger 21C – the first high-performance limited-run vehicle with an abundance of 3D-printed parts
Czinger (pronounced with a silent ‘C’, such as the famous chicken sandwiches from KFC) Vehicles has released the first full images of the 21C prior to its worldwide debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next month.
The news is that it is 3D printed. Although not everything.
The substantial parts of the chassis that are exposed to the highest loads are made using the revolutionary production process, which in theory should be cheaper and more precise than traditional production processes.
Recycling these parts should also be easier, so it has the added benefit of being better for the planet than most fire-breathing hypercars.
These 3D-produced components must also increase rigidity, which means that they are more rigid to handle the abundance of performance that goes back and forth through the astronomically expensive four-wheel prints.
Czinger (pronounced with a silent ‘C’, such as the famous chicken sandwiches from KFC) Vehicles has released the first full images of the 21C prior to its worldwide debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next month
Only 80 21C models are being built, each costing as much as $ 1.7 million
The news is that it is 3D printed. Although not everything. Substantial sections of the chassis that are exposed to the highest loads are created using the revolutionary production process
And it has a lot of hypercar reference potential. The used engine is the own 2.9-liter V8 with a double turbocharger from Czinger, which is mounted in the middle of the chassis.
The maximum power of the gasoline engine is more than 900 hp with a red whaling line of 11,000 rpm.
The power is sent to the rear wheels using a seven-speed sequential gearbox, while extra wattage is used to pump performance directly to the front wheels.
The front axle has two electric motors that are powered by a 2kWh lithium-titanate battery. This energy supply is supplemented with kilowatts from a rear-mounted generator, piled up at the rear for the distribution of the primary weight.
In theory, 3D-printed parts must be cheaper and more precise to produce than traditional production processes
We are not sure where this man wants to place that surfboard? Although Czinger has not announced suitcase dimensions (which are likely to be a few liters) or a roof rack, we doubt it can carry such large items
Recycling 3D-printed parts should also be easier, so it has the added advantage that it is better for the planet than most fire-breathing hypercars
These engines not only make the 21C an all-wheel-drive hypercar, but also add an injection of horsepower to the comparison – with a total amount of no less than 1,233 hp.
That is more than a LaFerrari. More than a Mclaren P1. Well, it floods the Bugatti Veyron and Aston Martin’s Valkyrie. Only the newest Chrion from Bugatti – with 1500 hp – can beat it in a duel with Top Trumps.
But although the power statistics are huge, the weight is not.
In fact, it is in the realm of the 1: 1 power-to-weight ratio that hypercar makers constantly want to achieve.
The scale tilts at 1250 kg wet, it is about the same as a Volkswagen Up city car.
The result is a number of performance figures that make your driving license an endangered item.
These 3D-produced components must also increase rigidity, which means that they are more rigid to cope with the abundance of performance that goes back and forth through the astronomically expensive four-wheel prints
The Czinger 21C is powered by a hybrid engine that consists of a proprietary twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V8 petrol engine and two electric motors. They combine to produce no less than 1,233 hp
The Czinger 21C can reach 62 mph from a standing start in a mind-boggling 1.9 second and has a top speed of 268 mph
Accelerating a standing start to 62 km / h takes 1.9 seconds. That is probably less time than it took your computer, phone or tablet to load this page.
The top speed is a monumental 432 km / h – or 268 km / h for us British.
Fortunately, Czinger promises that you will sit comfortably while propelling yourself about a job (because you would lose your driving license for another ten lives if you tried those speeds on the public highway) with these brain-melting speeds.
The cockpit is designed to offer the ideal driving position, but also the optimum weight distribution location in mind, with a second passenger seat directly in the back of a Maverick-and-Goose jet layout.
Maverick and Goose layout: the cabin is ultra aerodynamic because it has the shape of an arrow. This is due to a 1 + 1 seating position, with the passenger seat directly behind the driver
The brand has also confirmed that a ‘Lightweight Track Configuration’ is coming with a circuit-ready aeroset that more than triples the downforce being produced
This LA starting car manufacturer has produced a car with more power than a LaFerrari, Mclaren P1 and Bugatti Veyron
This gives the 21C a perky pointed shape, which Czinger calls ‘line logic’.
“Every opening line (cut) on the car connects two graphical or functional features, and strong, athletic surfaces flow around the performance core of the car,” it claims.
The announcement document adds: “The bodywork encased in shrink-wrap surrounds the chassis and forms the front and rear overhangs tightly around the wheels.”
There is also a dash of comfort, thanks to a tire with material maker Alcantara – which means that the cabin must be covered with the soft material. The LA car brand has also been helped by American furniture designers Vitra AG, which has made support seats for you and your only passenger.
The inclusion of 3D-printed parts means that it is super light. In fact, tipping the scale at 1,250 kg wet is about the same as a Volkswagen Up city car
Czinger had to rely on Michelin services to create a specific tire that meets the requirements of all the power that the 21C produces
Czinger has also collaborated with Michelin to develop 21C-specific tires that can handle the enormous performance of the car.
The brand has confirmed that there will also be a ‘Lightweight Track Configuration’ – in case you don’t feel completely at ease when using a one-of-80 vehicle that weighs as much as a Smart car but is full of as many horsepower as an M1 tank on public streets.
It has a reduced weight of 1,218 kg and a completely different aeroset that more than triples the downforce. This results in a lower top speed.
With a decrease of 236 km / h, you will probably agree that it is still sufficiently fast enough for most of us.
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