Czinger Unveils 21C in London

AutoInformed.com on Czinger worldwide reveal in London UK.

CEO and Founder Kevin Czinger at worldwide reveal in London, UK.

Czinger unveiled its 21C in London, UK yesterday, and confirmed it is the first in a series of vehicles that will use its proprietary technologies “to explore the limits of creativity and performance.” (pronounced “zinger” with a silent c) All will be vehicles built for discovery and pleasure in cutting edge design and performance. (AutoInformedFirst Glance – Czinger 1250 Horsepower 21C Hypercar)

CEO and Founder Kevin Czinger addressed attendees and viewers on its live stream claiming it’s a performance vehicles company, not just a hypercar manufacturer. Named because it’s designed, built and manufactured for the 21st century, the new 21C hypercar uses Czinger’s technology to engineer each component’s design, performance and weight. The result achieves a better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Limited to 80 vehicles, each 21C will be hand fit and finished in Los Angeles, California.

As an example, the front upper control arm is hollow with a three-dimensional internal structure and uses “proprietary, high-performance alloys specifically designed for the functionality of the component.” Its claimed weight is a said to be “a fraction of a traditionally tooled variant and it is significantly stronger, thereby reducing un-sprung mass and increasing performance.”

The 21C is adaptable from a specification and individual personalization points of view. Two specifications, 21C and a lightweight track variation were presented. Both cars are powered by Czinger’s in-house developed drivetrain and eccentric in-line seating architecture.

Named as the world’s most power dense engine and located mid-vehicle, Czinger released full specifications of its 2.88-litre, flat-plane crank, 80-degree bank angle V8. With twin 73mm turbos, and an 11,000 rpm redline, the in-house developed engine has an 84 x 65mm bore x stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio, has four valves per cylinder and full flex-fuel capability. Combining this internal combustion engine with axial flux motors producing up to 370 Nm and 150 kW of peak torque and power means the Czinger 21C’s total powertrain has a claimed total output of 1250 hp (1233 bhp).

Due to the small vehicle architecture, thermal management includes developing novel “Thermal Syphons” that pulls cool air from below the engine across the turbos and headers and syphoning the hot air out of the decklid.

Combining this powertrain with a seven-speed automated sequential transmission gearbox, Czinger will offer its customers two specifications. The first is a full race dog gearbox for fastest possible shift times, optimized for track use and the second is a more road-biased synchromesh configuration for smoother everyday shifting.

It’s able  to provide a claimed 8.1 second quarter mile, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 1.9 seconds, 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) to 0 in 15 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) to 0 in 29 seconds. At 329 hp (324 bhp) per liter – it exploits power to weight and power efficiency. With 1250 hp and dry weight under 1200 kg, of which the chassis is just 120 kg, it has a true 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

The Czinger chassis not only has traditional structural and safety systems as but also integrates functions sch as cooling, fluid routing, and exhaust sound management.

Czinger’s next event will take place at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, UK from Friday 13 to Saturday 14 March, exclusively for customers.

 

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