EVER HEARD OF THE CZINGER 21C? IT'S A GROUNDBREAKING 3D PRINTED HYPERCAR
This hypercar will change the vehicle manufacturing process significantly. This is the Czinger 21C, and most of it is 3D printed.
Innovative new techniques are not unusual to the vehicle manufacturing world but, what Czinger has done, is revolutionary. But, don't take my word for it, let's join Top Gear's Jack Rix at the factory to find out all about the Czinger 21C.
Let us talk figures here. This car has 930hp pumping out of a mid-engined 2.3-litre twin-turbo V8 that drives the rear wheels, it's "the world's most power-dense engine, that spins to 11,000rpm". Two electric motors on the front axle deliver another 160hp to the front wheels, while a seven-speed sequential gearbox does cog-swapping duties.
That's all great, but the magic lies in the manufacturing and all-new assembly processes, where specific items are modelled by a computer in a matter of minutes, and produce ultra-lights parts that are strong where they need to be and thin where they don't.
These parts look far more organic than something designed by a human, and they're created from either aluminium, titanium or carbon fibre, and help the vehicle achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 1-to-1.
Speaking of 1, another unique element is the 1+1 seating configuration. Inspired by motorcycles, owner and CEO, Kevin Zinger, tells us that, not only is this the optimal position to cut through the air, it's also the best place to be from an emotional level.
The assembly process is a revelation too. Using specially manufactured machinery, the vehicle is put together in one place, eradicating most of the traditional assembly line of current manufacturers, allowing up to 10,000 chassis a year from a 15x15-metre space on the factory floor.
There is far more to find out about this wondrous Czinger 21C hypercar, besides undercutting its competition with a price tag of $1.7 million. All we can say is that this company has the potential to change motor manufacturing forever, and we look forward to seeing it succeed.
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