3D printing is not a new technology, but it shows no signs of declining, despite its relative cost and niche nature.
You can not only make jewelry and ornaments, but also buildings, food, and even cars using different types of 3D printers.
Czinger, the American supercar maker already knows this and merges it with the awesome power of AI to push the boundaries further than ever before.
The Czinger 21 C is the company’s first foray into hypercar production, but they also recently announced the simplified 21 CV Max – an even more refined version of the first car with a focus on modifying the aerodynamics to improve acceleration and top speed versus dynamic on-track performance.
We look at the car and its innovative methods from design to construction.
The new Czinger 21 C hypercar: designed by computers for humans
Czinger’s 21 C hypercar, a hybrid monster capable of competing with the best of the best was announced about 2 years ago, but has yet to be delivered to customers.
It is a 1250hp twin-turbocharged 2.9 liter V8 engined car with electric motors to send power to the front and rear while the engine powers the rears creating all-wheel drive.
Moreover, it weighs around 2750 pounds and has an AI-assisted design, which means it offers superior aerodynamics and performance.
Much of the construction is done via 3D printing and one of the company’s goals is to break records, both in performance and durability.
3D printers use a nozzle that can move horizontally and vertically in three dimensions to lay down a series of layers with high precision, resulting in an almost infinite level of possibility to make anything you want, from almost any material. , including food, organic material, building materials and everything you can imagine.
For Czinger, in order to break speed and acceleration records, as well as expand its portfolio, the niche American manufacturer decided to also produce a low-drag variant called the 21 CV Max.
The fastest car in the world in theory: the Czinger 21 HP Max
During Monterey Car Week in August, there was a surprise in store at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, where Czinger revealed the 21 HP Max in all its low-drag glory to the world.
Resembling the McLaren Speedtail, another 250mph capable car – this 253mph wingless version of the standard Czinger 21 C was designed with performance stats in mind.
It’s still a road-legal car, but it eschews the rear wing and other aerodynamic elements for a sleek body; despite this, its top speed will still be around 253 mph like its sibling.
The quarter mile should be possible in around 8 seconds according to the company and 60 mph in under 2 seconds, so this really is a hybrid hypercar capable of taking on the best of the best.
Czinger says, “The design team has done away with fixed, high downforce aerodynamic devices in favor of a smooth, slippery body design that delivers incredible acceleration, top speed and timeless elegance.”
3D printing and AI combine with the desire to create the fastest hybrid hypercar
Czinger wants to lead the way in classic hypercar metrics such as 0-60 mph, 0-250-0 mph, and quarter-mile while proving that an all-American, in-house designed, 3D-printed car with a hybrid powertrain Tailor-made V8 can conquer the best cars from established brands such as McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Koenigsegg.
They go on to say in the press release on Czinger’s website that “the design team has done away with fixed, high downforce aerodynamic devices in favor of a smooth, slippery body design that allows for incredible acceleration. , top speed and timeless elegance”.
It’s also a 1+1 inline seating layout inside, inspired by the SR-71 fighter jet, and it’s already proven itself at Laguna Seca Raceway in the United States where it was comfortably more faster on the track than a McLaren Senna.
All of this so far proves that the $2 million hypercar from a relatively unknown startup is capable of combining innovative technology like 3D printing with superior AI design to push the boundaries further than before. .
Hybrid engines don’t turn off, at least for now
With all the attention on pure electric vehicles and hypercars such as Pininfarina Battista, Lotus Evija, Rimac C-Two, NIO EP9 and more, hybrids may seem like an aging and limited propulsion system starting with the Toyota Prius towards the end of the 20th century and in decline in the era of the 2020s, not very favorable to gasoline.
But, performance cars like the Czinger 21 CV Max and others like the Porsche 918 show that there is more potential to come from the combination of electric motors and efficient gasoline engines.
With less weight and fewer batteries compared to an all-electric powertrain, hybrids are perhaps cheaper, more durable and a better solution to fill the gap; until battery capacity, construction and recycling become more advanced.
The fact that 3D printers – some of which can be bought cheaply to make items at home – are being harnessed for use in hypercars means durability could improve even as Czinger retains the combustion engine ; and pushes those numbers to the max, of course.