Last March, right before the temporary collapse of society and cancellation of every major auto show, Los Angeles-based Czinger unveiled a first-look at its’ 21C hypercar. The hybrid vehicle touted a unique production process that promised to revolutionize automotive performance. Fast forward 15 months, and we now have the final production specs for the 21C. Czinger feels their home-grown, human-AI production system will provide a unique and more dynamic approach to optimizing vehicle performance.
The company is also utilizing additive manufacturing to create a number of parts and components – which will be key in keeping vehicle weight down, and therefore improving speed and handling. The combination of these two technologies aims to ensure the use of exact engineering specifications that go beyond just measurements to include weight and performance-based attributes that will be used to build the cars, and constantly improve upon production processes. Each part created with AM will even be finished by hand. Czinger has taken the same care in developing their own all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain, and a design that seems to combine an Indy car with a fighter jet. This includes a mid-engine design housing a 2.88-liter, flat crank, twin-turbo V8 that Czinger describes as […]
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