Czinger 21C: 1233bhp 3D-printed spaceship to make UK debut on Savile Row

Published: 13 June 2022 Updated: 13 June 2022

Czinger 21C 3D-printed hypercar
UK debut in June 2022
 Designed to use synthetic fuel

The Czinger 21C hypercar will make its UK public debut at the Concourse on Savile Row on 15-16 June 2022. 

This 1233bhp rocket, which features what’s said to be the ‘most power-dense production internal combustion engine ever’, will be found in the H.R. Owen area of this heart-of-London event, outside Norton & Sons.

Perhaps a strange location for a car supposedly capable of 253mph – not to mention 0-186mph in 8.5sec, which is a mind-blowing stat. But in terms of putting it right where the money is, London’s famous tailoring district has got to be fairly high up there.

And you will need plenty of money, as the official asking price is $2m+ – currently somewhere in the region of £1.6m, though as yet there is no exact UK pricing.

Czinger C12: already a record-breaker

In August 2021, the C12 smashed the lap record at Laguna Seca, with driver Joel Miller setting a time of 1:25.44s in ‘ideal’ conditions at the fabled California track.

The 21C took more than two seconds out of the previous benchmark of 1:27.62s, set by a McLaren Senna in October 2019.

Riding on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R tyres, Czinger claims Miller also managed to break the previous record on two other attempts.

Czinger 21C hypercar, front view, cornering on racing circuit

‘Building a new car is not easy and this group built one fast car,’ said Miller, reflecting on his run. ‘What the powertrain is capable of doing is absolutely mind blowing at maximum power.’

Chief engineer Ewan Baldry agreed, adding that the ‘most exciting part is that we know we have more performance to come.’

The success at Laguna Seca has been repeated, with the 21C annihilating the previous record – this time held by a McLaren P1 – by six seconds.

Give me some specs

The 21C uses a bespoke, mid-mounted 2.88-litre flat-crank V8 with twin turbos and 800V of hybrid assistance. Peak power is a staggering 1233bhp with a 11,000rpm redline, and weighing just 1250kg, 0-62mph takes just 1.9 seconds.

Czinger also says the hybrid system consists of an e-motor on each front wheel, while regeneration is carried out through braking as well.

czinger 21c rear

The 21C’s V8 will also accept a range of fuels – including synthetic e-fuels.

H.R. Owen has recently been appointed as the UK retailer for Czinger. Just 80 examples of the 21C are to be built, with customers able to choose between high-down force and low-drag configurations; the former for circuit work, the latter for maximum top speed.


We’re still not entirely sure how it’s pronounced – Zinger with a very subtle C? – but the company was founded in 2019. The 21C is actually a more refined version of the Divergent Blade – a very similar concept car previously revealed by company owner Kevin Czinger.

Despite being based in Los Angeles, California – where the 21C is also assembled, – the firm includes a number of former Koenigsegg employees.

As you’d expect it’s a full house in hypercar bingo, with a massive rear diffuser, jutting rear spoiler and front splitter all featuring on the swooping form. The full-width rear lights follow the sci-fi styling we’re seeing on supercars such as the current Porsche 911 and forthcoming Lotus Evija.

Czinger 21C hypercar, organic-looking 3D-printed suspension structure

Even more exotically, the 21C uses 3D-printed components and what’s described as a ‘human-AI design process’ – beyond the sleek surfacing, and you’ll find some very lightweight and occasionally unusually organic-looking components. Examples including the hollow front upper control arms, which have a 3D-printed internal structure to maintain performance.

A 1+1 cockpit features inside that narrow cabin area, meaning you can take a passenger along for the ride but will need to be comfortable getting pretty up-close and personal with them.

By CJ Hubbard

Head of the Bauer Digital Automotive Hub and former Associate Editor of CAR. Road tester, organiser, reporter and professional enthusiast, putting the driver first