Czinger 21C: 1233bhp hypercar can run on synthetic fuel

Published: 02 June 2021

 Called the 21C
 3D-printed parts
 Designed to use synthetic fuel

After a few pictures last year, Czinger has revealed more information about its 21C hypercar. It's now 2050mm wide, and the 21C’s powertrain is exactly what you’d expect from a hypercar in 2021 – think hybrid power, a mention of synthetic fuel and twin turbos, and you’re pretty much there. 

Give me some specs

The 21C uses a 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 thanks to a dry weight of under 1240kg, 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 as an MGU. 

Interestingly, the 21C's V8 will also accept a range of fuels – including e-fuels – so it can be classed as a zero-emissions vehicle. 

Czinger?

We’re not sure how its pronounced – though the smart money’s on Zinger with a very subtle C – but we do know it’s from a new company established just last year. The 21C is actually a more refined version of the Divergent Blade – a very similar concept car revealed by company owner Kevin Czinger in 2017. 

And before you dismiss this immediately as total vapourware, it’s worth knowing that the team behind the 21C includes a few former Koenigsegg employees. So it could actually exist.

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What to expect

The teaser images actually show a good amount of the car, and 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 the McLaren GT.  

The 21C will use 3D-printed components – so there should be some very exotic surfacing around the supercar. And as suggested by the pictures above, we’re expecting to see some interesting lightweight, organic-looking structures, too. 

A 1+1 cockpit is also teased, presumably because the McLaren F1's three-seat layout just wasn't focused enough. 

 

We’ll update this article when we know more.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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