This American-made supercar can beat the McLaren Senna around the track

Meet the Czinger 21C

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The 21C is an American-designed, and American-made supercar that Czinger Vehicles, a car company based out of California, was going to unveil at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The show was cancelled and so Czinger was forced to launch it online.

The problem is the world was (understandably) not really paying attention back then, so Czinger decided the best course of action was to start setting lap records around America’s most popular racetracks.

Back in August, they lapped Laguna Seca Raceway in California in 1:25.44, beating the McLaren Senna, which held the previous record with a time of 1:27.62. After that, Czinger did what many Americans are doing: they went from California to Texas.

With driver Joel Miller at the wheel, the 21C set a GPS-tracked lap time around the Circuit of the Americas of 2:11:33 minutes, beating the previous record (for a production car) of 2:17:12 minutes by more than five seconds.

One of the craziest things about the Czinger is that it is 3D-printed, which is unheard of for a car of this sort. It is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 and two electric motors at the front, for a combined power output of 1,250 hp. That’s impressive, but even more impressive is the power-to-weight ratio because the 21C only weighs 1,240 kg (2,734 lbs).

"As a blue-collar kid growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I used to lie awake at night thinking about my racing hero, Jim Hall, his latest innovations and the technology-packed Chaparral cars his team built," said Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of Czinger Vehicles and Divergent 3D.

The record was set with an unmodified production model on Michelin Pilot Cup 2R street tires. That’s essentially the same car that customers are going to take delivery of in 2023. Only 80 units will be built.

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Comments (20)

  • I think it looks great as is, and should be a hit with the lucky few who get to own one, making it all electric with current tech would likely add weight and I'm sure it makes an epic sound with the engine roar that would be lost.. So good as is, and with the low production numbers the people who call themselves green can shut up. The carbon footprint of a 3d printed car is minimal, cars like this are rarely driven more than 1k mi. Per year, and actually adding a ton of batteries would significantly increase the carbon footprint with all of that considered 😁🤯😉

      1 month ago
  • Cool car. I rekn it looks cool and the drivetrain is cool too (ICE engine is seriously impressive). The only thing that weirds me out (it’s really not a problem and maybe some like it), is the seating layout lol. Very much the same as the Tramontana, a car I seriously like but the seating layout is weird to me lol

      1 month ago
    • Yeah I’m not sure it works visually, but I’m guessing they did it because they wanted it to be “driver-focused”

        1 month ago
    • Yea for weight distribution and driver engagement I guess it’s the best layout

        1 month ago
  • Who the fuck would want it to be electric 🤦‍♂️

      1 month ago
    • In fact it'd have an even better power to weight ratio if it were fully ICE powered

        1 month ago
    • Might as well have an ai drive it for you😂

        1 month ago
  • That thing is a nice 21 century car im more of a 70s and 60s guy but this car is nice

      1 month ago
    • You and me both, I've no problem with hybrid supercars, but all electric is a waste of time & money. Can't beat the good old fashion V-8

        1 month ago
  • This is a track car, not a supercar.

      1 month ago
    • It's road legal.. A track car is strictly track and most of the time has modifications that are illegal on the road.

        27 days ago