Photography by Czinger Vehicles
10 August 2022
Czinger Vehicles aims to be “an industry-disrupting performance vehicles brand”, pioneering a new era in the automotive space by fundamentally changing the way cars will be designed and manufactured for generations to come.
Czinger’s first production car, the 21C represents a radical transformation of the manufacturing sector and the future of human-AI design and sustainable systems.
Established in 2019, Czinger is named after Founder and CEO Kevin Czinger. He established the marque after recognising that current methods of manufacturing cars were not only extremely outdated, but also harmful to the environment.
He knew there had to be better way, but the technologies didn’t exist yet – they had to be created.
Together with his team of Los Angeles-based designers and engineers at parent company, Divergent3D, Czinger developed and patented a production system combining automated design and optimisation software, state-of-the-art additive manufacturing driven processes (3D printing technology), automated assembly and innovative in-house performance materials.
The 21C is the first vehicle born from this revolutionary system.
While with typical manufacturing methods, design is confined to what’s cost effective and feasible to produce, Czinger’s proprietary additive manufacturing methods allow the brand to break constraints and create designs limited only by the imagination.
As a result, Czinger’s complex structures appear organic, more akin to the musculoskeletal system of the human body than the sharp edges of the typical assembly line automobile.
Each component of the 21C is designed for its ultimate purpose from materials made specifically for that reason.
Parts achieve significant mass savings while exceeding all performance requirements and can be re-atomised and reprinted, laying the foundation for circular material flow.
It’s a sustainable production system that’s in harmony with nature and built to endure over time.
In short, the 21C hypercar is currently the only vehicle on the planet being designed and built using Czinger’s progressive technological advancements.
Each component manufactured is computationally engineered using AI, optimised for weight and performance and finished by hand.
Inspired by the power of the SR-71 Blackbird and gleaning its incredibly aerodynamic shape from this fighter jet, the 21C seats two, with the passenger behind the driver.
The lightweight, carbon-fibre, aluminium and titanium body weighs just 1,250 kilograms, allowing the vehicle to go from zero to 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds. And the 21C’s engine is an in-house designed, twin turbo V8 within a strong hybrid configuration.
As a result, in October 2021, it beat the previous production track record set by a McLaren P1 at Americas F1 track, COTA, by more than six seconds, further demonstrating the brand’s commitment to performance.
First deliveries of the 21C are scheduled for 2023 and production is limited to 80 cars. The model represents just the first in a diverse series of exclusive performance vehicles coming from the informed imagination of the Czinger team and created using its groundbreaking methods.
Following in the footsteps of the great American automakers who came before them, Czinger’s objective is “to create one of the great, enduring brands of this century and to continuously deliver pathbreaking performance vehicles that express the cutting edge of the human mind.”