Czinger Vehicles has revealed for the first time two pathbreaking never-before-seen additions to its line-up at The Quail during Monterey Car Week: the 21C V Max and Hyper GT. The company is known for its pioneering and extensive use of additive manufacturing and unique digital workflow in producing its cars’ frames.
Co-Founders Kevin and Lukas Czinger were on hand throughout the day, meeting with owners and dealers, and answering questions about the latest, highly anticipated additions to the Czinger line-up.
“This is an exciting journey for us as we shatter the boundaries of design and performance. The V Max is a new chapter in the 21C story, delivering high top speeds, unrivaled road and track performance and timeless elegance. This is a historic moment in time and one that will fundamentally change automotive manufacturing for generations to come. The future isn’t 10, 20 or 30 years away. The future is now,” said Kevin Czinger.
The 21C V Max
The 21C V Max is the 2nd body style of Czinger’s first production car, the 21C, the world’s first Human-AI designed and 3D printed hypercar. Engineered for the ultimate combined acceleration and top speed, it’s the V Max’s extended and aerodynamic-driven tail profile that sets it apart from its high downforce counterpart. Unveiled in a new exterior color that Czinger is calling “Red My Mind,” the V Max is also equipped with in-line seating inspired by the SR-71 fighter jet. The design team has removed high downforce fixed aero devices in favor of a slippery smooth body design that enables incredible acceleration, top speed, and timeless elegance.
Optimized for high speed, the graceful bodywork of the V Max has been sculpted to produce the lowest coefficient of drag possible. The 21C V Max is leading the industry in classic hypercar metrics such as 0 to 60mph, 0 to 250mph to 0 and the ¼ mile. The in-house designed, strong hybrid powertrain features a 2.88 liter, twin-turbo V8 delivering a lightning-fast combined output of 932kW (1250hp). The focus of the V Max is on low drag, but with optimized levels of downforce, to ensure maximum stability at speed.
Inside, the V Max features carbon fiber overlaid with a fully trimmed interior and sculpted, covered inner door panels and rear seat area. A storage compartment holds a bespoke luggage set, providing endless customization options for owners to match their taste.
The Hyper GT
Also previewing during The Quail press conference and representing the future design language of the Czinger brand was the Hyper GT. The Hyper GT redefines the coupe experience, allowing four adults to travel in luxury at speed, without sacrificing to performance.
Pioneering technology integrates with classic coupe proportions to create a clear and bold statement. Gullwing doors provide effortless entry and egress with excellent visibility. The front end cuts a distinctive impression using technical lighting and aggressive proportions to communicate power and road confidence, while the rear carries forward the 21C V Max design language to achieve its aerodynamic silhouette.
Developed utilizing Czinger’s proprietary Human-AI design, automated assembly and sustainable manufacturing systems, the chassis structure of the Hyper GT is optimized for ultimate GT power to weight and employs an in-house designed, strong hybrid drivetrain.
To round out a trio of firsts at The Quail, Czinger showcased a new color for the 21C high downforce body style, launching the model in “Blue My Mind,” a striking cobalt blue. The world’s fastest production car, with two significant track records already secured at Laguna Seca and Circuit of the Americas, the 21C and its Czinger family counterparts exist as proof of what can be conceived when the physical constraints of traditional manufacturing and tooling are removed, and the cutting edge of the human mind can be fully realized.
Echoed Lukas Czinger, “We have created the world’s most technologically advanced hypercar. From the AI-driven design software used to engineer it to the patented alloys its structures are printed in, the 21C embodies more than seven years of development and hundreds of millions of capital investment. We are excited to introduce new segment-defining models to our line-up in the years to come and establish Czinger as one of the great American automotive brands of our time.”
Czinger has assembled a top-tier Global Dealer Network, pioneering sales of Czinger vehicles around the world. Sales of the 21C have been swift to date, with just 80 of the cars being manufactured in total, and the option for owners to select either the high downforce (21C) or low drag (21C V Max) iterations, in addition to nearly infinite bespoke design options.
The first Czinger 21Cs – in both body styles — are projected to be delivered in late 2023. Further information on the Hyper GT is to come as the design is finalized.
Images from Ewan Baldry, Chief Engineer at Czinger Vehicles.