Czinger’s new 3D-printed hypercar could spark an automaking revolution
As the cockpit canopy closes, I am seated directly behind my pilot and prepare to take off. The scene could have been from Top Gun: Maverick, except that we are not launching off an aircraft carrier. Instead, we are pulling out of the pit lane of the Thermal Club’s race track in the final prototype of the Czinger 21C.
Czinger 21C, a $2 million carbon-fiber tandem seat car with 1,250 horsepower, zero to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 253 miles per hour, is a vehicle that will blow your mind. It recently broke the McLaren P1 production-car record at Circuit of the Americas, by six seconds. But more impressive–seriously–is the hybrid’s build process: The main structural components are designed by Czinger’s proprietary AI software and then 3D-printed. Kevin Czinger and his son Lukas cofounded Czinger Vehicles in Los Angeles. \”You could have a thousand engineers, but they would not get this solution.\”