American Hypercar Maker Could Go After Koenigsegg

Supercars / Comments

But we bet it will still be extremely fast.

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show may have been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak but that didn't stop upstart American manufacturer Czinger from showing off its latest hypercar, the 21C. Unlike upcoming all-electric hypercars like the Lotus Evija and Rimac C_Two, the 21C is a hybrid, pairing two electric motors with a 2.88-liter twin-turbocharged V8 for a total of 1,250 horsepower. While not as potent as the 2,000-hp Evija, the 21C will lay down some blistering performance figures including 0-62 mph in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of nearly 250 mph.

With no Geneva, Czinger was forced to get creative in order to show off its new car. At a private event held in London, UK, Czinger CEO and Founder Kevin Czinger revealed the 21C and talked readily about what's next for the brand.

Czinger
Czinger
Czinger
Vaughn Gittin Jr Took Us For A Ride In The Insane Mustang Mach-E 1400
Vaughn Gittin Jr Took Us For A Ride In The Insane Mustang Mach-E 1400
11 Most Influential Cars You Can Still Buy Today
11 Most Influential Cars You Can Still Buy Today

The CEO confirmed that the 21C won't be the only model in Czinger's lineup, but it will, in fact, be the first in a series of exclusive performance vehicles. Czinger was quick to point out that it wants to be known as a "performance vehicles company," not just a hypercar manufacturer.

No further details were given about the company's next model but we assume it will be far more livable than the track-focused 21C. Perhaps Czinger will build a four-seater rival to the recently revealed Koenigsegg Gemera. We'd expect such a car to be less exclusive than the 21C, of which only 80 examples will be built.

Czinger
Czinger
Czinger

Buyers of the 21C will be able to order the car's seven-speed automated sequential transmission gearbox in one of two configurations. The first is a full race dog gearbox for the fastest possible shift times and improved track performance while the other is a road-biased synchromesh configuration to allow for smoother shifts. But if you are ordering a 1,250-hp hypercar, do you really want the smoother gearbox? All examples will be hand-assembled in Los Angeles, California and will be delivered next year in Q4 2021.

Czinger
Czinger
Czinger

Join The Discussion