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Czinger 21C: 3D-printed hypercar to be unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show

The powertrain is the first production vehicle from the newly established carmaker

The Czinger C21 will be unveiled in Geneva next month. Instagram / Czinger
The Czinger C21 will be unveiled in Geneva next month. Instagram / Czinger

It won't be the only carmaker lifting the lid on a new model at next month's Geneva International Motor Show, but Czinger might steal the most headlines.

The new US outfit, based in California, is set to debut its 21C at the Swiss auto show on Tuesday, March 3.

Ahead of the event, the Los Angeles company, founded by Divergent Microfactories' Kevin Czinger last year, gave a sneak peek at the sci-fi-worthy hybrid hypercar, which uses several 3D-printed components alongside off-the-shelf parts.

Describing the model as marking "a paradigm shift in the way vehicles are designed", the 21C boasts in-line seating configuration, a hybrid powertrain, a confirmed output of 1250 horsepower, and the ability to hit 100 kilometres per hour in 1.9 seconds.

The model, developed in-house, comprises an "optimised, additively manufactured vehicle structure", according to Czinger, and will be built entirely in the US.

Inside the cockpit, motorists will find two seats positioned in tandem, created by “21st-century artisans”, and marks the first production vehicle from the newly established carmaker.

“Czinger is the first of its kind to develop novel additive manufacturing technologies to devise a groundbreaking hypercar," an announcement from the company stated. "From a cutting-edge chassis and bespoke structures to pioneering high-performance components, Czinger has crafted a revolutionary hypercar fit for the 21st century."

Chief executive Czinger is also the man behind 2017's Divergent Blade, a two-door coupe that was the first automobile to use 3D printing to form the body and chassis.

More details around the 21C are expected to be teased ahead of its unveiling next month.

Updated: February 17, 2020 01:46 PM

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