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Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna is no longer the quickest car around the Laguna Seca, thanks to the Czinger 21C!

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It seems like hybrid supercars are the thing now, as more and more of them keep cropping up left and right like mushrooms. This brings us to the Czinger 21C – a car introduced in 2020 by American hybrid carmaker, Czinger Vehicles. The car certainly boasts impressive figures, and recently, it added another one to its resume.

Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna
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About a week ago, the Czinger 21C went for a spin at the Laguna Seca and dethroned the McLaren Senna – a car that previously held the lap record there.

The Czinger managed a 1:25:44 lap time, which is over two seconds quicker than the Senna’s 1:27:62 record.
Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna Exterior
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Of course, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, since the Czinger 21C packs a lot more power.

Its 2.88-liter twin-turbo V-8 features a flat-plane crankshaft, which allows for an 11,000 RPM redline. More importantly, it produces 950 horsepower (708 kilowatts) and 550 pound-feet (746 Nm). But there’s more.

The rev-happy V-8 is aided by three electric motors – one axial flux motor and two high-output electric motors with torque vectoring – for a total output of 1,250 horsepower (932 kilowatts). The package is completed by a seven-speed sequential transaxle. The Czinger ran in “high downforce” mode and had Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires equipped.

Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna Exterior
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We mentioned that the Czinger is a collection of crazy figures. The 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint takes a rib-cracking 1.9 seconds. The top speed? That’s 281 mph (452 km/h). Because it has a dry weight of just 1,240 kg (2,734 pounds), the Czinger also has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

Czinger claims more hard-to-believe figures, like a quarter-mile time of 8.1 seconds, 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h), and back to 0 in 15.0 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 km/h) to 0 in 29.0 seconds. Or, in other words, quicker than the Koenigsegg Regera. Now, they just need to back those claims up.

Czinger 21C: The 3D-Printed Supercar That Lapped Laguna Seca Faster Than a McLaren Senna Exterior
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Regardless, Czinger already proved the 21C’s capabilities by snatching a lap record from one of the most capable track cars of our time – the McLaren Senna. Czinger will make 80 examples of the 21C, each priced at a whopping $1.7 million.

Czinger 21C Specifications
Model Dry weight Curb weight Powertrain Power to weight Downforce Top speed
21C   1183 kg 1250 kg 1233 hp at 10500 rpm 1:00 250 kg + @ 250 kph 432 kph
21C Lightweight track configuration 1151 kg 1218 kg 1233 hp at 10500 rpm 1:03 790 kg + @ 250 kph 380 kph
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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