The Czinger 21C V Max Is Designed for Straight-Line Domination

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Photo credit: Czinger
Photo credit: Czinger

Czinger's wild 3D-printed 21C supercar just got even more interesting. The California-based manufacturer revealed today a new body style option called V Max, giving buyers the opportunity to tailor their missile on wheels for straight-line acceleration and top speed rather than corner carving. It looks wild.

The Czinger 21C V Max eschews a majority of the downforce-inducing bodywork found on the standard 21C, giving way to a much more streamlined, smoothed body, ideal for achieving higher top speeds. Think of it as the American version of Koenigsegg's Jesko Absolut. Czinger has extended the 21C's tail profile and reworked the nose to lower drag and ensure stability. The in-house designed hybrid 2.88-liter twin-turbo V-8 powertrain remains unchanged in the V Max, delivering a combined 1250 hp.

Czinger hasn't published a claimed 0-60 time or top speed for the V Max. But the company says the "normal" 21C can sprint to 60 mph in under two seconds, onto a top speed of 270 mph. Theoretically, the V Max model should be quicker in both metrics, though those numbers are already barely believable.

We wouldn't be surprised to see the 21C V Max put up some incredible numbers in real-life testing, though. The standard version currently holds the record for the quickest production car at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, with a lap time of 1:27.

“This is an exciting journey for us as we shatter the boundaries of design and performance," founder Kevin Czinger said in a statement. "The V Max is a new chapter in the 21C story, delivering high top speeds, unrivaled road and track performance, and timeless elegance."

Czinger plans to build just 80 21Cs in total, each with a starting price of $1.7 million. Order books are still open, according to the company, though considering just how cool this car is, we suspect slots will fill up quickly. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2023.

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