Czinger Unveils New Models of AM-Heavy ‘Hypercar’

August 22, 2022


Czinger-21C-Variant-Hyper-GTCzinger Vehicles revealed two additions to its lineup during Monterey (CA) Car Week in mid-August: the 21C V Max and Hyper GT.

The 21C V Max is the second body style of Czinger’s first production car, the 21C, described by Czinger officials as the world’s first human-artificial intelligence-designed and 3D-printed hypercar. The 1250-hp road-ready 21C travels 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec. The V Max, with the same inline seating as the 21C and enabling room for two adults, features an extended and aerodynamic-driven tail profile with the 21C’s high-downforce fixed aerodynamic devices removed to enable other body styling features. Also unveiled, Czinger’s Hyper GT coupe (pictured) that seats four adults and features gull-wing doors as well as front-end technical lighting.

All three models result from Czinger’s unique design efforts and use of metal and nonmetal additive manufacturing (AM) courtesy of the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS), a digital production system developed by Divergent, the automobiles’ builder. DAPS “radically transforms auto manufacturing economics and environmental impact using a data-driven approach for designing and building vehicle structures,” according to Divergent officials.

DAPS, as described by Czinger, is a software/hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing—a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically engineers, additively manufactures and assembles any complex structure. The system can move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models. 

The first Czinger 21Cs—in both body styles—are projected to be delivered in late 2023. Czinger will release further information on Hyper GT production as its design is finalized.

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
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See also: Dyndrite Corp.

Technologies: Applications

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