LA-based Czinger defies skeptics and sparks success with innovative products.
Czinger, a supercar company based in Los Angeles, has been in business for only two years, yet it is already mapping out the production of six original and diverse vehicles as well as a Hyper GT model. The company aims to accomplish this ambitious feat by the end of the decade.
Despite Tesla’s vast range of vehicles, the company has been in operation for a longer period of time compared to Czinger. Currently, Czinger has only manufactured one car, the 21C hypercar, although it has two different versions. The second version was released in the middle of 2022. However, similar to Tesla’s manufacturing process, Czinger has its own distinctive method of constructing vehicles. Their approach involves 3D printing, which has resulted in groundbreaking advancements in additive manufacturing. This has led to numerous lucrative partnerships within and outside the automotive realm.
Thanks to the triumph of these initiatives, Czinger is now positioned to innovate and produce new motors, transmissions, technologies, and other components.
In a recent interview, Top Gear spoke with CEO Kevin Czinger to inquire about the status of the previously mentioned Hyper GT and its potential production plans. As a refresher, this sleek two-door, four-seater luxury concept car was unveiled in 2022 but its fate has been uncertain. In the last update, Czinger expressed uncertainty about the direction of the vehicle. However, he now seems more determined and confident.
“We are moving forward with production,” stated Kevin Czinger, while remaining tight-lipped about the chosen body style. “Our goal is to have fully certified and environmentally friendly 21Cs available in 2023, so that has been my main priority.” This could clarify the lack of updates on the Hyper GT since its initial debut, but in the meantime, the company has experienced impressive achievements.
Czinger stated, “We have companies like Aston Martin and Mercedes as customers now and half a dozen major aerospace and defense customers, too.”
According to the speaker, “The only one of those that has been announced publicly is General Atomics.” He went on to explain that his company is the manufacturing partner for General Atomics in producing F16 fighter jet-sized drones. They were able to achieve significant improvements in production by reducing the number of fuselage components from 184 to just four. This resulted in a reduction of production time from 12 days to only 12 hours. The success of their methods caught the attention of major aerospace companies, who quickly approached them to inquire about their techniques.
The minds working in corporations such as these are anything but mundane, and Czinger’s knack for impressing them is truly impressive. As a result, Czinger has been inundated with various projects outside the realm of cars, yet its recent accomplishments and technical genius will soon pave the way for new products that we, the consumers, can readily engage with – an array of vehicles, to be precise.
According to Lukas, the business partner and son of Kevin, it is clear that Czinger will continue to prioritize being a low-volume and high-performance brand in the long run. Similar to Lucid’s decision to license their EV technology to Aston Martin, Czinger also has the capability to provide their technology to other companies. Lukas explains that Czinger is currently in the process of creating innovative technologies such as new engine designs, gearboxes, EV motors, casings, and cooling systems.
Lukas states, “Eventually, that will all come to the mass market.” He continues by mentioning that the upcoming vehicle is already “more or less fully designed from a packaging standpoint” and that it will be “quite a remarkable car.” The possibility of the Hyper GT concept being produced without any alterations is one possibility, although Czinger declined to disclose any further information.
According to the source, the company’s objective remains unchanged as they aim to construct “maybe six very unique vehicles” by the conclusion of the decade.
Lukas reaffirmed, “Our plan is to remain a low-volume brand, but we will also maintain a strong sense of differentiation – unlike many other brands that simply make minor adjustments to their existing models. Rather than just tweaking the platform and body, we have the ability to create entirely new parts. This means that we will not be sharing platforms between vehicles. Each one will be completely distinct.”
This indicates the possibility of witnessing a Ferrari 296 GTB competitor, an Aston Martin DBX707 conqueror, and even a Rimac Nevera substitute – all from one brand, without any duplications. Well, maybe some slight overlap.
Czinger has made comments about their new electric motors, however there have been no mentions of any new engines, just possible alterations to the vehicle’s design. This could mean that the 2.9-liter V8 hybrid engine found in the 21C with an impressive output of 1,233 horsepower may be utilized in a Hyper GT model designed for long distance racing.
Hoping for the best.