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Czinger 21C Hypercar Revealed Ahead of 2020 Geneva Motor Show

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The USA made $1.7 million hybrid hypercar with “in-line” seating and 3D printed parts has been unveiled by Czinger Vehicles ahead of its public debut at this years GIMS.
Czinger 21C hypercar parked at night on runway
The unique taillight of the Czinger 21C hypercar. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

If asked to rattle off a list of hypercars, there’s every chance you’d recall models from manufacturers like Koenigsegg or Bugatti. However, if you miss the Czinger 21C, you’d be forgiven for doing so given that the relatively young newcomers application to the “very fast car club” has only just been announced and is yet to be thoroughly scrutinized.

The Czinger 21C (pronounced “Zinger”) is designed and built in Los Angeles, California by Czinger Vehicles, named for its founder and CEO Kevin Czinger.

Czinger 21C hypercar parked at night with headlights
The 21C has a hybrid powertrain. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

Designed by a small team of designers, engineers and scientists, the all-wheel drive vehicle has been created using a patented production system using lightweight 3D printed high-performance and carbon-fibre structures for the chassis and is powered by a mid-vehicle located V8 hybrid engine, producing a total output of 1250hp.

During design Czinger Vehicles placed high priority on maximizing power-to-weight and power efficiency and with a dry weight under 1200kg, were able to achieve a true 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, allowing the C21 to reach 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 236mph.

Hypercar Czinger 21C specification interior for Geneva International Motor Show 2020
The 21C’s specification interior for Geneva International Motor Show 2020. Credit: Czinger Vehicles
Hypercar Czinger 21C lightweight track configuration interior driver view for Geneva International Motor Show 2020
Czinger 21C lightweight track configuration interior. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

Another feature used to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the 21C is the “in-line” seating, configured to allow the second passenger to be seated directly behind the driver thus creating a slimmer cabin intended to pierce the air.

While Czinger Vehicles may be new as a brand, the origins of the technology and propriety production technologies involved in the making of the C21 has been in development for many years as part of another company Kevin Czinger is involved in, known as “Divergent”.

Czinger 21C hypercar parked at night side view
Only 80 examples of the Czinger 21C will be produced. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

Specializing in cutting-edge technology tools, the Divergent-Czinger partnership allowed synergy in the development of the production system, automation and optimization software, patented additive manufacturing processes, precision automated assembly processes and patented production materials involved in the making of the C21.

While keen to express the revolutionary nature of the technologies used to enhance manufacturing capabilities, Czinger Vehicles equally respect the 21st century role artisans play in coachbuilding, and each 21C is still assembled by a team of artisans responsible for the fit and finish of each and every part, down to the hand crafted carbon fiber and pristine paintwork.

Czinger 21C hypercar parked by Californian ocean road
The 21C has in-line seating for two. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

Only 80 C21 hypercars will be manufactured in total, divided between 25 units of the lighter 1151kg track-oriented version set for release in 2021 and 55 units of the slightly heavier 1183kg road focused version scheduled for 2023 delivery.

Both the road and track-orientated Czinger C21 versions will be on display at this years Geneva International Motor Show and will be officially introduced by founder and CEO Kevin Czinger.

Czinger 21C hypercar parked at Hollywood Boulevard
Designed and built in California. Credit: Czinger Vehicles

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Lamborghini Reveals Countach LPI 800-4 Revival

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Lamborghini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Countach with a special edition LPI 800-4 model debuting at this year’s Monterey Car Week.
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Aerial
The new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4. Credit: Lamborghini

In celebration of the Countach’s 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has unveiled a special limited edition Countach LPI 800-4 as a futuristic tribute to the poster car of the 1980s.

While sharing the same name and drawing on the visual legacy of its predecessor, the new Countach LPI 800-4 is powered by Lamborghini’s aspirated V12 engine combined with new hybrid supercapacitor technology initially developed for the Sian.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Side 1
Powered by Lamborghini’s V12 engine with hybrid supercapacitor. Credit: Lamborghini

Delivering 802hp maximum combined power (rounded to 800 for the sake of its model name), the LPI 800-4 can reach 0-62mph acceleration in just 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 220mph.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Front Side
The Lamborghini Countach has a top speed of 220mph. Credit: Lamborghini

“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was,” says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. “One of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries, achieving the unexpected and extraordinary and, most importantly, being the ‘stuff of dreams.

“The Countach LPI 800-4 pays homage to this Lamborghini legacy, but it is not retrospective: it imagines how the iconic Countach of the 70s and 80s might have evolved into an elite super sports model of this decade. It upholds the Lamborghini tradition of looking forward, of exploring new design and technology avenues while celebrating the DNA of our brand. It is a Lamborghini that innately expresses the marque’s enduring and emotive power: always inspirational and thrilling to see, hear and most of all drive.”

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Front
Inspired by the Quattrovalvole edition with low rectangular headlights. Credit: Lamborghini

Inspired by the Countach’s distinctive silhouette, sharp angles, and wedge shape, the Countach LPI 800-4’s exterior inspiration was taken specifically from the Quattrovalvole edition in the bold lines of the front bonnet with long, low rectangular grille and headlights, as well as in the wheel arches with their hexagonal theme.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Rear Side
Futuristic hexagonal rear lights like those of the Sián. Credit: Lamborghini

Unfortunately for fans of the Wolf of Wall Street Countach, there’s no fixed rear wing on the latest model. However, there are still air scoops integrated fluidly into the car’s shoulders and the distinctive Countach slatted “gills” and famous scissor doors.

The rear of the Countach LPI 800-4 still features a distinctive inverted wedge shape, with the rear bumper featuring a lower, sleeker line and the hexagonal rear light design similar to that of the Sián.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Side
The famous scissor doors still remain. Credit: Lamborghini

Lamborghini has revealed only 112 models of the new Countach LPI 800-4 will be produced (a number chosen in honor of the internal project name “LP 112” used for the original Countach development) with allocations already fulfilled prior to the public launch.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Front Side
Only 112 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4’s will be produced. Credit: Lamborghini

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Porsche & Manthey Racing Collab on Limited Edition 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25

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Porsche Motorsport celebrates 25 years partnership with Manthey-Racing and reveals the limited edition 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25.
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. Credit: Porsche
The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. Credit: Porsche

Porsche Motorsport is celebrating 25 years of collaboration with Manthey-Racing GmbH and has unveiled the limited edition 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 to commemorate.

Founded by racing driver Olaf Manthey in 1996, Manthey-Racing GmbH is responsible for running the Porsche 911 RSR of the factory squad in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and has made a name for itself in both the motor racing world and as a GT road car specialist.

Celebrating 25 years partnership with Manthey Racing. Credit: Porsche
Celebrating 25 years partnership with Manthey Racing. Credit: Porsche

The basic concept and technical ideas for the new special edition was provided by Manthey and based on the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport with Porsche providing the final design. 

Developed specifically for track days and circuit racing, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six twin-turbo engine and produces 515 HP directed to the rear wheels through Porsche’s seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (PDK). 

Green and yellow design accents inspired by "Grello". Credit: Porsche
Green and yellow design accents inspired by “Grello”. Credit: Porsche

Taking inspiration from Manthey’s 911 GT3 R, known as the “Grello” because of its distinctive green and yellow livery, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 sports a similar green and yellow color scheme to highlight functional areas of the vehicle and adopts many vehicle components and elements from future Porsche racing cars. 

Limited to 30 vehicles worldwide. Credit: Porsche
Limited to 30 vehicles worldwide. Credit: Porsche

“The design of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 expresses the long-standing collaboration between Porsche Motorsport and Manthey,” emphasizes Grant Larson from Style Porsche. “It amalgamates the respective strengths of each partner into one racing car, and at the same time bridges the gap between the 991 and 992 model generations of the 911.”

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 is limited to 30 vehicles in total (only six are allocated for North America) with deliveries expected to begin in early 2022.

To order, customers will need to email 911GT2RSClubsport25@porsche.de directly and have a spare $620,00 on hand. 

2021 Porsche 991 GT2 RS Aerial

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Pagani to Reveal Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta at Monterey Car Week 2021

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The new Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta is set to make its debut at this year’s Monterey Car Week and celebrates ten years of the Huayra supercar.
Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta Front Side View
The new Pagani BC Huayra Pacchetto Tempesta. Credit: Pagani Automobili

This year at Monterey Car Week, Pagani celebrates ten years of the Huayra with the world premiere of the new Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta.

Based on the Huayra BC, the new Pacchetto Tempesta package means the Huayra BC’s high-performance platform can be equipped with a range of “state-of-the-art technical and artisan solutions” to maximize the car’s racing abilities and achieve an 8% power increase to deliver 827 hp and 1,100 Nm torque.

Pagani has only teased several introductory images of the green carbon fiber bodied beauty ahead of the premiere, and although full details are yet to be shared, Pagani has noted that the Pacchetto Tempesta features a new front splitter, dedicated air intake, rear wing with an integrated central fin, and six-pipe exhaust system to maximize aerodynamic efficiency.

Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta Rear Aerial
New rear wing design with an integrated central fin. Credit: Pagani Automobili

A tweaked suspension system and the addition of an all-new “Soft Driving mode” also ensure drivers are afforded maximum comfort in the aggressive Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta.

The Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta will make its debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering event on Friday 13th August at Monterey Car Week 2021 and will be seen alongside the Huayra R project and an up-close-and-personal look at the all-new Pagani V12-R engine, six-speed sequential gearbox.

While no prices have been revealed yet, the Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta will no double start above the $2.25 million price tag of the Huayra BC.

Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta Rear
New six-exhaust design (four central and two below). Credit: Pagani Automobili

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