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The Czinger 21C is a 3D-printed hypercar

At least that’s the claim of its Los Angeles-based creator

The manufacturer says this car was built via 3D printing. PHOTO FROM CZINGER

If you perform an online search for the world’s first 3D-printed car, you’ll get mixed results. One of the vehicles staking a claim to the title is the Divergent Blade, a prototype automobile designed by one Kevin Czinger. And now, it looks like this dude has his own company named after him, which purports to have come up with the very first 3D-printed hypercar in the Czinger 21C—“a hypercar built for the 21st century.”

According to this YouTube video, the firm operates out of Los Angeles, California.

Who would have guessed just a decade ago that this was at all possible? Future is exciting. PHOTOS FROM CZINGER

Two years ago, the automotive world was very much impressed when Bugatti was able to 3D-print a titanium brake caliper. Fuck that. The 21C, apparently, is a whole automobile created through the same process.

Can you really imagine these high-tech components being 3D-printed? What is impossible? PHOTOS FROM CZINGER

And so, while a typical car is manufactured and put together in a normal-looking factory, Czinger supposedly builds the 21C like this:

Is 3D printing the future of automotive manufacture? PHOTOS FROM CZINGER

More information will be revealed when the car is officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in the first week of March. Excuse us while we dream of 3D-printing our own Unimog.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 25 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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