Czinger 21C Smashes Lap Record at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway

Brings the Laguna Seca record back to America ahead of Monterey Car Week

By: Czinger Vehicles | Photos Courtesy of: Czinger Vehicles

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Czinger, the trailblazing company that uses revolutionary design and manufacturing technologies to build state-of-the-art, homologated high-performance vehicles, has set a new lap record at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway, smashing the old record by an astonishing two seconds!

On July 21 at 7:43pm PT, the Czinger 21C Hypercar, with driver Joel Miller behind the wheel, set the record in a multi-GPS verified time of 1:25:44.  The previous track record was held by the McLaren Senna, with driver Randy Pobst setting a time of 1:27.62.

Under ideal conditions – the weather was clear, with a wind direction of about nine mph NW and an air temperature of 60 degrees – the Czinger vehicle also broke the previous record on two other laps, with times of 1:27:4 and 1:26:6.

The car, which ran on fully road legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R tires, was designed, manufactured and assembled in Los Angeles.

“As a blue-collar kid growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I used to lie awake at night thinking about my racing hero, Jim Hall, his latest innovations, the technology-packed Chaparral cars his team built, and racing on the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway. The era and the AI-based and sustainability-focused technologies available are different but the animating spirit remains the same – living the American Dream at speed.” – Kevin Czinger, the Founder and CEO of Czinger Vehicles

Czinger will showcase the record-setting 21C at the company’s private Pebble Beach home during Monterey Car Week, August 12-16th.

Czinger 21C smashes lap record at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway

“It goes without saying that we are delighted with the performance of the car,” said Ewan Baldry, Chief Engineer at Czinger. “To be able to achieve this lap time with a car that is going into homologated production is the result of some incredibly hard work from the Czinger team and in particular our ability to exploit the cutting-edge technology that we have access to through our close association with Divergent. The most exciting part is that we know we have more performance to come!“

In fact, the lap record represents just the first in a planned string of future performance record attempts, he noted.

“Building a new car is not easy and this group built one fast car,” said Joel Miller. “I can only thank them for having me as the driver during the development process and record run. The revolutionary technology used to build the car complements the speed that it has. And it has a sports car soul when driving. You can feel what the car is doing in the steering wheel. What the powertrain is capable of doing is absolutely mind blowing at maximum power. When setting the record at Laguna Seca, it was not by a little bit but a massive amount!”

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