Alcantara has partnered with Czinger Vehicles to create highly customizable interior options for its all-new 21C, including but not limited to the 21C’s seats, door panels, steering wheel and instrument panel.
Originally scheduled to be shown for the first time earlier last week at the Geneva International Motor Show, the 21C now will be unveiled at an exclusive media-only event on March 10 (beginning at 18:30 GMT) in London, UK, and streamed on Czinger’s social media channels and online at www.czinger.com/livestream
Designers at Alcantara, the “Made in Italy” lifestyle brand based in Milan, worked with Czinger’s development team to create a broad range of cutting-edge applications for Alcantara’s lightweight and sustainable materials (100% Carbon Neutral since 2009) to customize this ground-breaking hypercar’s interior.
Limited to just 80 exclusive vehicles, all hand made in Los Angeles, California, the 21C offers a variety of options and opportunities for extreme customization for each customer.
Czinger will showcase what is possible with two specifications of the 21C at its London event: a road-based 21C with a light beige, ecru-colored Alcantara®, and a lightweight track-focused variant with a rear-seat delete and a bespoke 3D embossed black Alcantara material. The road car’s seating features hand-woven centre sections, enriched by piping lines with black Alcantara seat bolsters.
The interior of the 21C track vehicle is equipped almost entirely in black Alcantara. The driver’s seat features embossed 3D Alcantara in a hexagonal pattern, which was achieved with a proprietary Alcantara embossing process that uses a special combination of heat and pressure.
Alcantara material also is applied for the 21C’s seating and is used on the vehicle’s steering wheel, instrument panel, door panels and flooring. Alcantara has been chosen for its extreme customization and its capability to follow all the technological transformations of the material, aimed at the realization of a complex component and created by Alcantara’s Complex Manufacturing Center located at the company’s production plant in Umbria in the heart of Italy.
The iconic design of the 21C is based on the concept of functional art with performance-driven “line logic” that gives rise to the car’s dramatic shape — a concept also reflected in Alcantara’s combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities and supported by Alcantara’s support for artists, designers, museums and other artistic initiatives around the world.
The 21C’s hybrid powertrain drives all four wheels and produces 1250 horsepower with a red line of 11,000 rpm and a top speed of 432 kph (280 mph).
Equipped with a twin-turbo 2.88-liter V8 located mid-vehicle, it relies on two continuous front traction motors and a crank-driven generator and starter to ensure that its lithium-titanate batteries are available when needed.
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents one of the leading Made in Italy brands. A registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A and the result of unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara ® is a highly innovative material offering an unparalleled combination of sensory, aesthetic, and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the chosen material for leading brands in numerous specialist fields: fashion and accessories, the automotive industry, interior design, home décor and consumer-electronics. These characteristics, together with a serious and proven commitment to the use of sustainable materials, allow Alcantara to express and define contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyles of those who love to enjoy everyday products to the full while respecting the environment. Having analyzed, reduced and offset all CO2 emissions linked to the company, in 2009 Alcantara was certified “Carbon Neutral.” In 2011 this report was extended to include the entire life cycles of Alcantara (from “cradle-to-grave”). To document the company’s journey in this field, Alcantara conducts and publishes an annual Sustainability Report, certified by BDO and available for consultation on the company website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara also has production facilities and a research department in Nera Montoro in the heart of Italy’s Umbria region (Terni).