Czinger has set a new lap record at Laguna Seca with its 21C hypercar. Driver Joel Miller completed the record lap in a multi-GPS verified time of 1:25:44. The previous track record was held by the McLaren Senna, with Randy Pobst setting a time of 1:27.62.
This video shows the background to the lap, which took place on 21 July at 19:43 PT under ideal conditions – the weather was clear, with a wind direction of about 9mph NW and an air temperature of 60°. The 21C also broke the previous record on two other laps, with times of 1:27:4 and 1:26:6.
The all-wheel drive, 1,250hp (1,233bhp) hybrid car has a dry weight under 1,240kg, for a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. The 21C also features two high-output electric motors, each powering a front wheel with torque vectoring, and an ultra-lightweight, sequential seven-speed automated manual transmission gearbox. For the lap the car was fitted with fully road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2R tyres.