In essence, Divergent is a DIY-platform for small-batch carmakers. For as little as $4 million, an aspiring carmaker can get the tools and know-how to set up a microfactory. (A traditional auto factory costs around a billion dollars before the doors even open.) By using an ultralight chassis made from printed parts, would-be carmakers can reduce materials and costs. To lure clients, Czinger set up a facility in Torrance, California, to build the Blade, which runs on gasoline and compressed natural gas. At 1,400 pounds, it is more than three times lighter than a Tesla Model S and blazingly fast (zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds). More to the point, it took only seven months to go from design to car (no expensive tool-and-die shop, no delays from parts suppliers). That's a win by any measure.