Tomas Kasparek, head of Praga Cars, said: “This is an important milestone for Praga in our long 117-year history. We are monitoring every stage of the build process very closely to make sure that the Bohema production car matches, and even exceeds our customers’ expectations.”
Sales and marketing director of Praga Cars, Mark Harrison added, “Praga is new to the hypercar market, but the product quality, pricing, launch programme and, most importantly, the car’s performance are generating excitement and interest. I’m looking forward to seeing the first car handed over.”
Starting with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and body structure that was designed in-house, they managed to keep the weight down to a remarkable 982 kilos. Praga’s racing expertise shines through in every detail, with a sleek design tested in a wind tunnel with an F1 racing team’s help.
According to Praga, the hypercar generates over 900kgs of downforce at 250kph, which is crazy high for a road car. It’s a head-turning, purpose-built machine with a racing heart, yet it’s got a license plate.
Under the hood, Praga went with the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine from the Nissan GT-R, linked to a 6-speed sequential transmission by Hewland. They’ve cranked up the power to 700 horses and 725Nm of torque. Combine that with the sub-1000 kilos weight, and you’re looking at a power-to-weight ratio that outmatches the current Le Mans Hypercars. Praga is throwing around numbers like a sub-3.5-second 0-to-100kph sprint and a top speed well over 300kph.
Inside, there is room for two, but it might get cozy since the cockpit is narrow. All its interiors are meticulously crafted by hand. Paddles behind the steering wheel for gear shifts, a central screen for all the essential info, and buttons for indicators, horn, and lights. Despite its laser focus on performance, they’ve thrown in some comforts like air conditioning, a luggage compartment, and swanky Alcantara seats.
The price tag on this beast? A smooth EUR 1.36 million. Not for the proletariats, but for those who can, it’s promising some jaw-dropping performance in return.
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