Czech race automobile specialist Praga has joined the ranks of hypercar producers following the disclose of the brand new Bohema, an excessive song device designed to even be pushed at the highway.
With a reputation referencing the 115-year-old Praga’s Czech roots, the Bohema has been advanced from scratch, regardless that its engine is derived from the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 from the Nissan GT-R. The engine within the Bohema has been breathed on by means of the U.Okay.’s Litchfield Engineering, with Praga’s focused output being 700 hp, or 100 hp greater than the output of the GT-R Nismo.
The engine within the Bohema is fixed in the back of the cabin and matched with a Hewland sequential transmission. The engine additionally will get a titanium exhaust that runs from the turbos again. Litchfield additionally put in a dry sump lubrication machine that helped scale back the peak of the engine by means of 5.5 inches, enabling Praga to mount the engine low within the automobile.
Whilst the output will not be top by means of hypercar requirements, the focused weight of the auto is solely 2,164 kilos, and that’s the reason with all fluids in position with the exception of gasoline. That is thank you most commonly to carbon-fiber development, each for the central monocoque construction and frame. Carbon portions—a complete of 56—also are discovered within the cabin, in conjunction with Alcantara and leather-based trim. Magnesium and titanium have additionally been used within the automobile’s development to assist stay weight down.
The outside design appears nearer to a sports activities prototype racer than a highway automobile, which should not be a wonder given Praga’s racing center of attention. The outside used to be additionally formed in a wind tunnel, which has ended in complicated aerodynamics in a position to turning in 1,984 kilos of downforce at 155 mph.
As construction is not whole, Praga is retaining again on maximum specs, regardless that the corporate stated the highest velocity will probably be simply over 186 mph. The corporate additionally stated house owners can be expecting the Bohema to show in lap occasions very similar to a GT3 race automobile.
Serving to to hone the auto is former Formulation 1 motive force and present IndyCar big name Romain Grosjean. He stated he used to be maximum inspired with the auto’s talent to maintain each highway and racetrack stipulations with out the desire for amendment.
“I used to be astonished by means of the Bohema’s wonderful efficiency on course, its accessibility on highway, and the benefit of transition between the 2,” he stated in a commentary.
Complete specs will probably be showed nearer to the beginning of manufacturing in 2023. Simply 89 examples are destined for manufacturing, the quantity marking this yr’s 89th anniversary of Praga’s historical win within the 1933 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia race. The beginning worth has been showed at $1.31 million.
Praga is but to substantiate the Bohema on the market within the U.S., regardless that the corporate stated it’s in discussions with its native spouse, Praga Racing West, primarily based at Sonoma Raceway in California.