January 29, 2023

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Praga Bohema track-focused hypercar revealed

Czech race automobile professional Praga has joined the ranks of hypercar manufacturers following the reveal of the new Bohema, an intense monitor device developed to also be driven on the road.

With a identify referencing the 115-12 months-outdated Praga’s Czech roots, the Bohema has been produced from scratch, however its motor is derived from the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 from the Nissan GT-R. The engine in the Bohema has been breathed on by the U.K.’s Litchfield Engineering, with Praga’s qualified output currently being 700 hp, or 100 hp more than the output of the GT-R Nismo.

The motor in the Bohema is mounted powering the cabin and paired with a Hewland sequential transmission. The engine also will get a titanium exhaust that operates from the turbos again. Litchfield also set up a dry sump lubrication program that aided cut down the top of the motor by 5.5 inches, enabling Praga to mount the motor reduced in the car.

Although the output may possibly not be superior by hypercar standards, the targeted bodyweight of the auto is just 2,164 lbs, and that’s with all fluids in place apart from gasoline. This is many thanks largely to carbon-fiber design, both for the central monocoque composition and physique. Carbon parts—a full of 56—are also located in the cabin, together with Alcantara and leather-based trim. Magnesium and titanium have also been used in the car’s building to assistance hold pounds down.

The exterior style and design appears closer to a sports activities prototype racer than a highway motor vehicle, which should not be a surprise supplied Praga’s racing target. The exterior was also formed in a wind tunnel, which has resulted in complex aerodynamics able of offering 1,984 lbs of downforce at 155 mph.

As advancement isn’t finish, Praga is holding back again on most specifications, nevertheless the business claimed the prime speed will be just above 186 mph. The enterprise also said homeowners can hope the Bohema to flip in lap instances equivalent to a GT3 race auto.

Praga Bohema

Praga Bohema

Serving to to hone the vehicle is former Method 1 driver and existing IndyCar star Romain Grosjean. He explained he was most amazed with the car’s skill to deal with equally road and racetrack ailments with out the need for modification.

“I was astonished by the Bohema’s astounding performance on monitor, its accessibility on road, and the relieve of changeover among the two,” he stated in a statement.

Total specs will be verified nearer to the get started of production in 2023. Just 89 examples are destined for production, the variety marking this year’s 89th anniversary of Praga’s historic get in the 1933 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia race. The beginning rate has been verified at $1.31 million.

Praga Bohema

Praga Bohema

Praga is nonetheless to ensure the Bohema for sale in the U.S., nevertheless the organization explained it is in discussions with its regional associate, Praga Racing West, centered at Sonoma Raceway in California.