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Praga Bohema track-focused hypercar revealed


Czech race automotive specialist Praga has joined the ranks of hypercar producers following the reveal of the brand new Bohema, an excessive observe machine designed to even be pushed on the street.

The Bohema, the identify a reference to 115-year-old Praga’s Czech roots, has been developed from scatch, although 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 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 mounted behind the cabin and paired 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 system which helped scale back the peak of the engine by 5.5 inches, enabling Praga to mount the engine low within the automotive.

Whereas the output may not be excessive by hypercar requirements, the focused weight of the automotive is simply 2,164 lb, and that is with all fluids aside from gas. That is thanks principally to carbon-fiber development, each for the central monocoque construction and physique. Carbon elements—a complete of 56—are additionally discovered within the cabin, together with Alcantara and leather-based trim. Magnesium and titanium have additionally been used within the automotive’s development to assist hold weight down.

The outside design appears to be like nearer to a sports activities prototype racer than a street automotive, which should not be a stunned given Praga’s racing focus. The outside was additionally formed in a wind tunnel, which has resulted in complicated aerodynamics able to delivering 1,984 lb of downforce at 155 mph.

As improvement is not full, Praga is holding again on most specs, although the corporate mentioned the highest velocity can be simply over 186 mph. The corporate additionally mentioned homeowners can anticipate the Bohema to show in lap occasions just like a GT3 race automotive.

Praga Bohema

Praga Bohema

Serving to to hone the automotive is former Components 1 driver and present IndyCar star Romain Grosjean. He mentioned he was most impressed with the automotive’s capability to deal with each street and racetrack situations with out the necessity for modification.

“I used to be astonished by the Bohema’s superb efficiency on observe, its accessibility on street, and the benefit of transition between the 2,” he mentioned in a press release.

Full specs can be confirmed nearer to the beginning of manufacturing in 2023. Simply 89 examples are destined for manufacturing, the quantity marking this 12 months’s 89th anniversary of Praga’s historic win within the 1933 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia race. The beginning worth has been confirmed at $1.31 million.

Praga Bohema

Praga Bohema

Praga is but to substantiate the Bohema on the market within the U.S., although the corporate mentioned it’s in discussions with its native associate, Praga Racing West, based mostly at Sonoma Raceway in California.

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