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Praga hypercar teased forward of launch


Czech producer Praga has teased its entry into the hypercar section with a 3rd and closing video earlier than the official launch on November 23 at 17:00 GMT (04:00 AEDT Thursday 24).

The road-legal hypercar is “deliberate for all main hypercar markets”, a Praga spokesperson has confirmed.

Nevertheless, we will probably be fortunate to see the mannequin on Australian shores, as will probably be “hand-built and restricted in quantity to make sure exclusivity” with solely an preliminary 10 automobiles scheduled for manufacturing in 2023.

Praga says that the automobile is “not an idea” and is within the closing phases of improvement so will probably be launched able to order.

The teaser video Praga has launched solely reveals minimal particulars of the automobile, together with a plume of smoke from the twin titanium exhaust pipes, enclosed wheels with Alcon brakes, and what seems to be a cockpit-style silhouette design.

The title, worth, and full technical particulars will probably be launched at Wednesday’s launch.

The corporate has confirmed will probably be light-weight, have a petrol-powered combustion engine, and use an all-carbon chassis building.

Praga is a 115-year-old manufacturing and engineering agency that till now has been constructing all the things from vans, to tractors, tanks, bikes, aeroplanes, and karts, and now a road-legal hypercar beneath its Praga Vehicles division.

The corporate can also be closely concerned in motorsports with its monocoque racing automobile, the Praga R1.

The R1 homes a Renault-Alpine F4R Formulation 2.0 engine that produces 272kW of energy and 395Nm of torque, and as much as 3G of lateral pressure in high-speed corners.

Pushed by Australian DTM driver Ricky Capo with Praga Racing ANZ, the R1 was a winner on the non-championship spherical of the Australian Prototype Sequence at Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst this month.

Nevertheless, Praga says the R1 has “no connection to the highway automobile except for its philosophical spirit of aerodynamics and dramatic excessive power-to-weight ratio.”

Nonetheless, the brand new hypercar will nonetheless be extraordinarily track-focused.

IndyCar driver and former Formulation 1 driver, Roman Grosjean was in a position to take a look at the automobile on the monitor earlier than its launch as a spokesperson for Praga automobiles.

Within the third teaser video Grosjean spoke concerning the racing-inspired nature of the automobile, saying, ”It’s going to be a really restricted automobile. I do know a few of them are going into collections, however I hope that lots of them are going to go on the race monitor as a result of that’s the place a automobile belongs.”

“As a race automobile driver, I imagine the automobile needs to be on monitor. I can let you know that, if that automobile is on monitor, you realize that the motive force that’s driving it’s a man that’s a high driver.”



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