Praga is a 115-year Czech firm that builds race vehicles, go-karts, and planes. It is now asserting the Bohema hypercar that it claims consumers can drive to the observe, flip GT3-comparable lap instances, after which return dwelling. Former Formulation One and present IndyCar Sequence driver Romain Grosjean is aiding with the mannequin’s testing.
The guts of the Bohema is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s associated to the powerplant within the Nissan GT-R. The corporate has a provide cope with the automaker for the engines. Praga needs this utility to make 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 535 pound-feet (725 Newton-meters). It additionally plans to suit a dry sump oil system that would cut back the powerplant’s peak by 5.5 inches (140 millimeters). The exhaust pipes are titanium.
The supposed gearbox is a Hewland sequential unit with a robotic clutch.
Praga tasks that the Bohema’s prime pace is over 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour). The corporate does not point out a 0-60 mph acceleration estimate. The hypercar is meant to weigh 2,165 kilos (982 kilograms) with out gas.
The Bohema has a low-slung look that instantly evokes an endurance racing prototype. Openings within the nostril expose parts of the suspension and permit for seeing straight by the physique. In profile, the rear wing seems extra like a long-tail physique. Aerodynamically, this piece produces over 1,984 kilos (900 kilograms) of downforce at 155 mph (250 kph), in accordance with the automaker. A carbon-fiber monocoque is beneath the outside panels.
The cabin retains issues easy. Praga says there’s room for 2 adults as tall as 6 ft 6 inches (2 meters). The motive force grips a hexagonal steering wheel with buttons on either side for controlling issues just like the flip alerts, horn, and headlights. A digital instrument show is within the center. There isn’t any infotainment display screen. As a substitute, just a few extra buttons are on the middle stack. A aspect pod on either side has 1.766 cubic ft (50 liters) of area and has room for becoming a helmet.
Praga intends to provide 89 items of the Bohema. The projected beginning worth for every of them is €1.28 million ($1.3 million at present alternate charges). The corporate claims last improvement is now underway, and it plans to construct 10 examples of the hypercar in 2023. The primary deliveries are supposed to start within the latter a part of that yr.