Prague is one of the few automotive gems in the Czech Republic with over 100 years of history and countless years of experience in modern motorsport. Now, the company has decided to put its experience on the public road with the Bohema supercar, a model planned for a very limited production.
In total, Praga will only build 89 Bohemas, to celebrate the 89th anniversary of the Praga Alfa’s victory in the 1,000-mile Czechoslovak road race in 1933. To make sure the car is as good on the track as it is on the road, road, Prague turned to former F1 driver and current IndyCar ace Romain Grosjean.
Built around a carbon monocoque, the body is spectacular to say the least. The bodywork elements, also in carbon fiber, were entirely designed in-house. Engineering and design teams worked hand-in-hand in an F1 team’s wind tunnel to ensure the car not only looks good, but is also highly efficient, with no less than 900kg of downforce at 250km. /h. Thanks to its lightweight construction, it is almost as much as the total weight of the car that is kept below the 1000 kg mark!
Inside, Prague wanted to design a comfortable car, even for tall adults. There are adjustable seats, storage space for your smartphone and water bottles, and air conditioning for those hot days. Praga says the cockpit design was inspired by its aviation and racing divisions, which explains the extensive use of Alcantara and driver-focused ergonomics with most information in the center of the steering wheel.
(2,204 lbs.) wet. It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in less than 2.3 seconds, according to the manufacturer, while it tops out at 186 mph (299 km/h), which according to Prague is the fastest speed achievable for realistic on most circuits.
Powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 from a Nissan GT-R, the engine travels direct from Japan to the UK to be modified by Litchfield. The tuners disassemble the engine and convert it into a dry sump, making it more compact, allowing both the lowering of the car and avoiding the risk of oil dripping when cornering. The tuner also adds its own turbos to the engine to make it more reliable and powerful, with 710 hp at 6,800 rpm and 724 Nm of torque between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm. Titanium exhausts enhance engine sound and power is transmitted through a Hewland 6-speed sequential gearbox. Its robotic clutch gives it a semi-automatic mode.
Like many race cars, the Praga Bohema uses horizontally mounted pushrod adjustable shock absorbers. There are also 18-inch front and 19-inch rear center-lock wheels with 380mm carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers. Overall, the Prague engineers have managed to limit unsprung mass to just 180kg, meaning the ride can still be supple enough for the road without resorting to a heavy adaptive suspension system.
Prices for the Czech supercar start at $1.31 million and production is expected to begin in the Czech Republic in the second half of 2023. Once production begins, Prague expects to build 20 Bohemas per year. The company is currently taking orders, hoping to find resellers in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
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