The Praga Bohema is a brand-new Czech supercar with Nissan GT-R internals. Right here’s a better have a look at the story behind it…
Praga is an organization that’s been round some time – since 1907, in reality. Throughout that point, they’ve constructed just about each kind of auto that you can imagine; bikes, vehicles, even planes and tanks! Nonetheless, earlier than the 2010s, Praga hadn’t really constructed a automobile since 1947. Now although, they’re present process one hell of a rebrand.
The Praga R1 racecar arrived in 2012, and previously few years it’s loved a resurgence of recognition because of a brand new one-make racing collection being developed for it. And let’s be sincere, it actually helps that YouTube character Jimmy Broadbent has been closely concerned with the model too, documenting his journey from sim racer to actual racer behind the wheel of an R1.
A roadgoing model of that racecar was unveiled in 2016, however now, Praga has gone again to the drafting board and provide you with this – their first *correct* try at a manufacturing car.
The very first thing you discover in regards to the Praga Bohema is its appears to be like. After all, type is a subjective matter, however to our eyes a minimum of, its aerodynamic-led aesthetic is solely beautiful. These sharp strains actually do make a distinction too – Praga reckons that it’ll create 900kg of downforce at 250km/h (155mph): a nod to the truth that though this beast is street authorized, it’s nonetheless very a lot track-focused.
Now, whereas quite a bit about this automobile and model might really feel a bit of unfamiliar, the facility unit lurking in its engine bay actually received’t. Certainly, peel away the engine cowl and also you’ll discover a tuned model of the Nissan GT-R’s VR38DETT V6! So far as bases for modified engines go, the VR38 is hardly a foul place to begin, I’m certain you’ll agree. Based on Praga, the model of the engine that’s made its method into the Bohema will produce a whopping 700bhp @ 6800rpm, in addition to 725Nm (534 lb ft) of torque @ 3000rpm. That is because of some fettling by famend GT-R tuners, Litchfield, who improve the turbos and exhaust system, and add a dry sump rather than the moist one.
With a kerb weight of simply 982kg, that implies that the Praga Bohema has a greater energy to weight ratio than a Le Mans Hypercar! In consequence, 62mph arrives in simply 2.3 seconds, whereas the highest velocity is recorded as greater than 300km/h (186mph). It’s price remembering although that this automobile isn’t about breaking velocity data – it’s about going spherical corners faster than the rest.
Pushrod suspension with horizontally mounted coilovers has been designed to assist it obtain that feat, aided by carbon fibre wishbones and management arms. Six-piston carbon ceramic brake discs are tasked with bringing the Bohema to a cease, whereas the staggered 18 & 19-inch rims they sit behind come wrapped in a set of Pirelli Trofeo Rs. Nonetheless, in the event you’re feeling actually hardcore, you too can get a set of slicks for observe use.
In case you’re inquisitive about shopping for a Praga Bohema of your individual, you’ll want quite deep pockets. Solely 89 will ever be constructed, priced at a mind-boggling £1.32 million apiece.