The Praga Bohema Prototype Debuts as a Supercar Focused on Future Tracks

Praga is a 115 year old Czech company that manufactures racing cars, go-karts and planes. Now announcing the Bohema hypercar that buyers claim can drive to a track, rack up lap times comparable to the GT3, and then return home. Former Formula One and current IndyCar Series driver Romain Grosjean assisted with testing the model.

The heart of the Bohema is the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 tied to the powerplant in the Nissan GT-R. The company has supply agreements with automakers for engines. Praga wants the app to produce 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 535 pound-feet (725 Newton-meters). It also plans to install a dry sump oil system that will reduce the height of the power plant by 5.5 inches (140 millimeters). The exhaust pipe is titanium.

The gearbox in question is a Hewland sequential unit with a robotic clutch.

Praga projects that Bohema’s top speed is over 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour). The company didn’t mention a 0-60 mph acceleration estimate. The hypercar is supposed to weigh 2,165 pounds (982 kilograms) without fuel.

The Bohemian has a low profile look that instantly evokes endurance racing prototypes. An opening in the nose exposes the suspension sections and allows for a direct view of the body. In profile, the rear wing looks more like a long tail body. Aerodynamically, the part generates more than 1,984 pounds (900 kilograms) of downforce at 155 mph (250 kph), according to the automaker. The carbon fiber monocoque is under the exterior panels.

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Cabin keeps things simple. Praga says there’s room for two adults up to 6 feet 6 inches (2 meters) tall. The driver grips a hexagonal steering wheel with buttons on each side to control things like turn signals, horn and headlights. The digital instrument display is in the center. There is no infotainment screen. Instead, a few more buttons are in the middle stack. The side pods on each side have 1,766 cubic feet (50 liters) of space and have room to attach a helmet.

Praga intends to produce 89 units of the Bohemia. The projected starting price for each is €1.28 million ($1.3 million at current exchange rates). The company claims final development is underway, and plans to build 10 examples of the hypercar by 2023. First deliveries are supposed to start later that year.

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