Praga, known for its trucks and engines, has moved up a level and is now competing with the biggest sports car manufacturers.
The Czech automotive brand, Praga, began its history in the 19th century and was one of the first car manufacturers on the continent. During the socialist era, unsurprisingly, the brand shifted its focus to commercial vehicles and by now it has become almost completely forgotten. Yet, the brand is still around and has now taken an unexpected step by launching a hypercar. The Bohema sports car is a two-seater, powered by a 3.8-liter biturbo V6 Nissan GT-R petrol engine, which takes it from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 2 seconds. Top speed is around 300 km/h, which has been tested by former F1 driver Romain Grosjean.
It has a dramatic and spectacular appearance, with its doors open looking rather insect-like and futuristic. However, its designers have not only focused on looks and speed, but they have also fitted it with the safety features that are essential for speed racing.
The hypercar costs €1.28 million and is expected to be produced in a limited run of 89 units in the second half of next year.