The Česká kotlina does not have many supercars produced, and none of them were guaranteed to be as fast as the hot new Praga Bohema. It was presented to the public for the first time last year, and now manual production has officially begun in a factory in the Czech Republic. What will customers get for their 34 million crowns (without tax)…?
The development of the Praga Bohema is based on the experience gained in racing and also in the construction of the previous circuit missile Praga R1, a carbon special with sophisticated aerodynamics powered by an engine from the Clio RS. Bohema, however, belongs to a different league – under the carbon body reminiscent of the Batmobile hides a twice-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine from the legendary Godzilla, that is, the Nissan GT-R R35, tuned to 710 horsepower.
It is also made of carbon monocoque, so the total weight has been kept below one ton – with a power-to-weight ratio of around 700 horsepower per ton, it clearly trumps many competitors from Ferrari, Porsche or McLaren. In addition, it has sticky Pirelli Trofeo R tires and is said to produce up to 900 kg of downforce, so Bohema will be really fast as hell on the circuit, Praga promises lap times corresponding to GT3 class specials.
Which are not numbers pulled out of a sleeve or spit out by a sophisticated simulator, because Praga tested the Bohema at the Red Bull Ring, Spa-Francorchamps and the legendary Nürburgring. Factory test driver Josef Král alternated behind the wheel with ex-F1 pilot Romain Grosjean and ex-Stig Ben Collins, which are experts who know something about really fast driving.
Praga Bohema thus resembles a racing car not only in appearance, but also in driving experience. Unlike it, however, it has road homologation, so you don’t have to bring it to the circuit on a stilt behind another car, but you can simply drive there.
It’s no wonder that 89 customers are willing to shell out 34 million tax-free for it – there is no other racing car as fast as this, with which you could drive the competition on the circuit on Saturday and on Sunday morning you could drive to get fresh rolls and bring them home still warm, simply does not exist