Praga is back! The new Bohema hypercar hardly looks street legal, but it is
Praga has unveiled its all-new street-legal hypercar in the form of a pre-production prototype. The new Praga Bohema is a mid-engined two-seater capable of extremely high performance on the track, but is also comfortable and practical for long journeys.
Boasting a carbon fiber monocoque and race-oriented fully adjustable suspension, the Praga Bohema is extremely light at just 982 kg (without fuel) and powered by a six-cylinder twin-turbo engine derived from the powerful Nissan GT-R Reliability and ease of maintenance and the potential for further performance optimization.
The new model is based on Nissan’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which has been used in all GT-R models since 2007. In addition, the engine is built around an aluminum alloy cylinder block and there are dual overhead camshafts per cylinder bank with continuously variable valve timing on the intake valve.
In addition, Praga aims for the Bohema production car to deliver up to 700 hp at 6800 rpm and 725 Nm of torque from 3000 to 6000 rpm. The Bohema engine was mated via a robotic clutch to the acclaimed Hewland sequential gearbox, allowing for a semi-automatic driving mode. This choice of gearing ensures quick shifting, durability and the ability to handle high torque with minimal weight when fitted with the bespoke, road optimized helical gears.
The new Bohema was designed and styled by the Praga team, while modeling and fine-tuning was done in an F1 team’s wind tunnel. The model utilizes innovative and extensive aerodynamics including a unique rear spoiler design resulting in over 900kg of downforce at 250km/h and the chassis is a strong carbon fiber monocoque construction.
The model’s exterior features lightweight carbon fiber outer panels attached to the monocoque, front mirrors mounted on long, rigid stalks, a deeply curved Praga windshield, rear wheel arches with deep storage areas, and front gullwing doors that unlock electronically with mechanical reserve become releases.
The interior of the vehicle features steps integrated into the footwells for easy access to the vehicle, a detachable steering wheel, an adjustable steering column, pedal box and seats, a large digital display, a leather-covered central bolster with an embossed Praga logo and storage pockets on the doors and behind the seats.
Praga Bohema is currently undergoing its final development program in the UK, Europe and the Middle East and will be unveiled in its final production specification in the first half of 2023. Praga aims to make Bohema a street legal vehicle in all major hypercar markets and is now taking orders from potential partners in countries such as Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA.
Only 89 units will be produced, representing the 89th anniversary of Praga’s historic 1933 road race victory. Production of the Bohema is scheduled to start in the Czech Republic in the second half of 2023, with prices starting at £1.1m including taxes.