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THE LITTLE-KNOWN CZECH MANUFACTURER CHOSE A NISSAN GT-R ENGINE FOR ITS $1.3 MILLION PRAGA BOHEMA

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The Czech company Praga has been making go-karts, race cars, and even airplanes for 115 years. However, it is now entering the street-legal, track-focused supercar market.The Porsche Bohema, a supercar that was teased earlier this month and costs nearly $1.3 million, is here. However, today is the actual event, so let's get started.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 from the Nissan GT-R powers the limited-edition Bohema. However, UK engineering firm Litchfield has stripped it down and turned it into a dry sump, reducing its height by 5.5 inches.The engine can sit lower in the vehicle as a result, reducing the risk of oil overheating when cornering at high speeds.

New twin turbos are an additional engine modification that contributes to the production of up to 700 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 535 lb-ft of torque from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm.If you recall, Litchfield has also produced GT-Rs with more than 1,000 horsepower.For a semi-automatic driving mode, Bohema chose a Hewland sequential gearbox with a robotic clutch.The Praga's projected maximum velocity is a staggering 186 mph (the most elevated sensible speed conceivable on a race track, Praga claims) and it arrives at 62 mph from a stop in under 2.3 seconds.

Without fuel, it has a target weight of 2,165 pounds and can produce 1,984 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.To avoid irritating sub-woofer-style resonance and vibrations, the engine and transmission are mounted separately from the carbon chassis.A monocoque made of carbon fiber is beneath the exterior panels that were designed in-house.In order to achieve GT3 race car lap times, Praga collaborated with Romain Grosjean, a former driver in Formula One who now competes in IndyCar.

Grosjean said, "I was astonished by the Bohema's amazing performance on the track, its accessibility on the road, and the ease with which it transitioned between the two."Praga actually met my challenge!You get a smooth ride on the road, the car doesn't have any bumps, you can talk to the passenger, and everything is calm and okay.After that, simply shift your focus, and you'll be back on track. Like other racecars, the Bohema has pushrod-operated adjustable dampers mounted horizontally. These dampers are connected to centrally locked 18-inch wheels up front and 19-inch wheels down back. Six-piston carbon ceramic disc brakes with a 380 mm diameter were chosen by Praga.

The two-seat interior features a digital instrument display mounted in the middle, a narrow, aerodynamically designed two-seat cockpit with clever ergonomics, ample luggage space, 56 individual carbon parts, Alcantara and leather trim, and a driver's seat that is fully adjustable. However, there is no infotainment system.The horn, turn signals, and headlights can all be controlled via the buttons on the hexagonal steering wheel, which has a cool appearance.Additional track testing is taking place in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Praga's home track, the Slovakia Ring, as the Bohema's development continues.

Although only ten examples are planned for 2023, production is scheduled to begin in the second half of the following year.Over the next four years, approximately 20 automobiles will be hand-built annually.Praga claims that 89 vehicles will be produced all together.

A worldwide client and determination focus will open its entryways in the UK one year from now, as well as track and client conveyance programs. Pricing is estimated to start around $1.3 million based on the most recent exchange rates.


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