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Grosjean working with Praga to develop new road-going hypercar – EAST AUTO NEWS

Grosjean working with Praga to develop new road-going hypercar


Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean has been working with Czech racing automobile producer Praga to develop an all-new road-going hypercar.

Grosjean, a Praga model ambassador, set the corporate the goal of delivering a ‘real uncompromised two-person street/monitor efficiency automobile’, and he subsequently turned totally concerned with the mission: the Praga Bohemia.

“I used to be astonished by the Bohema’s superb efficiency on monitor, its accessibility on street, and the benefit of transition between the 2,” stated Grosjean. “Praga has really delivered on my problem – on the street, you get a clean journey, the automobile eliminates the bumps, you’ll be able to chat with the passenger, and all the things is calm and okay.

“Then merely change focus and you might be on the monitor. The identical garments, the identical automobile, however the feeling modifications and you might be pushing the restrict and amassing superb lap instances many times, discovering unbelievable potentialities within the Bohema. And we nonetheless have a number of months to fine-tune the on-road compliance and on-track lap instances.”

Most lately recognized for its racing automobiles, the Bohemia is the primary manufacturing road-legal effort for the 115-year-old model since its revival final decade.

Powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 from the Nissan GT-R and developed by UK-based Litchfield Engineering, the Bohemia will put out 700 horsepower whereas weight will likely be below 900 kgs (1985 lb) – a moist, however unfueled weight of 982 kgs (2165 lb) being the producer’s acknowledged goal – due to using a carbon fiber monocoque development together with magnesium, aluminum and titanium.

Suspension is unbiased pushrods all spherical, and the carbon bodywork has been refined by means of intensive CFD modelling and time in an unspecified Components 1 wind tunnel to develop over 900 kgs of downforce at 250 km/h. Its general high pace will likely be a contact over 300 km/h and lap instances are stated to rival these of GT3 racing automobiles.

Each in and out, explicit consideration has been paid to maintaining the automobile’s weight low, however efficiency excessive. However, it’s not utterly compromised, with the outside exhibiting spectacular type regardless of its perform, and the inside able to comfortably seating two tall adults in addition to custom-fitted baggage.

Praga goals to hand-build round 20 automobiles a yr over four-to-five years at a facility within the Czech Republic in partnership with rally crew Kresta Racing. A complete of 89 will likely be produced, the quantity being a nod to the 89th anniversary of Praga’s win within the 1933 1000 Miles of Czechoslovakia, with every costing €1.28 million/USD $1.33m earlier than tax.

Grosjean working with Praga to develop new road-going hypercar – EAST AUTO NEWS
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