Praga isn’t exactly a well-known brand, especially in the United States. Founded in 1907, it was one of the largest automotive firms in Europe during the first half of the 20th century but several factors contributed to its demise in the mid-1960s. But now Praga is back with a new product – a supercar with a Nissan GT-R engine.
The Praga Bohema debuted prototype form in November 2022 and now it's ready to hit the production line. It will be handbuilt at Praga’s dedicated facility in the Czech Republic with just 89 units planned to be assembled. Each one of them will cost around $1.4 million and the first batch of customers was already given an exclusive tour of the factory.
Notably, the inaugural customers also got a taste of the Bohema's capabilities on icy Czech roads, fitted with standard Pirelli Trofeo R tires, ahead of its public debut scheduled for spring 2024. Praga says the first customer handover is planned for later this year in Europe with a special trim to commemorate the occasion. Handovers are also scheduled for the UAE and the US later in 2024, as Praga now accepts orders for 2025 and beyond.
At the heart of the Bohema is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 sourced from the Nissan GT-R under a supply deal between Praga and Nissan. In this application, the unit delivers 700 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque. The car tips the scales at below 2,200 pounds and has a top speed of over 186 miles per hour.
Praga says it received help from renowned race drivers during the development and tuning of the vehicle. Former F1 and IndyCar driver, Romain Grosjean, as well as Ben Collins, the former Stig, were involved in the process.