Praga R1

Giant-killing on tracks all around the world

Praga R1

 
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Lightweight with extreme downforce. Full carbon chassis, body and safety cell plus low running costs.

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The Praga R1’s dynamic design and bespoke engineering provides the perfect motor racing platform, highlighted by its composite monocoque and aero-inspired carbon fibre bodywork. From its precision-machined, lightweight and durable parts to a practical package and design that allows for the minimum operational crew, the Praga R1 offers the ultimate race-winning motorsport technology in an affordable package.

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The Praga R1’s dynamic design and bespoke engineering provides the perfect motor racing platform, showcased by its composite monocoque and aero-inspired carbon fibre bodywork. From its precision-machined, lightweight and durable parts to a practical package and a design that allows for the minimum operational crew, the Praga R1 offers the ultimate race-winning motorsport technology in an affordable package.

WINNING RACES AROUND THE WORLD

Praga R1 and R1T are pure-bred racing machines that turn heads and win races. Prototype LMP style aero, with proven giant-killing ability, at relatively low cost. Our story continues.

Czech Mates Praga Cars and 2019 Class 1 Winners, VR Motorsport, reveal new three-car 2020 Britcar line-up

Praga Cars and VR Motorsport welcome clarification from Motorsport UK regarding the postponement of the 2020 race season Two turbo Praga R1T Evo and one naturally aspirated R1S to compete in 2020 B

Praga | Czech Mates Praga Cars and 2019 Class 1 Winners, VR Motorsport, reveal new three-car 2020 Britcar line-up

Home race for Praga Cars

Praga Cars took part in the FIA CEZ championship after almost a years break. Praga R1T pilot Aleš Jirasek managed to place P1 in both sprint qualifiers. In the races he took two overall third places

Praga | Home race for Praga Cars

Praga Cars debut in The Middle East

In the pursuit to expand Praga Cars’ global presence, Praga Cars has now made its debut in The Middle East. In partnership with AUH Motorsports, the Praga R1 makes its first visit to Dubai Autodrome

Praga | Praga Cars debut in The Middle East

Praga R1T EVO: The fastest Praga R1 yet

At Autosport International 2018 PRAGA Cars will launch the new Praga R1T EVO, the fastest Praga R1 yet. The Autosport show takes place in Birmingham, England in January, with trade days on 11-12th and

Praga | Praga R1T EVO: The fastest Praga R1 yet

The Snow Run

After his first experience with Praga, Jon Olsson was eager for more. So we took the Praga R1R, wrapped it in his signature snow camo, and took it to its native Sweden, way beyond the Arctic circle, t

Praga | The Snow Run

Lotus Praga Team gears up for 24H Le Mans

16 June 2013 ---  In anticipation of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the Lotus Praga LMP2 team has officially announced its driver line-up for the event. While Lotus made its debut in the rac

Praga | Lotus Praga Team gears up for 24H Le Mans

Made with passion and precision

Technical specifications

Engine: Renault-Alpine F4R Formula 2.0
Cylinders and valves: 4 cylinders / 16 valves
Engine power: 210 bhp – 380 bhp
Engine torque: 210 Nm – 410 Nm
Displacement: 1998 ccm
Bore x Stroke: 82.7 x 93 mm
Dimensions (H x L x W): 965 x 4144 x 1800 mm
Weight: 592 kg - 625 kg

Praga R1 592 kg Weight
210bhp @ 7250rpm Power
220Nm @ 4500rpm Torque

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Praga R1S 620 kg Weight
235bhp @ 7250rpm Power
250Nm @ 5200rpm Torque

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Praga R1T Evo 620 kg Weight
340-380bhp @ 6900rpm Power
370-410Nm @ 5750rpm Torque

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Lightweight

Being lighter gives you an advantage. It allows you to brake later, take corners faster and accelerate more easily. Lighter means gentler on expensive tires but it also means your car generates less kinetic energy, which helps with more accurate steering.

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Praga DIN corrected engine

You can choose a DIN-corrected engine – an uprated version of the Renault engine in the R1.

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Easy to set-up

Proper set-up is the key to great racing results. The Praga -R1 is so easy to set up mechanically that you can make it through the weekend with a single mechanic. Easily accessible AIM telemetry, and you can also use the hard data to find the best set-up.

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Low running cost

While your competitors reach deep into their pockets to keep their engines running, the heart of your R1 has been developed to last throughout your season. Plus, the R1’s service costs have been reduced by using high-quality parts from proven suppliers, and the engine rebuild time is just 50 hours.

Aerodynamics

Thanks to its sophisticated aerodynamics, the teardrop-shaped Praga R1 can generate a downforce of up to 1.5 times its weight. Enhanced traction and incredible cornering ability set the R1 apart from its competitors, generating up to 3G of lateral force on corners.

Aerodynamics

Thanks to its sophisticated aerodynamics, the teardrop-shaped Praga R1 can generate downforce of up to 1.5 times its weight. Enhanced traction and incredible cornering ability sets the R1 apart from its competitors, generating up to 3G of lateral force in corners.

Safety

The Praga R1 far exceeds the safety standards in any comparable category.

Interior safety

The driver seating position in the car is situated below the tangential line connecting the front and the rear roll hoop protective structures of the carbon fibre composite monocoque.

A six-point harness ensures the driver is held securely in place, and the Hans compatible design head rest is positioned and padded to support the driver’s head, offering the best possible protection to head and cervical spine.

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Windows

A Lexan® polypropylene shatterproof windscreen and side windows offer a lightweight protective safety screen against the elements as well as any debris from the track. The windscreen’s steep angle further improves its ability to deflect even larger objects offering the driver additional protection.

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Carbon monocoque

Since the 1970s, a Carbon Fibre Composite (CFC) monocoque has become the industry standard core safety feature throughout the highest level of motorsport.

Whether you race in LMP1 or F1 the CFC safety cell is the driver’s optimal safety blanket. The Praga R1 introduced the full carbon monocoque at an affordable club racing price point offering this proven lightweight safety structure to both professional and amateur racers.

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Fuel cell and fire extinguisher

Fire is the number one enemy to any racing driver. To minimise the danger the Praga R1 works to all the latest FIA-standards that not only support safety in road and racing cars, but are actually set for military-grade applications. The Praga fuel tank is manufactured to the FIA FT3-1999 standards, made of flexible and highly durable material that minimises the risk of damage through compression.

It is also fully internally baffled with safety foam reducing the speed of spill in the rare chance that the tank is punctured. The tank incorporates a roll-over vent valve that allows the fuel bladder to breath as it expands during high temperature races, and prevents fuel spill in the event of a roll-over.

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Energy absorbing safety structures

The Praga R1 crash safety structure has a carbon fibre composite monocoque at its core. To protect the driver inside this safety cell from the destructive effects of rapid deceleration in the event of a high-speed crash, the monocoque is further equipped with energy dissipating structures to cushion the impact.

These are front and rear-mounted crashbox structures, side-mounted crumple zones combined with water radiators and Kevlar® strengthened flooring all-round.

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“It was a good feeling driving this car. I enjoyed it a lot.”

Sébastien Loeb

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“I was amazed by the R1’s agility.”

David Coulthard

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“That was f*cking amazing!”

Felix Baumgartner

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“I liked the Praga R1’s sharpness. Great chassis!”

Martin Prokop

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“It was a pleasure to be the first one to race the R1.”

Tom Onslow-Cole

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Arrive & drive

Racing was never so accessible. Our goal is to connect professional racing teams all around the world with customers who would like to race in the Praga R1. Rent a place at selected races and have everything taken care of by your racing team for the weekend.

113 years of engineering excellence

Since 1907 we have designed, developed and produced racing cars, road cars,
airplanes, trucks, buses, motorcycles and go-karts for the world.

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