Praga R1R

A true race-bred road-legal prototype

Praga R1R

(No longer available)

Driving to a circuit, setting fastest laps, and then driving back home? That rarely happens these days. Today’s supposedly race-derived supercars are simply too different from their road-going cousins. We wanted to challenge that dogma with our first road-going car in decades, the extreme and dramatic R1R. The Praga R1R project was a successful exercise in getting racing technology on the roads. From the glamorous streets of Monaco, to cross-continental autoroutes and even in icey northern Sweden, the R1R turned heads and comes as close as any sports car can to delivering the true “race-to-road” dream.

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A tribute to history

The Praga R1R was not only a nod to Praga’s illustrious history, developed as our first road-going car since 1947, but it is also a reminder of a time when legendary racers drove their cars to the racetracks, raced, and won. We wanted to do the same – build a race car that’s legal for the street.

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First on the road

For our 21st Century road car, we used the race-winning Praga R1 as a start. Then we added everything the road car needs, from the technology and equipment to enable daily driving, to a suspension system able to deal with ordinary roads. But don’t be under any illusion, we kept its racing heart and pedigree.

Aerodynamics

The teardrop cabin and the truly dramatic bodywork is defined by the laws of aerodynamics, giving the R1R driver the sort of memorable experience at road-legal speeds usually reserved for racing drivers

At speeds of over 200 km/h our road car’s downforce exceeds its weight, meaning that in theory it can be driven upside down. In practice it means cornering becomes addictive!

Aerodynamics

The teardrop cabin and the truly dramatic bodywork is defined by the laws of aerodynamics, giving the R1R driver the sort of memorable experience at road-legal speeds usually reserved for racing drivers.

At speeds of over 200 km/h our road car’s downforce exceeds its weight, meaning that in theory it can be driven upside down. In practice it means cornering becomes addictive!

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.