PragaV4S DKR

Praga V4S DKR

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At home in the desert, the Praga V4S DKR combines the tradition of unstoppable off-road trucks with the speed and agility of the brand’s racing cars. The result is perfectly suited for the world of modern cross-country rallying.

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Built for the most famous marathon rally in the world, the Praga V4S sprang from the cooperation between Praga and the Instaforex Loprais Team. With more than three decades of cross-country rallying experience between them, Aleš Loprais and his uncle, six-time Dakar winner Karel Loprais, have in-depth knowledge of what it takes to build a winning rally truck.

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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.

Loprais Dakar Team

Praga joined forces with Loprais family to build the ultimate Dakar Truck

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Anyone who’s been following truck racing at Dakar in the past decades probably knows the name Loprais by heart. Karel Loprais became a Dakar legend in 1980s and 1990s. He won the famous endurance rally six times, gaining a nickname “Monsieur Dakar” among his colleagues and competitors.

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He passed down his passion for desert racing to his nephew, Aleš Loprais, who became one of the top drivers in today’s Dakar and Silk Way endurance rallies. He scored pole positions in both and won the Silk Way Rally in 2011. The connection of the most successful Czech Dakar family and technological expertise of Praga gave birth to the Praga V4S DKR.

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He passed down his passion for desert racing to his nephew, Aleš Loprais, who became one of the top drivers in today’s Dakar and Silk Way endurance rallies. He scored pole positions in both and won the Silk Way Rally in 2011. The connection of the most successful Czech Dakar family and technological expertise of Praga gave birth to the Praga V4S DKR.

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Aleš Loprais is currently preparing for the 2021 Dakar Rally, which will take place in Saudi Arabia. It will be his 14th Dakar. It will also be his second rally with the Praga V4S DKR, a truck that’s been designed, built and fine-tuned using the Loprais team’s deep knowledge of the endurance rallying. Four decades of experience with the toughest racing materialized in a truck that is poised to start a new chapter in the history of the Loprais Dakar legend.

Made to be Tough and Fast

Technical specifications

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Fast yet durable

The cross-country rally truck has to cover hundreds of kilometres a day in unforgiving conditions such as torrid deserts, treacherous dune fields, rocky mountain passes or vegetation-covered savannahs - and it has to it all at an incredible pace.

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Agility for the rough road

The time-proven concept of an off-road truck with independent suspension meets racecar technology. Precision-tuned chassis and well-balanced weight distribution contribute to great handling and stability, while retaining its off-road capabilities.

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Unstoppable power

The combination of optimised engine power output and automatic transmission help when driving over the hardest obstacles, and allow for more speed in difficult passes. They also reduce wear and increase the lifespan of many other components.

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Early successes, promise of the future

Right from the start, the Praga V4S DKR confirmed its qualities. During its premiere at Rally Dakar 2020, it fought for podium positions in individual legs. Now, it’s ready to go even further and challenge for the top places in the overall classification.

Winning Races Across the World

Crossing deserts, jumping dunes and storming the rough roads. The Praga V4S DKR is built to go fast where others can’t go at all.

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