WORDS: NATHAN CHADWICK | PHOTOS: PRAGA GLOBAL
The Praga Bohema has entered the production stage at its factory in the Czech Republic. Magneto has been following the progress of this 700bhp,1000kg hypercar since the model’s reveal in late 2022. Praga says the 2024 production of the €1.36m road-legal hypercar, which will be built in very low numbers, is planned, with scheduling under way for 2025.
This is an important milestone for Praga in our long, 117-year history
“This is an important milestone for Praga in our long, 117-year history,” said Tomas Kasparek, the owner of Praga Cars. “We’re especially proud to be commencing production only one year after revealing the Bohema prototype car. We are monitoring every stage of the build process very closely, to make sure that the Bohema production car matches, and even exceeds, our customers’ expectations.”
The first customers recently headed to the Praga factory to see the cars being hand-built, before trying out a production-specification Bohema. The first example will be delivered in Europe in the first half of 2024, with further handovers planned in the UAE and US later in the year.
The car has been extensively tested on-road and on-track at Spa-Francorchamps, the Red Bull Ring and the Nürburgring, with input from the likes of Romain Grosjean, Ben Collins and Josef Král. Limited test drives will be available in Europe and the UK in the spring, before the focus moves to North America and the UAE in the latter part of 2024.
“This is a proud moment for everyone at Praga, and an exciting time for our first customers; they have come on this journey with us that has quickly moved from presenting the car in prototype form to production starting,” said Mark Harrison, sales and marketing director at Praga Cars. “Praga is new to the hypercar market, but the product quality, pricing, launch programme and, most importantly, the car’s performance are generating excitement and interest. I’m looking forward to seeing the first car handed over.”
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