Czech Republic has not appeared in the limelight as most European states when it comes to car manufacturing, but they do have the Praga R1. A track only race car, the two seater Praga R1 is 4170 mm long, 1800 mm wide, only 995 mm tall with only 590 kilograms dry weight (1300 lbs).
The car was recently spotted in Brno by our photographer xdefxx ahead of its official presentation in a few days’ time. The whole idea behind the Praga R1 is to capitalise on the booming track-day market and features a Renaultsport-sourced, 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 210hp at 7,500rpm. While such a horsepower figure is nothing to brag about, the entire car tips the scales at just 590kg, making it one of the lightest track day vehicles on the market.
Consequently, the R1 has a power-to-weight ratio of 356hp per tonne and all of this raging power is sent through the rear wheels via a six-speed Hewland JFR sequential transmission with a self-locking differential and pneumatic control.The car has so far appeared in various events including the Autosport International 2013