Historic Czech model Praga, primarily based within the vacationer sizzling spot of Prague, final week introduced it signed its first dealership within the U.S.
The dealership, often known as Praga Racing West, is predicated at Sonoma Raceway in California and owned and operated by skilled racers Paul Blickman, Tim Barber and Steven Farrario.
Praga’s present lineup consists of a race automotive often known as the R1, in addition to go-karts and a Cessna-like plane often known as the Alfa. The corporate’s U.S. dealership is targeted solely on the R1 and is providing a full service together with the preliminary buy, scheduled upkeep, and observe assist and transport.
The R1 was launched in 2012 and has been constantly up to date through the years. The automotive will be modified to satisfy varied laws for sports activities automotive racing, and in its present guise encompasses a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, a mid-mounted 2.0-liter inline-Four engine, and a dry weight of about 1,418 kilos.
Praga additionally briefly supplied a road-going model of the R1 often known as the R1R. Simply 68 examples have been constructed again in 2015, the quantity representing the quantity of years that had handed because the begin of manufacturing of the R1R and Praga’s earlier street automotive.