Fancy something a little different for your next track day?

0


If you’re planning to spend some of this year’s tax return on a new racing car, why settle for a stripped-down Porsche Cayman or BMW M3? Instead, what about the awesome Praga R1?

The niche Czech automaker has announced that Melbourne-based Praga Racing ANZ will be tasked with handling all Oceanic inquiries, meaning there is now an easier way to bring the R1 race car into Nova Scotia. Zealand.

It will be led by Nik Manukyan, owner and director of Euro MotorSport (EMS) and Rick Campbell, race car driver and CEO / owner of various technology consulting companies.

Fancy something a little more special for your new <a class=track car? You can now get a Praga R1 in New Zealand.” style=”width:100%;display:inline-block”/>

Provided

Fancy something a little more special for your new track car? You can now get a Praga R1 in New Zealand.

Mark Harrison, Head of Commercial Operations for Praga Cars, said: “We are really delighted to have agreed the terms with Rick and Nik and look forward to helping them develop the Praga brand in the region.

READ MORE:
* Radical unleashed on New Zealand
* Kiwi car makes UK track debut
* Volvo’s magnificent P1800 reborn as a road racer

“The R1 is an economical and easy to use mini-LMP style carbon race car that is now really starting to take off in the UK and I expect the same to happen in Australia and New Zealand. in the years to come given the historically close engine. racing links between our countries.

The R1 makes more horsepower than a Honda Civic Type R and weighs about a third of a too.

Provided

The R1 makes more horsepower than a Honda Civic Type R and weighs about a third of a too.

Praga Racing ANZ will take delivery of the first two R1s in the third quarter of 2021 with a view to participating in a series of national races in Australia from early 2022.

He also wants to offer an ‘end-to-end proposition for the purchase, maintenance and support of the Praga R1 for both track days and for those who wish to race the ultimate in high performance, lightweight racing cars. and aerodynamically advanced at an affordable price. . “

The R1 itself uses a bespoke, turbocharged, center-mounted four-cylinder engine, good for 272 kW / 395 Nm. Thanks to a lot of carbon fiber in the body and chassis, the car weighs only 643 kg before fluids .

It probably won't make it to New Zealand, but Praga is also building a mental Dakar truck.

Provided

It probably won’t make it to New Zealand, but Praga is also building a mental Dakar truck.

Praga says the engine will last 4,500 km before it needs to be rebuilt.

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, with paddle shifters, a flat gearshift, and an automatic beep.

While it’s unclear what else will be on offer at ANZ, Praga is also building a Dakar cross-country truck (probably not) and a small plane (almost certainly not).


Share.

About Author

Leave A Reply