Praga reveals details of 2021 R1

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Czech manufacturer Praga has revealed initial details of its 2021 R1, following the marques’ success in the 2020 British GT Championship, where R1s won seven of nine races.

According to the company, the car will feature a larger fuel cell, significantly revised aero package, improved safety features and enhanced driver adjustments, including in-car pedal adjustment, to make it better suited to endurance racing. It notes that the design has also been revised to allow for a minimal operational crew.

Praga also announced the creation of a new British headquarters, planned to open in spring 2021. It will be the new home for Praga’s motorsport operations in the UK, offering a showroom, race car preparation, state-of-the-art sim facilities, and office space for motorsport-related businesses.

Full details of the €195,000 (US$231,000) 2021 turbocharged Praga R1 will be announced in January with production slots already committed through until March. Though the new car is visually similar to its predecessor, Mark Harrison, Praga Cars UK managing director, said, “ The silhouette of the current generation car remains unchanged, but make no mistake, this car represents a significant step forward in terms of performance and usability.

“We are excited to finally be sharing some of the work that has been going on behind the scenes in preparation for our biggest year to date. Our new UK headquarters is a significant statement of intent and reflects the scale of our plans.”

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