This New Praga Car Can Drive Upside Down

This New Praga Car Can Drive Upside Down

They were one of the first companies to produce automobiles in the Czech Republic, and later manufactured trucks, motorcycles, buses, trolleys, planes, and even tanks.

Since 1907, they produced such classic vehicles as the Praga Mignon and the Praga Alfa.



But Praga’s last road car (the “Praga Lady”) was produced in 1947.

The company continued to manufacture vehicles during the communist years, including the M53/59 Praga anti-aircraft gun, and has more recently began to manufacture racing cars under the Praga Racing label.

Now, Praga is bringing their R1 racing car to the streets.

The Praga R1R will be the company’s first road car since 1947. Based on the company’s R1 race car, it will be “lighter than any production car” and “safer than competitive race cars.” Finally, a vehicle “designed to provide functionality of a circuit race car on a track and usability and comfort for an ultimate street use.”

And, oh yeah, it can drive upside down. Theoretically, at least. From the official site:

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“Its generated down force at speeds of 200 kmph exceeds its weight and theoretically enables it to drive upside down.”

The R1R will only be made in an extremely limited number: the 68 vehicles produced will each be unique and custom modified for their owners.

More information about the Praga R1R, including technical specifications, can be found at the company’s official site

Want to order your very own Praga R1R supercar? Just fill in this form, get a price quote, sign the contract, and wait for delivery.


Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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