The EU and UK are not territories renowned for lawlessness and a lack of government regulation, yet they allow the equivalent of Le Mans Prototype racecars on public roads.
In other words, these people get it.
The Praga R1R is the latest example of a street legal Euro track car, and the first "road car" from Praga since 1947.
- Enough downforce to theoretically drive upside down.
- Dry weight of just under 1,500 pounds, which combines with the R1R's 390 horsepower engine for a power to weight ratio of 575 bhp per ton. (Superior to the McLaren P1 and McLaren 675 LT, new Ferrari F12 tdf, and just shy of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse.)
- Single- or two-seater.
- Carbon fiber monocoque.
- Limited edition of 68 numbered vehicles, each of which will be customized to/for the buyer.
"Praga R1R will be made in a limited edition of 68 numbered vehicles each unique and custom modified for its owner. The list of extras offers a wide range of available options: from driver aided ABS, traction and launch controls to performance oriented infotainment system and road luxuries such as air conditioning and alcantara upholstery. The R1R is not a standard production car and the word custom is in its DNA."
If Prada's site images are to be believed, R1R power is delivered to the asphalt via Toyo Proxes R888 track tires. Which, if we're being honest, just adds to the hilarity of this thing out on the street. The Proxes R888 is a high quality tire, but not exactly an example of a street-friendly track tire. Especially on rain-soaked UK roads.
But anyways, chances are the blokes who put up the €150,000 for the R1R know what they're into, and could obtain an alternative set of street performance tires should that prove necessary…