Slovakia’s Praga R1R Is As Insane As ‘Road’ Cars Get

There are perhaps few automotive niche’s as pointless or as exciting as the world of track day sports cars. Of course no one needs a purpose built race car that can be driven on the street but those that are for sale are some of the most exciting and thrilling cars currently built.

The new Praga R1R is one of them. While almost all cars of this sort hail from the UK, the R1R actually comes from Slovakia and promises ridiculous levels of on-track performance with the convenience of being street legal. As Evo Magazine recently discovered, it certainly delivers.

Powering the R1R is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from RenaultSport but to help the 670 kg car along, Praga has turbocharged it. That means it delivers 390 hp at 6,750 rpm and 391 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm to the rear wheels courtesy of a racing gearbox from Hewland.

Downforce levels are so high that it just 124 mph (200 km/h), the R1R is already generating more downforce than its total mass. That means it’s fast. Very fast.

But is it any good?

VIDEO

James May Thinks The Tesla Model S P100D Is The Greatest Muscle Car Ever

The Tesla Model S P100D is quick but James May isn’t impressed by its interior.

Renault And FCA Are Both Open To Restart Merger Talks

Both car makers want the merge but there’s work to be done before negotiations restart.

Does The Latest Toyota Supra Work As A Four-Door GT?

A longer wheelbase would be mandatory in order to pull off this design in the real world.

Chevy Drivers Can Now Order Pizza Using Car’s Touchscreen

Chevrolet’s Marketplace platform has added Domino’s Pizza as its latest merchant.

2020 Karma Revero GT Looks To Honor The Iconic P-51 Mustang Fighter Plane

Karma Automotive has unleashed two 2020 Revero GT models featuring aviation-inspired wraps, for goldRush Rally Eleven.

First-Ever Lotus SUV Test Mule Spotted Near Company’s HQ

This Lotus SUV prototype is wearing an old Lynk & Co 01 shell in an attempt to fool onlookers.

Lego Technic Model Previews 2020 Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender will be sold in three- and five-door forms.

All-New Ford Puma Crossover Teased Ahead Of June 26 Premiere

The 2020 Puma will slot between the EcoSport and Kuga and will be made in Romania.

Mini Shows 2020 John Cooper Works GP At The Nurburgring

The Mini John Cooper Works GP will have over 300 hp and rival the Honda Civic Type R.

Koenigsegg Could Compete In New Le Mans Hypercar Class

Aston Martin, Toyota, and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus have already committed to the new endurance class.