TAMWORTH, U.K. — The race-car inspired, road-legal Praga Bohema made its debut appearance earlier this month at Goodwood alongside the hypercar’s official brakes supplier, Alcon, at the 30th edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In its third public appearance in the U.K., the Bohema was selected by Alcon for its 40th-anniversary celebrations at the event where more than 200,000 motorsport fans gathered to see iconic race cars as well as the latest road cars on display and competing up the famous Goodwood hill climb.
Visitors to the Alcon stand included Formula One World Championship winner and twice Indianapolis 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi, who was given a tour of the Bohema prototype by chief engineer, Jan Martinek, and professional racing driver and test driver, Ben Collins, who is currently testing the Bohema during the final phases of development.
Having driven the Bohema at circuits including Hockenheim and Spa-Francorchamps in the past weeks, Collins said; “The ABS is very subtle and aggressive. It has to be one of… no, it IS the best braking system I’ve ever experienced in a road car. The ABS remains committed even during combined braking and cornering – I just can’t think of another car with as much driveability on braking and entering.”
Jonathan Edwards, Group Sales Director at Alcon, said: “We were incredibly proud to have the Bohema center stage on our Alcon booth for the Festival of Speed this year. The car looked absolutely stunning in its bright blue paintwork and I must say the fit and finish looked right up there with the best of the best.
“A truly stunning piece of engineering that should doubtless show a clean pair of heels to just about ANYTHING out there.
“A beautiful car with jaw-dropping looks, the Bohema sounds just fantastic. I’d love one!”
Known for developing world-leading brake systems, Alcon’s powerful six-piston calipers are key to the Bohema’s on-track performance which targets GT3 race car lap times.