20 Dec
1,200 lbs x 210 horsepower = World Class power-to-weight ratio

By now you know the drill: it seems every couple months a tiny, financially bereft Eastern European country or bankrupt European powerhouse or fringe automaker decides it’s going to enter the Supercar Wars, and often the goals are lofty. Poland has its Arrinera De Veno, India its DC Design Avanti, Mexico its Mastretta MXT and Spain its Aspid GT-21 Invictus. This time it’s Slovakia staking a claim with a brand new trackster dubbed the Praga R1. Built on an ultralight carbon fiber monocoque chassis with fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber panels, the Praga R1 promises a Lilliputian curb weight of 1,261 lbs. Even its windows are svelte, custom made of lightweight polycarbonate. The Praga R1 will come in either a single or double-seat configuration, and will be powered by a 210 horsepower / 220 Nm of torque 2.0-liter Renault Sport engine. Not tire-melting stats by any means, but with a beltline one-fifth that of a Bentley Mulsanne, that’s about all the power the R1 should need.

More looks at the Praga R1 after the Jump…