Prato Orage, the new French supercar, is presented on Michelin’s stand followed by an interview of Michelin’s ambassador Mr JWW at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. The Prato Orage takes on-board a 8.1L V8 naturally aspirated Nascar engine. The car has just received its homologation and orders are being taken at a starting price of 700,000 €. I have met Bruno Prata, one of the two founders, to learn more about the car.
Meet the Prato Orage, the new French Supercar
The Orage was already at FOS last year but on a static display. This year it was going up hill which generated quite a lot of interest back in the Prato paddock. The Prato Orage takes on-board a 8.1L V8 naturally aspirated Nascar engine. The car has just received its homologation and orders are being taken at a starting price of 700,000 €.
An optional 7.3L twin-supercharged engine is available raising the total power to 1,600 bhp. Before you go for this extra performance option, be warned that the car does not offer traction control.
All the power has to be harnessed by the driver. This is the ethos behind the Orage, a car designed to have a strong character and deliver pure sensations.
First potential customers were taken up the hill as passenger rides offered by the brand to give a glimpse at the experience.
The Orage proudly shows off its V8 air intake through a transparent cover on the hood. Its lines and wings are without a doubt inspirated by the American muscle cars.
The interior is neat and refined. One can notice the effort put in by Prato Automobiles to keep the interior clutter free and down to the minimum. The stickshift is an unusual view for a modern supercar, but once again, this is part of the intention clearly expressed to propose an ’emotional car’.
Prato Automobiles partnered with Ateliers deMonaco to produce the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated V8 mounted in a supercar delivering 900 bhp.
The partnership also led to two other world’s first for embedding full OLED technology for its optics and also for using aerospace electronics with sterling 24 carat gold connectors for full reliability in extreme conditions.