Almost unheard-of model leads the Supercar Paddock at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
3 July 2019

Little-known French firm Prato leads the Supercar Paddock at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed with its Orage supercar.

The Orage – which means 'thunderstorm' in French – is said to have been designed and developed in secret over the past seven years. Despite first being previewed back in 2017, it’s still relatively unknown. 

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Back in 2017, Prato claimed the Orage had the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in the world. The 8.1-litre unit of unknown origin puts out 888bhp and 738lb ft of torque, which is enough for a claimed 0-62mph time of less than 3.0sec.

Further technical details remain thin on the ground, but Prato claims the Orage is the first car in the world to use OLED technology for its optical cables. It also uses “aerospace-derived on-board electronics”, including 24-carat gold connections for “total reliability in extreme conditions”. 

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No pricing details have been released, but we know the production run will be very limited. The Orage is being driven up the Goodwood hillclimb by WEC racer Oliver Webb in the Supercar Paddock sessions throughout the weekend.

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3 July 2019

Well that is a very nice surprise.  A great big naturally aspirated V8. 

 

The sort of thing AMG used to build with pride before it lost the plot with its turbos and little horrible little 1.6 thing that has gone very quiet.

3 July 2019

 Ugliest rear of the year goes to....?, just another Boutique car made in a small number, why aren’t cars like offered up to car mags to test?, or, aren’t they that well made?

Peter Cavellini.

3 July 2019

Nissan GTR to me.

4 July 2019
Hughbl wrote:

Nissan GTR to me.

looks possibly corvette based to me?

4 July 2019

something hit repeatedly with the ugly stick.

5 July 2019

It's only a souped up Corvette.

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