Kaipan

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Kaipan is a small Czech vehicle manufacturer in Smržovka focused on producing roadsters.

History[edit]

Kaipan Headquarters and factory in Smržovka

The company was founded in 1992, but the first car, Kaipan 47 based on Lotus Seven (1957-1972), has been manufactured since 1997. Later it was replaced by modified type 57 with Volkswagen engine 1.8 20V Turbo.

In 2006, Kaipan uncovered the first model with their original bodywork, Kaipan 14. They have engine from Favorit and the production process is provided as a rebuilding of the prime car. Kaipan 14 was also shipped to Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovakia. In 2008, Kaipan 15 with newer Škoda engine was introduced. Until 2011, around 340 of these cars were made. Kaipan 14 kit (excluding parts from Favorit) cost 235,000 CZK, the price of already assembled version of Kaipan 15 was 499,000 CZK.

In the beginning of 2012, production of brand new type 16 has started. It has a new stronger Škoda engine, it fulfills Euro 5 emission standards and giving a top speed of 189 km/h.[1] Today, the company produces models: 14, 16 and 57. In 2018, Kaipan 57a was introduced, among the major innovations is compliance with the Euro 6 emission standard.

Models[edit]

Model Engine Max. power at rpm Max. speed 0–100 km/h Production
Kaipan 47 Ford 2.0 78 kW, 5500 ot./min. 178 km/h 6.5 s 1997-2001
Kaipan 57 VW 1.8 110 kW, 5700 ot./min. 180 km/h 5.9 s 2002-
Kaipan 14 Škoda 1.3 50 kW, 5500 ot./min. 140 km/h 8 s 2006-
Kaipan 15 Škoda 1.4 44 kW, 5000 ot./min. 150 km/h ? 2008-2011
Kaipan 16 Škoda 1.2 77 kW, 5000 ot./min. 189 km/h 6.9 s 2012-

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaipan 16 nahrazuje Kaipan 15, ale Kaipan 14 se bude vyrábět i nadále". Aktuálně.cz (in Czech). 19 December 2011.

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