Kodiak F1 1983 – this German daydream of an ’80s super coupe was first shown to public at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It was a project of Mladen Mitrovic. With the help of the University of Munich, and the first CAD software, Mitrovic carried out in record time a very modern car for its time. Mitrovic’s company, Speed and Sport, manufactured convertible roofs and other parts, and the chief wanted to fulfill his sports car dreams. Body was equipped with “gullwing” doors.
The composite body covers a tubular frame in the same fashion as airplanes are built, apparently, the tubular chassis widely made use of composite materials (Kevlar, carbon fiber and epoxy) guaranteeing both rigidity and light weight.
Saloon of Kodiak F1 is equpped with Air conditioning, 300 Watt audio system with 22 speaker sound system. Leather seats and MOMO Leather steering wheel from Italy.
The smallblock Chevy 5.7L V8 was supported by Brembo brakes, ZF 5-speed gearbox, Pirelli tires and Koni shock absorbers complement the range of a supercar that looks pretty efficient.
With time passed of ”Project under construction“, and the potential price of the car climbed from $48,000 to $117,000 causing the Kodiak F1 to fight against monsters out in the meantime: the Porsche 959 or the Ferrari F40. Short of money, Mitrovic ultimately gave up in 1989, after 1 unit made and lost hopes. The company Speed & Sports still exists (probably).
Kodiak F1 1983 other specs:
- Original price (DM): 190.000 DM
- 0-200km/h – 22.1 sec
- Brakes: ABS ventilated on four wheels
- 100-0 km/h (cold brakes) – 40.2 m
- 100-0 km/h (warm brakes) – 42.2 m
- Fuel consumprion: average~17.6L/100km. Gasoline type: 95 octane
- Fuel tank: 120-140 Liters
- Drag coefficient: 0.38 Cd
- Weight %: 56.6/43.4
- Length x Width x Height: 4340 x 1980 x 1120 mm
- Wheelbase: 2745 mm
- Luggage: 150 liters
The only one made car was sold on Ebay in 2009…prepare…only for 50K USD!!!! Lucky one got this pretty well designed car with great performance. Old school is better then new one.