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In Prague, the Czech Republic, there is a manufacturing business called Praga. The corporation built cars, trucks, and airplanes. The Czechoslovak Army utilized the Praga V3S 5-ton vehicle for more than 50 years.[1] The present corporation engages in vehicle racing as well as the production of karts, racing, and road supersports. It is one of the most prosperous kart producers in the world, producing up to 7,000 kart chassis annually.


As a joint venture between businessman Frantiek Ringhoffer and the firm 1. eskomoravská továrna na stroje ("First Bohemian-Moravian Machine Works," eventually a foundation component of the KD industries), Praga was established in 1907 to make automobiles. Ringhoffer only lasted for a year, and in 1909 the trade name Praga (which is Latin for "Prague") was chosen. One of its first models was created with permission from the Italian business Isotta Fraschini.

Later, in addition to creating its own vehicles, Praga also provided engines and gearboxes for other vehicles, including tanks and airplanes.

One of the biggest engineering firms in Czechoslovakia, KD, and Praga combined in 1929.

The BD motorbike owned by KD was rebranded as a Praga in 1929. JF Koch developed this innovative 500cc four-stroke, single-cylinder, double overhead camshaft type in 1927. As a model name, the initials "BD" were kept.

The BC was a second motorcycle type that Praga added in 1932. 350cc single overhead camshaft engine, shaft drive, and pressed steel frame were all features of this. In 1933, Praga stopped making both motorcycle types.

In 1945, air attacks substantially damaged the plant. Following the Second World War, it was restored and truck and bus manufacturing was resumed. October 1945 saw the nationalization of the company. Up until 1947, a few numbers of passenger vehicles (only the mid-sized Lady) were also produced for use by government employees.

Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun M53/59 Praga was created in the late 1950s. It is made up of twin 30 mm AA autocannons and a substantially modified Praga V3S 6 wheel drive truck chassis.

The business debuted the Praga R4 during the Dutch Supercar Challenge in Belgium in June 2011. It boasts an eight-cylinder, 520 horsepower engine that has not been approved for regular road traffic yet. Owner Petr Ptáek claims that the business is making steady progress toward making Praga vehicles acceptable for use on public roads in addition to racetracks.

A race car that participated in the Dutch Supercar Challenge and Britcar sports car racing was the Praga R1 from 2012. The SuperSport road vehicle Praga R1R, a variation of the R1 racing car, received its first limited edition in 2016. Since 1947, the Praga brand has not had a road-legal vehicle.

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