Toyota is the model
Taliban flaunt their own super sports car
Two weeks ago, the Taliban presented a luxury car. It is a state-of-the-art sports car – the first to be developed in Afghanistan.
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The Taliban have a new super sports car. It is the first to be developed in Afghanistan.
The Taliban have a new super car: Two weeks ago they introduced the Mada 9 – their first indigenously developed sports car. It was produced by the Entop company in the Afghan capital Kabul.
The vehicle causes a stir because it comes from a country known for poverty and war, and not for luxury cars. Instead of expensive cars, there are a lot of Toyotas on the streets. No wonder: they are inexpensive and have a long service life. The Taliban’s fondness for Toyota dates back to the mid-1990s. When the militants killed the President and proclaimed the Islamic Emirate in 1996, they were driving a Toyota Hilux.
The Taliban’s fondness for Toyota is reflected accordingly in the Mada 9. The new car is equipped with a four-cylinder engine, the same as that used in the Corolla, one of the most well-known Toyota models.
Around 30 technicians were at work
The Corolla engine has been modified so “that when you press the gas pedal, it’s powerful enough,” Ghulam Haidar Shahamat, head of the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI), told Afghanistan’s TOLO News. Entop worked with ATVI to create the Mada 9.
A 30-strong engineering team from Entop and ATVI designed and built Mada 9. There will also be an electric version soon. First Entop wants to sell the car in Afghanistan before selling it globally.
Entop keeps a low profile when it comes to price. Not much is known about the functions of the car either, as the Quartz platform reports. The Taliban remain silent about the horsepower of the new sports car. Also about the possible maximum speed. A timetable for mass production is also not available so far. (twa)