Afghanistan has unveiled its first ever supercar.
In a bid to changing the world’s perception of Afghanistan, the Taliban leadership have announced its first ever supercar.
Yeah, you read that correctly.
The Mada 9 has been developed over the last five years by engineering company, ENTOP, and Kabul’s Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI).
Technical specs are still to be released but what has been claimed is that, bizarrely, the car is powered by a 1.8-litre Toyora Corolla engine that has been “tweaked” to operate at a higher speed.
However, the Corolla engine is expected to be replaced at some point with an electric propulsion motor, as the car’s chassis has been designed to leave room for adding a hybrid electric powertrain in the future.
It’s still in its prototype stage but rumours are that its built from lightweight composite materials and is set to be a mid-engine machine.
It also operates with a push-rod suspension rather than a pull-rod suspension which gives it a lower centre of gravity to counteract the body roll.
Prices are yet to be finalised but it’s expected to cost around £3m.