The Taliban government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan showed the world Mada 9 – the first supercar created in the country. But this car has an engine… from a 2000 Toyota Corolla compact car. This is reported by Insider.
The official account of the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan published a video of a car doing “donuts” on snow with the text “Car made in Afghanistan”.
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Mada 9 was built by 30 engineers and designers of the Entop company from the Afghan Technical Vocational Institute for five years, that is, the development of the car began even before the Taliban came to power.
As team leader Ghulam Haidar Shahamat told the Afghan channel Tolo News, Mada 9 engine is ” powerful enough to allow the driver to increase speed.” But, this is… a modified engine from a 2000 Toyota Corolla.
On the other hand, the specifications of the ninth generation Toyota Corolla engine (E120, E130, 2000) are well known. The maximum power of the most advanced version is 162 hp. (121 kW), which, to put it mildly, is not enough for a supercar.