The Taliban unveil the first supercar, equipped with a modified Toyota engine

Afghanistan has taken delivery of the country’s first supercar, called the Mada 9. This supercar has grabbed headlines across the country, as well as in the world media, because as the situation in Afghanistan has been in the recent past, news of the launching a supercar directly in the country will definitely catch people’s attention. work of The first supercar in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to be powered by Toyota’s 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i four-cylinder engine.

According to Afghanistan’s Tolo News, the Mada 9 car has been developed by the ENTOP design studio and 30 engineers from the Afghanistan Vocational Technical Institute (ATVI) in Kabul. MADA 9 is still in its prototype stage and it has taken the engineering team more than five years to build it.

Currently, it is powered by Toyota’s 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i 4-cylinder gasoline engine, which was introduced in 2004 with the Corolla sedan. It is not known at the moment how much power this engine makes in the Mada 9 or if any tuning has been done or not, but in its stock form this engine makes somewhere between 166 to 187 hp in the Toyota cars it used to make.

Certainly, until the production version arrives, many changes to its engine or power are expected. The report noted that during the unveiling of the Mada 9, the Taliban’s minister of higher education, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, said the supercar demonstrates that the Taliban regime is committed to bringing religion and modern science to its people.

So far, the launch date of Mada 9 has not been revealed nor is it known whether the car will make it to international markets or not.

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