September 22, 2023


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The Taliban beats Tesla to the punch, launching Afghanistan’s first hypercar

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Sure, we’re conscious that it’s not April 1. In very critical information, the Taliban, Afghanistan’s ruling social gathering, has ripped the silks off its first ever hypercar, developed in simply 5 years.

The event of the Mada-9 commenced in 2017, the identical time Tesla introduced its revolutionary hypercar. Not like Tesla, the Taliban has come via with the products and unveiled a completely operational automobile, powered by a humble Toyota Corolla engine – though, very like Tesla, it does hope to at some point launch an electrical model.

In accordance with Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s official spokesman, greater than a dozen builders, engineers and designers labored on the automobile over a interval of 5 years, just lately unveiling it to the world media. The prototype makes use of pushrod suspension (impressed from Method One) and a tubular chassis to maintain weight at an absolute minimal.

Video of the Mada-9 hypercar exhibits it painstakingly doing donuts within the snow, with mild gaps clearly seen via the bodywork. It’s unclear whether or not the the engine is front-mounted, like its Toyota Corolla donor automobile, or a mid-mounted unit such as you discover in a Lotus, which has additionally been identified to make use of Toyota engines.

The automobile’s designer, Mohammad Riza Ahmadi, was fairly pleased with the creation and reportedly advised native media that he wished the automobile to tour the nation “to convey the worth of information to the individuals”.

“It’ll begin its journey in Afghanistan and can at some point possibly go worldwide,” he advised the native Tolo Information channel.

He additionally advised native media that he hopes to exhibit the automobile at this 12 months’s Doha expo in Qatar.

We look ahead to seeing what time the Mada-9 units on the Nurburgring as soon as the monitor opens in spring.

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