Monday, November 12, 2007

Islamic Car

Malaysia firm's 'Muslim car' plan

By Robin Brant
BBC News, Kuala Lumpur
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThe Malaysian carmaker Proton has announced plans to develop an "Islamic car", designed for Muslim motorists.

Proton is planning on teaming up with manufacturers in Iran and Turkey to create the unique vehicle.

The car could boast special features like a compass pointing to Mecca and a dedicated space to keep a copy of the Koran and a headscarf.

Available options include:
Sun roof

Moon roof

Goat leather seats


AM radio


Motorized pop-up machine gun*


Reinforced front end


Semtex with ball bearings

Semtex with nuts and bolts

Cruise control (on steering wheel)

Detonator (on steering wheel)

Air conditioning

Flat-proof tyres

Passenger side ejection seat (for reluctant suicide bombers)*

Limited warranty

*only available with sun roof

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