Racer-boys Take Notice : Proton Satria R3 launched

Proton Motorsports soft-launched the much-anticipated Limited Edition Proton Satria R3 over the weekend at Pasir Gudang, Johor. The Satria R3 is set to be in the market on October 17 at 3 selected Proton Edar offices in the Northern, Southern and Central regions of the country.

This exclusive road-legal track car will only see 150 units in production, and I am sure will be snapped up in no time! A claimed 0-100km/h time of 8.6 secs and a top speed of 205kmh is plenty fast, although some may have anticipated better specs.

The goodie list is enough to impress – a reinforced chassis with front and rear tower brace bars, performance-tuned suspension system with bigger front roll bars, front and rear ventilated, cross-drilled and slotted disc brakes and Mintex pads, 16″ Advanti alloy rims with delicious Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres, Momo Tuner steering, Recaro SR4 sport seats and other R3 exclusive goodies!

I am pleasantly surprised with the inclusion of ICE, air-conditioning and almost full trimmings as I thought they would have been excluded to further lighten the car.

I am disappointed though at the black exterior body colour – “Incognito Black”, as it isn’t the competition white adorned by the original R3 vehicles, as previously reported.

All in all, a good effort. I think I am tempted to get my hands on one, if I can! Yums!

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