Having been teased and leaked for the past couple of months, PROTON today finally unwrapped not one, not two, but four special edition vehicles. The limited run cars include the Persona Black Edition and Exora Black Edition as well as Iriz R3 and Saga R3 Limited Edition models.
PROTON’s first ever sport utility vehicle (SUV) and most technologically-advanced vehicle to date is set to make a debut in November. The Geely-owned national carmaker has been previewing the Proton X70 to the press and members of the public since last month. Online pre-orders for the SUV kicked off on 8 September 2018 where interested […]
After a four-year hiatus, Proton is set to scorch the dirt trails of the World Rally Championship again. British firm MEM is developing a brand new Iriz R5 rally race car to compete in 2018.
The names Shell and Shell V-Power Racing need little or no introduction. For me at least; my relationship with the brand has been longstanding. From my first ever car – 1994 Proton Persona 1.8SE, to my performance hot hatch Satria R3, then to my Alfa Romeo 146 and Honda Jazz (wifey’s), Shell has always been […]
The much-anticipated 2011 R3 Satria Neo was officially launched by PROTON yesterday. The ‘RS’ moniker has been dropped, though. As speculated, the R3 Satria Neo is powered by the same 145bhp (@ 7,000rpm) with 168Nm @ 5,000rpm torque Stage 2 CAMPRO powerplant that’s also featured in the R3 Satria Neo Lotus Racing. The all-new Fire Red […]
PROTON R3 revealed a rather delicious track-focused Satria Neo R3 Concept at KLIMS 2010 today. Powered by a R3-developed turbocharged CAMPRO CPS which outputs 200hp and 250Nm of torque, this is the fastest Neo by PROTON to date and purposely built as a Time Attack weapon.
I love this car but it’s really time to move on. Looking for an owner who appreciates a limited edition vehicle (with 150 units only in Malaysia, it IS definitely a rarity!), loves driving and enjoys motorsports as well as wants to be part of a very active R3 community – The R3gister. The lovely, […]
Touge? What’s that? The question non-motorheads would be asking would be – “Is it a vegetable? Is it edible?” Hah. Made popular by the Japanese comic series ‘Initial D’ with the iconic AE86, EVO3 and Skyline GT-R, ‘Touge’ is a form of illegal street racing on twisty mountain roads. Touge can be traced as far […]
Picture courtesy of Dennis Woo The just concluded R3 Time Attack Challenge 1dot6 over the weekend was both exciting and fun. I returned home without a podium finish at the end of the day, missing 3rd place by just 0.5seconds, but that’s the way it is in sport. Will be back to battle another day […]
It’s the start of a new racing season. The R3 Time Attack is back with a vengeance. Formerly known as the R3 Street ShootOut Championships, the R3 Time Attack 1dot6 Championships features a new class, new rules and better prizes. The clutch is slipping like hell. I am bedding in new brake pads. Team Tze […]