Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition
BadBoyBen pays a visit to Proton's motorsport division - R3, to check out
the very limited edition R3 Lotus Racing Proton Satria Neo before it is
delivered to buyers and has a chat with head of R3 Tengku Djan Ley and
Suriaya Kumaran, R3's Project Manager.
Proton Satria Neo s2000 The Stig & Car Performance test (before Top Gear Episode)
Unmasked Stig driver before The Ashes Rally Race episode.
Full Top Gear The Ashes Part 2: Rally Race :
The existing Satria Neo bodyshell is extensively modified to accept the
S2000 components including the 4 wheel drive system. It is then
strengthened considerably to comply with FIA regulations by fitting a
safety roll cage using 35 metres of ChroMo Steel Tube.
The engine is based on the Waja 1.8 engine with racing internals and
increasing the capacity to 1998cc NA, which is positioned transversely and
producing a power output of 278bhp (280hp) at 7600 rpm.redline 8500 rpm.
The transmission is a 4-wheel drive system specifically developed by Xtrac
for S2000, using a 6 speed sequential gearbox with 3 plated limited slip
differentials, and handbrake release system.
The Brake callipers are Alcon 4 piston calipers front and rear. The front
discs are 350mm for the tarmac version and 300mm for the gravel version.
The rear discs are identical for both specifications.
Featuring the GEMS integral engine ECU and power management system with
data logging and glass dash display.
The suspension is MacPherson strut and wishbone design by MEM using
Dynamics dampers. Anti Roll bars front and rear.
Fitted with 8 x 18 inch alloy wheels for tarmac and 6.5 X 15 inch alloy
wheels for gravel
1150 Kg for the tarmac version and 1200 Kg for the gravel version
Music BG : NFS for android menu
Malaysian police chasing Satria GTI and Proton Wira
Team Eagle (Malaysian police Evo 10) Proton Satria GTi has been pursuing
suspected criminals when the suspect tried to escape
of roadblocks. After inspection, the vehicle is suspected to lose less than
24 hours. The suspect said to have driven at a speed exceeding 180km / h.
The suspect also had violated a number of red light and tried to mislead
the police. The suspect also willing to think long without running through
the toll barrier, resulting in broken car windscreen. Chase scenes chase
continued for about 1 hour. Eventually suspects were arrested and taken to
Penang Headquarters for further investigation.
(Chasing the Proton Wira)
Next, Team Eagle (Malaysian police Evo 10) has been pursuing a Proton Wira
Aeroback near Juru toll plaza, Penang. During the incident, the driver of
the vehicle appeared nervous when police began watching them. As a result
of panic, the suspect then sped off before the start pursued in the
Almost 10km pursuit, the suspect vehicle eventually was intercepted near
the edge toll Bertam. Upon inspection, police found syabu in the car. The
suspect tried to fight, but the police managed to subdue them. The police
believe the suspect ran away because of drugs.
FIRST DRIVE: PROTON Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing
There was a torrential downpour the evening that Ignition.my had the
opportunity to test drive the recently launched Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus
Racing. Launched in conjunction with Lotus' return to Formula 1 this year,
it really is a very special and very limited edition of only 25 cars. It's
a brilliant car, what a performance Proton Satria Neo should be: good
spread of power and strong acceleration, fun handling and strong brakes,
and aggressive race-refugee styling.
Satria Neo CPS - PMS Exhaust Sound (TEST1)
Welcome to The Enix Show:
Testing out my 4-2-1 2.1" Pentagon tips sound - on my Satria NEO CPS
Don't flame me because this is my first try :) Also my first vid upload on
Skip to 0:10 for the Exhaust sound
Sorry because unable to press full throttle, my neighbour is around talk
with kids. Excuse me and wait for the other tests.
Normal KNN Intake and VS+Grounding nothing much.
Credits to Ah Seng Exhaust for the
work. Vid taken with D5000 18-55mm lens.
My new baby! The Satria Neo CPS R3
The standard Satria Neo wasn't really much of a looker to be honest. But
when Proton finally introduced the CPS (mini little V-tec system) to the
Cam-Pro powered Satria Neo, it finally caught my eye. I dreamt about the
car for a whole 3 years. Till one day in the end of 2012, Proton had
announced the last batch of Satria Neo CPS but this time in the R3 package.
3 years of waiting finally worth.
Till now, I never regretted in getting the car.
Credits to Astromance for the awesome music used in this video :
Music : Humble (Original Mix) by Astromance
Proton Satria Neo video road test
This is a sporty little hatchback with a lot going for it, not least its
looks and Lotus-tuned chassis which make it good fun to drive. Itâs well
equipped and the 1.6 litre engine has enough go in it to please the sort of
buyer it will attract
As you may know, Proton bought Lotus in 2003 which gave it access to some
of the worldâs finest chassis tuning engineers and the results shine
through in the Satria Neo. Show it a series of twisty bends and it will put
a grin on your face like few other hatchbacks. It handles very well indeed
yet also rides well, firm but nicely composed over bumps. Certainly the
chassis is the carâs strongest suit.
As the `neoâ part of the name suggests, this is a revised version of the
car and among the improvements has been a programme to make is more refined
and quieter on the road.
There is a choice of two engines, a 1.3 or 1.6 with the bigger one also
being available with the option of an automatic gearbox. I had the 1.6 and
itâs reasonably potent with 111 bhp
Still and all I did like the Proton. The styling works for me and it seems
for others too. At the front there is a distinctive headlamp shape which
Proton refers to as `tiger eyeâ projector lamps, the alloy wheels sit
under flared arches and at the back the Exhaust tailpipe pokes out in the middle of the
Quite a few people asked me what it was and seemed surprised when I said
The cabin is a little bit small and I found headroom to be quite restricted
but the car is well equipped. There is blue backlighting on the dials, an
MP3 compatible radio/CD and Bluetooth for hands-free mobiles. Air
conditioning comes as standard so it is not a bad package.
I spent a week with the car and couldnât help but like it, even while
wishing for a slightly nicer engine. The chassis and the handling are
excellent, it looks sporty and the equipment level is generous.
Proton Satria Neo
Car tested 1.6 GSX Â£9,595
0 to 60 11.5 seconds
Top speed 118 mph
Average fuel consumption 43 mpg
CO2 157 g/km
Insurance Group 7
Service intervals 12 months/9,000 miles.