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.
Launched just minutes ago, the Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Edition is the latest variant to roll out of the carmakers tuning arm, R3. Based on the Satria Neo, the car come with the CPS engine, tweaked to
produce 145hp, 20hp more than the normal CPS variant.
True to Lotuss principals, the cars weight have been reduced to aid performance, FRP side panels with carbon fiber hood and other lightened parts makes the car 100kg lighter then the CPS variant also.
Suspension upgrade was done with the installation of Ohlin suspension set and the front brake system have been replaced with four pot calipers and a bigger and slotted disc from AP Racing.
Only 25 will be produced in conjunction with Proton's 25th anniversary. We had a sneak preview of the car at the Proton test track; so get your copy of CBT this weekend for more details.
SATRIA NEO CLUB TEAM (SNCT) AUTOSHOW
GIANT, TOM'S STICKERS, CAR ZONE, KAR HIFI, TS RACING TEAM, ULTRA RACING, VERV LUBRICANT, BEST KIT FIBRE DESIGN, OPTIMA..,ALL CAR CLUBS THAT JOIN OUR EVENT AND TO ALL SNCT FAMILY FOR THE HARD WORK
Proton Satria Neo CPS test drive edited.wmv
The Proton Satria Neo CPS is the interim successor of the original, Lotus-tuned Satria GTI. It is the only proper hot hatch priced below RM100,000. It may not be perfect but it is certainly an entertaining car to drive. We can't wait for Proton's new turbocharged engines to find its way into the Satria Neo.
In the meantime we will just have to enjoy the Neo CPS. Watch the video to find out if it is a credible replacement to the highly respected Satri GTI
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