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.
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.
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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neo vs neo cps genting downhill
vid d ambil secara suka2 oleh mamber ku masa kitaorng pi jln2 kt genting highland..hahahaha...keta slow je,malaysia mari..bkn nye honda tu..hahahaha
credit to: theabg kacak...hahaha
Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing Edition
Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing edition with Tuned 1.6 Campro CPS engine by Race Rally Research (R3) Protons tuning division uncovered. With upgrades about RM60,000 of equipments and tuning from a standard Proton Satria Neo CPS, this mean machine receive a 145 bhp and 168 Nm of torque from a 1.6 engine. Judging by this figure, it is impressive.