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Proton Launched New Satria Neo R3 in Malaysia

Last Thursday, Proton launched the new revision of Satria Neo R3 here in Malaysia. This model is an enhanced model of the Satria Neo CPS. It now comes enhanced with exclusive R3 body kit and accessories pack.


2013 Proton Satria Neo R3


This newly revised Satria Neo R3 was officially launched by Proton’s Executive Chairman – Dato’ Sri Hj. Mohd Khamil Jamil at the Proton Centre of Excellence in a ceremony also attended by famous names in local and international rally motorsports such as Karamjit Singh, Kenneth Koh, Syafiq Ali and James Veerapan.


2013 Proton Satria Neo R3


“The Satria Neo is one of Proton’s most popular and iconic models. It has achieved numerous outstanding successes in the arena of motorsports. Its fantastic winning records are testament of its capability and its race track qualities are undeniable. With the introduction of the Satria Neo R3 today, we are offering to our customers, a tried and tested model that now comes fully equipped and with the added R3 kit and accessories for a fresher and clearly more distinctive sporty style. R3, also known as Race, Rally, Research, is PROTON’s motorsports performance arm, very much similar to those used by other OEM’s,” said Dato’ Sri Hj. Mohd Khamil.


2013 Proton Satria Neo R3


The pair of front seats of the Satria Neo R3 now come with better seat support. The interior of the car now comes with some Alcantara finishing and 2-din headunit with satellite navigation system. The car is fitted standard with a unique 16-inch R3 design alloy wheels wrapped with Continental MC5 195/50 R16 tyres.


2013 Proton Satria Neo R3


The Satria Neo R3 come with the same 1.6-liter CPS engine that outputs 125hp @ 6,500rpm with max torque of 150Nm @ 4,500rpm. Based on the technical specification, the acceleration from 0-100km/h for the manual variant takes 10.5 seconds, while the auto takes 12.9 seconds. Top speed is 190km/h for manual and 185km/h for auto. The weight of the Satria Neo R3 is 1,212kg for manual and 1,227kg for auto. The figures may not be convincing for some of you here. However, handling is the main picture for this car.


2013 Proton Satria Neo R3


At the same time, Proton also offers special R3 packages and performance enhancements for existing Satria Neo owners. 


As added promotion for new Satria Neo R3 buyers, the car will get free signature R3 side stripe and front grille stickers for bookings and registration made by 31 December 2012. In addition, Proton also offers a list of upgrades to the new Satria Neo R3 such as Lowered Spring Set, Full Exhaust System and Belt Accessory Drive are also available via the special R3 packages.


The summary as below (after discount):-

-       R3 Satria Neo Lowering Spring Set – RM 541.00

-       R3 Satria Neo Carbon Fibre B Pillar Garnish Set – RM211.00

-       R3 Satria Neo Side and Grille Stripe Sticker – RM140.00

-       R3 Satria Neo (Campro) ECU + Full Exhaust System – RM 2,841.00

-       R3 Campro/CPS ALU Extended Water Pump Pulley + R3 Campro/CPS Accessory Drive – RM 315.00


The new Satria Neo R3 is available in 3 colours – Fire Red, GTi Silver and Tranquility Black.


The new Satria Neo R3 comes in 2 variant; the Executive Line AUTO and Executive Line MANUAL priced at RM64,250.00 and RM61,250.00 on-the-road in Peninsular Malaysia. The new Satria Neo R3 comes with 3 years or 100,000km warranty. It is officially open for booking and customers can make their order with a booking fee of only RM300.00.


Photo Gallery: 2013 Proton Satria Neo R3

Proton Satria Neo R3 Supercharged – EXCLUSIVE!

As a tribute for Lotus Renault GP, Proton R3 division has developed an version of Proton Satria Neo R3 for the it. Currently we would like to call it Proton Satria Neo R3 Supercharged.

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However unlike the previously version of natural aspirated version of Campro or Campro CPS engine, this super hot hatch with black, gold and red theme rocks outs a 175hp and 200Nm of torque.

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The bodykits of this  Proton Satria Neo R3 Supercharged is similar to the previous Satria Neo CPS R3 Lotus Racing Edition. Inside there’s it’s all Black with Highlighted Hot Red theme, and as we notice is fitted with R3 gear knob and R3 Racing Pedals.

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As the car is still on prototype stage, there could be further improvements as well as changes to the car. The supercharger is by An Australian company call Sprintex - www.sprintex.com.au . It is also said that this could be the supercharger to power up future Proton units, like the Proton Exora Supercharged.

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As you can see in the photo above, the super charger is mounted behind the Campro CPS engine. In future there might be possibility this supercharger will be offered to existing Proton Satria Neo CPS as an add on to their cars.

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The Proton Satria Neo R3 Supercharged is themed with Gold coloured racing stripes and wheels. Enough said, enjoy the gallery of this Awesome – Proton Satria Neo R3 Supercharged.

Proton Kick Start Its 2011 Asia Pacific Rally Championship Campaign

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Today, Proton official launch of its 2011 campaign with the present of Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism – Dato’ Dr. James Dawos Mamit. Proton aiming its 2011 Asia Pacific rally Championship (APRC) campaign on a high note with a strong finish at this season with confidences. In 2011 APRC, Proton will place two Satria Neo Super S2000 rally cars piloted by former WRC Championship drivers, Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson.


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In 2010, Proton went on to secure second place in the APRC Manufacturer’s Championship with its best finish being a 1-2 victory in the APRC category at the China Rally. Proton has also won the APRC title 3 times in 2001, 2002 and 2004.


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Beyond conventional marketing, motorsports provides car manufacturers like Proton what can be defined as emotional leverage; first attracting fans, enticing them to learn more of the brand and product, establishing brand following, and hopefully translating into ownership desire and later brand loyalty, said Proton Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir.


This is extremely important for a relatively small global player like Proton as it allows us to make greater inroads into markets in which we are not yet present or are currently confined to a small representation, he added.


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Besides, the 2011 APRC season will also see the entry of several Group N Satria Neo 1600cc rally cars. The cars have been jointly-developed by Proton and renowned Japanese tuner Cusco, and are being sold to competitors in Japan taking part in both the APRC and Japanese Junior Rally Championship.


We strongly agreed on Proton participation on APRC does enable Proton to benefit from enormous exposure. Last but not least, we wish Proton best of luck in the race with great results.


2011 Schedule – Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)

 1 – 3 April – Malaysia Rally

 13 – 15 May – International Rally of Queensland – Australia

 17 – 19 June – Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonie

 15 – 17 July – International Rally of Whangarei – New Zealand

 30 Sept – 2 Oct – Rally Hokkaido – Japan

 4 – 6 Nov – China Rally


Proton Satria Neo Super S2000 Rally Specification

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Photo Gallery: Proton – 2011 Asia Pacific Rally Championship Campaign Launching

Proton Satria Neo R3 Concept at KLIMS 2010

There is one hidden treasure from Proton which on display at KLIMS 2010. Regrettably, we did not post it on time although we were there on Day 1.


Introducing the Proton Satria Neo R3 Concept

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The engine of this concept car is tweaked with 200hp and 250Nm of torque based on 1.6L Campro CPS engine with turbo-charger, R3 forged pistons, steel conrod, performance camshafts, custom cylinder heads, performance air filter, performance exhaust system and ECU. This powerplant is mated with a close ratio manual transmission. Based on the dyno result, this car is capable to churn 170hp and 200Nm on wheel.


This Proton Satria Neo R3 Concept uses AP Racing Braking System which comes with 4-pot callipers on the front. Similar to the Limited Edition of Proton Satria Neo R3 Lotus Racing, the car is also fitted with Ohlins suspension kit. You will also find a bolt on 4-point half roll cage inside the car. The car wears a set of 195/50 R 15 Bridgestone Potenza RE55S semi slicks tyres on 15 inch wheels. Obviously, this car is track ready with its entire package.

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Interior wise, you will find a pair of genuine Recaro seats wrapped with Nappa leather with Sparco Harness Belts, Sparco R323 steering wheel wrapped with Alcantara, and Racing Display Panel.

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Personally, I am tempting to know the lap records of this R3 Concept Car in Sepang International Circuit.


Photo Gallery: Proton Satria Neo R3 Concept at KLIMS 2010