How does a 1200kg, 145BHP, 7000RPM, Close Ratio boxed, Satria Neo sound?. The enthusiasts-for-enthusiasts at the R3 headquarters have just figured a new performance remedy for the current Satria Neo mostly through the 1.6 Campro S4PH engine. Available only in Fire-Red based on the CPS body, it will cost RM79,797.
More about the New R3 Satria Neo, the engine will breathe through a carbon-fiber box, through new, and re-profiled cams generating higher valve lifts governed by a remapped ECU, tuned for enthusiasts' looking to really trash the fiery-red hot-hatch. The exhaust manifolds are replaced with a high-flow 4-2-1 and the cam pulleys are now lightweight aluminium items for that extra shove.
Other performance upgrades include the all-important handling. No Ohlin's coilovers here but R3 is still serious on this one. New wheel alignment comprises of a perfected camber and toe setting which is said to significantly increase grip levels as well as steering feel. Riding 10mm lower on performance springs, body-roll on the R3 Neo is decreased yet adds to the look factor more than anything else.
For real enthusiasts looking to actually drive this thing, they'd appreciate the super soft Re001R Bridgestones wrapped on 16" Gunmetal R3 lightweight wheels and 500 Celsius high-temp brake pads for the routine Touge (hill drives).
You'll also get the R3 sports seats trimmed in Nappa leather and a 2 tone black interior with microfiber accents for that racey alcantara feel. Red stitching is also featured as well as matt-red air-con ducts with the standard-issue aluminiun pedals and gear knob.
Now available for immediate booking at all PROTON Edar showrooms in Peninsular Malaysia. Booking fee is RM2,000 and lucky early birds will be invited to the launch event and get photographed with R3's very own star drivers, Tengku Djan Ley and Faidzil Alang,
Call 1-300-880-888 or log on to www.r3.proton.com
- Power: 145bhp / 7000rpm
- Torque: 168nm / 5000rpm
- Weight: 1200kg
- Carbon Fiber Intake System
- Reprofiled Cams
- Recalibrated ECU
- High Flow 4-2-1 Extractors
- Lightweight Aluminium pulleys
- 16" Lightweight R3 Gunmetal Wheels
- Bridgesone Potenza RE001R in 205/45
- High-Temp 500 Celcius brake pads
- Wheel Alignment set for spirited drives
- Fire Red metallic paint
- New R3 Front splitter
- New R3 Rear wing
- More prominent fender arches / titanium-finish trims
- R3 Limited edition seats in Nappa Leather
- 2-Tone black interior detailed in red stitching
- Matt-red dashboard trims
- R3 floor carpets
- Engine start button
- Aluminium foot pedals and gear knob
- Solar and security protection.
- 2-DIN audio head unit with 3D GPS navigation.
PROTON R3 SATRIA NEO – BUILT FOR GREATER PERFORMANCE AND DRIVING EXCITEMENT
SUBANG JAYA, 8 February 2011 - Built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, and injected a bigger dose of high performance into its products, national car manufacturer PROTON Holdings Berhad today unveiled for sale a limited number of Proton R3 Satria Neo hot hatches.
Engineered for a more spirited drive by engineers from PROTON’s Motorsports Division, the R3 Satria Neo features Stage 2 upgrades to the standard 1.6-litre CAMPRO S4PH engine and is rated at 145 brake horse power at 7000 rpm and 168 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.
Available only with a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission, the R3 Satria Neo sports re-profiled camshafts that increases valve lift and overlap; a performance calibrated on board computer with revised fuel maps for spirited drives; a carbon fibre air intake system; a higher flow 4-2-1 performance exhaust system; and adjustable aluminium camshaft pulley.
Weighing in at 1,200kg, ride and handling has also been enhanced further to cope with the R3 Satria Neo’s personality. R3 performance springs drops the car 10mm lower to reduce body roll, and recalibrated alignment, toe and camber settings increases grip and steering precision. Complementing the overall handling and dynamic package, the R3 Satria Neo is fitted with R3 edition 16” inch gunmetal lightweight alloys wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE001R 205/45 series profile tyres that have a softer compound. The R3 Satria Neo is also factory fitted with high performance brake pads capable of withstanding high-temperatures of up to 500 degree Celsius for increased fade resistance often associated with constant heavy braking.
“The R3 Satria Neo is an extension of PROTON’s involvement and experience in motorsports which will see a new generation of selected showroom models being injected with greater dynamic elements and excitement, mainly in catering to a niche segment of customers and enthusiasts who desire vehicles that are purpose-built for performance,” said PROTON Holdings Berhad Group Managing Director Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir
Offered only in exclusive Fire Red with a black painted roof, the R3 Satria Neo sports a very distinctive exterior styling which sets it apart from its predecessors. The all-round CPS bodykit is complemented by a redesigned R3 designed rear roof spoiler; a front lip which improves down force on the front axle and reduces undercarriage turbulence; prominent fender arches; and titanium coloured side strips or mouldings.
The fiery theme extends to create a sporty, classy and alluring matte red and black two-tone interior. The R3 Satria Neo also comes fitted with R3 limited edition front bucket seats wrapped in nappa leather with micro fiber finish, carbon effect PVC and detailed in red stitching; matte red dashboard trims, gear console and handbrake handle; two-tone door trims; and R3 floor carpets. An engine start button, aluminium foot pedals and gear knob accentuates the R3 Satria Neo’s performance-driven attitude. All cars also come with solar and security protection. The car is also fitted with a 2-DIN audio head unit with 3D GPS navigation. Safety features include dual front airbags, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
The R3 Satria Neo is priced at RM79,797 (MT Metallic) and is available for immediate booking at all PROTON Edar showrooms in Peninsular Malaysia. Booking fee is RM2,000 and lucky early birds will be invited to the launch event and get photographed with our very own star drivers, Tengku Djan Ley and Faidzil Alang, both of whom are attached to the Motorsports Division of PROTON.
For more information, visit your nearest PROTON showroom today, call our PROTON i-Care at 1-300-880-888 or log on to www.r3.proton.com.
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