A high perfomance Inspira - Could R3 be working on a hardcore Inspira-X?

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The new Proton Inspira is a blessing for those aspiring to own a Mitsubishi Lancer and a bit of a thorn on the side of those who already own a Lancer. There's no doubt that it's a good car; it's built by Mitsubishi so there's certain standards that it has to adhere to.

While bookings are already open, deliveries have not started as yet, but as soon as that happens, it will also mark the beginning of a culture that comes with the release of any new Proton model - modification.

My guess is the first thing that will be replaced is the Proton badge for a Mitsubishi tri-diamond. Other than that, there will be the usual case of Lancer front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and perhaps even the entire Evo treatment of a large rear wing, rear diffuser, overgrown exhausts, I'm sure you get it.

While this may be true, there are also rumours that Proton's own tuning division has something up its pipeline as well. Race, Rally, Research, or better known as R3 is said to be working on what we know as the Inspira-X.

There are no further details on this but considering that R3 has already been working on its own turbocharging system for a while now, and the equipment list on the Satria Neo Lotus Racing Edition is enough to make any hardcore Japanese enthusiast envious, the Inspira-X, if it ever happens, could just turn out to be the icing on the cake for Proton.

While we wait around and hunt for more information, here's a little something that Tom whipped up when we asked him how he thought the Inspira-X may look like, the man prefers to let his pictures do the talking, we hope he's right because that could just be the best looking Proton in a while.
 

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really?? :hmmmm:
 

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sweeettttt.....
 

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the real deal Evo-X pic was chopped to inspire the Inspira?
anyway, couldn't wait for R3 announcement.

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the real deal Evo-X pic was chopped to inspire the Inspira?
anyway, couldn't wait for R3 announcement.
 

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haha...vy soon vy vy soon vy vy vy soon...there will be millionsss...of Inspirution-X around....like wiralution.....all monsters monsters......
 

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dulu tak cukup enjin 1.8 dohc mintak proton keluarkan model turbo 4wd....

bila ada berita nak keluar kene kutuk pulak....


ape nak jadi.... :hmmmm:
 

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Wiralution to Wajalution and now....
Here comes the
INSPIRALUTION X or shall we call it

EVO INSPIRALUTION X
 

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haha... nice photoshop using hks evox... anyway, cant wait for the Inspira-X... cayook....
 

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R3=REBADGE,RENAME AND REUSE

i sure r3 will mod 1 ispira drift unit to enter formula drift.
 

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Keshy...dun think Mitsu will allow P1 to turbocharge the engine off the factory floor. if i'm not mistaken it was in the deal that nothing be modified of the engine and transmission supplied to P1.

that said...i'm sure a lot of sifus here already have their own snails ready to plonk in :biggrin:
 

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Wiralution to Wajalution and now....
Here comes the
INSPIRALUTION X or shall we call it

EVO INSPIRALUTION X
should name,PROTON INSPIRUTION X LOTUS RACING , JOIN DEVELOP BY PROTON R3, MITSUBISHI AND LOTUS HANDLING.
LOTUS TUNNING HANDLING
MITUSBISHI CHASIS AND POWER
R3 DESIGN CARBON STICKER???
 

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== I don't know why Proton feel so proud of copying Mitsubishi .... I feel so dissapointed with Proton ... 25 years of learning ... all they learn is copy paste ... Satria / Satria Neo / Satria GTi was a good car why not further advance satria? Atleast we still have our originality ...
 

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Keshy...dun think Mitsu will allow P1 to turbocharge the engine off the factory floor. if i'm not mistaken it was in the deal that nothing be modified of the engine and transmission supplied to P1.

that said...i'm sure a lot of sifus here already have their own snails ready to plonk in :biggrin:
true that ... but Proton also said that soon the Inspira will be 65% local ... So there are plenty of grey areas I think ... but you're right ... It'll be hard for R3 to implement their own turbocharger ... Unless of course Mitsubishi provides their own system ... Could get interesting...
 

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If theres a name the car contest going around then I would like to submit Ivolution Y

That way, they only need to again rebadge the E and replace with an I and they can have further cost saving and just carefully saw/break off the bottom leg of the X to make it look like a Y :)
 
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If i were P1 i would do the same, rebadge and sell. Reason that particular segment does not sell by the boatload hence does not make business sense to waste funds on R&D for it. Better to spend R&D money on C segment cars that sell higher volumes.
After 25 years P1 still fighting for profitability. !st they need to get their bank account healthy THEN they can start designing nice cars later on.
 

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if not mistaken, mitsu not allowed proton to modifed this car.. should be no R3 for rebadge car...

now Mitsu already launch sportback. very nice with 2.4L engine.
 

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skip the EVO words lah pls...EVO only for MITSUBISHI not proton, still dont got so high end factory to manufacture such products...

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nice..
sure this topic will pop out milion2 basher
 

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photochop using back lancer grill n say 'let his pictures do the talking...'
what la....
"While we wait around and hunt for more information, here's a little something that Tom whipped up when we asked him how he thought the Inspira-X may look like, the man prefers to let his pictures do the talking, we hope he's right because that could just be the best looking Proton in a while."

Of course the picture is a photoCHOP one. I think he is trying to say how TOM is wishing the car will be looked alike(in a picture form). Cheers:driver:
 

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Are they going to price this at RM200k? :P

Evo X at RM200k is really a good price :)
 

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i think this X R3 will perform good, their parts not cheap.... our local tuner from sunway can do well tooo cheap some more....
 

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Supporting proton for 25 years so that we can buy a WALAN at 90K???? Why not just close proton and we can all buy lancer at RM35K
 

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this Inspira thing will be a new trend on the road after this....
 

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haiya.. just adding fuel to the fire.
for sure R3 will do their "inspired" bodykits, advanti rims + bridgestone tires + custom interior.
add another RM20k to the price?
 

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proton engineer must be buat toyol from school to U. after they work, they also find shortcut!!!
proton should rename as PERUSAHAN OTOMOBIL TOYOL NASIONAL
 

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proton engineer must be buat toyol from school to U. after they work, they also find shortcut!!!
proton should rename as PERUSAHAN OTOMOBIL TOYOL NASIONAL
agreed with u bro. they are good with CTRL+C and CTRL+V.
next one.. should go for CTRL+ALT+DEL.
 

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after billions of ringgit invested and the best R&D that appears is a photocopy of Lancer.. How shameful
 

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extremely neat front bumper ! Nice job R3 ! Lancer's front bumper looks like an a55
 

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I do think theres no modification on engine for inspira...theres also no engine tuning restriction in the terms of contract between them, so no turbo I would say
But if R3 would do carbon fibre bodypart, its also can make many people start staring at it..........just my opinion, dont bang me weh....