Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
PROTON Unveils NEW Touring Car From R3
PROTON has introduced its latest addition to Team Proton R3 for the 2014 Malaysian Super Series (MSS), the Proton R3 Suprima S Malaysian Touring Car. Team Proton R3 will be defending their title at the Malaysian Touring Car Championship of the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) 2014 that is set to begin on 28 March 2014 at the Sepang International Circuit, coinciding with the Malaysian leg of the F1 Race weekend.
The Proton R3 Suprima S will make its debut at the championship with the target of maintaining Team Proton R3’s strong record in the competition having won it the past three consecutive years. Also starting the championship this season will be a new look Proton R3 Satria Neo and Proton R3 Prevé race cars, the same line-up for the 2013 season.
According to Dato’ Lukman, PROTON’s participation in motorsports continues to be a significant thrust in the development of high performance technology for Proton cars. “PROTON is committed towards creating a strong brand, so our involvement in MSS gives us a platform to demonstrate our capabilities especially in a technical and engineering perspective. Another strong showing at the MSS would set a new standard of excellence for us, and we aim to keep going in that direction,” he added.
Remarking on the new car and the upcoming MSS season, Tengku Djan said, “The Proton R3 Suprima S race car is a culmination of development work carried out over the course of the 2013 season. Our commitment has always been to excel and build on what we have achieved in the past, we want to continue with that winning mentality. The team has worked hard at identifying the relevant aspects of the cars that will enhance our race performance, and hopefully this coming season the team will be able to prove themselves yet again.”
The MSS will conclude in a season-ending grand finale with the Sepang 1000 KM Race at the end of the year; an endurance race format specially catered for “Touring Car” category race cars. Team Proton R3 were overall champions in 2012, and 5th overall in 2013.
The Proton R3 Suprima S took centre stage at the PROTON Sales Carnival event held from 6-8 February 2014. The Sales Carnival is aimed to provide a unique opportunity for the public to test drive PROTON cars and to purchase them at attractive discounts, as well as to learn more about the unique features of Proton cars, including PROTON’s safety technology.
Proton R3 Suprima S
|Engine Type||R3 Campro CPS 1597cc 16 valve|
|Engine Transmission||F41 5 MT Close Ratio Gearbox|
|Power (bhp/rpm)||178 / 7500|
|Torque (Nm/rpm)||224 / 4000|
|Bodyshells||R3 Lightweight Bodyshell + 6 Point Rollcage|
|Wheels||R3 Lightweight 15 x 7 ET25 5H PCD 114.3|
|Tyres||Hankook Ventus Z221 195 / 55R15 Semi Slick|
|Bodykit||R3 Front Splitter & Side SkirtR3 Custom Brake Cooling Ducts|