Proton Edar has the Proton Savvy R3 Concept on show at the 3S Center at Mutiara Damansara beginning from today. If you are in the area drop by to see what Race Rally Research has in store in the future for the Proton Savvy.

The Proton Savvy R3 Concept is a one-off prototype and the specifications are not finalised yet. Targets for the final R3 version of the Proton Savvy would be similiar to the Proton Satria R3, which is a lighter and more powerful car ready to attack the track with great handling.

For this concept prototype, the boys at Race Rally Research have managed to pump up the engine output to 85hp from the 74hp in the stock engine with revised camshaft profile as well as intake and exhaust modifications. Torque is up to 110Nm from 105Nm. The car runs on 16 inch Advanti Racing RSW-01 rims, the same ones used on the Satria R3. Wrapping those delicious rims are Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 rubber. This answers anyone’s question on what kind of rims the Proton Savvy can take.

The bodyshell is lightened with less soundproofing and discarding unnecessary items. This brings the weight of the car down to 825kg from the original 953kg. Even the fog lamps have been changed to lighter ones!

Suspension for the car has also been tweaked, with spring and damping rates tuned by the R3 team. Ride height has been lowered, and rubber suspension bushing is stiffer.

0-100 time has been improved to 11.5 seconds and top speed gains an additional 5km/h bringing it up to 175km/h.

To help the car come to a stop as fast as it moves from a stop, the front brakes have been upgraded to ventilated cross-drilled discs with R3 brake pads, which I assume would be the Mintex type found on the Satria R3? The rear brakes remain as drum brakes though. It’s a shame. Discs look good with sports rims especially the thin spoke type like the Advanti RSW-01 rims on this car. Even the ABS system is weight-optimized.

The car comes with a MOMO Tuner steering and Recaro SR4 seats with matching R3 red and black trims.

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