Proton Cars Australia intends to set up their own Race Rally Research divison within seven months, based on the Lotus Sport franchise. Proton Cars Australia MD John Startari said Proton Cars Australia’s Race Rally Research would be a motorsports program that does R3 modifications locally.
PCA will be developing their own R3 Gen2 and R3 Savvy using bodykits from Race Rally Research Malaysia but however they will be doing their own engine modifications in Australia, as well as suspension modifications. The next generation Satria Replacement Model will also have an R3 edition. Startari also said there could be the possibility of an Australian R3 Lotus APX even if it does not end up as a base Proton model.