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The development of the Proton Iriz R3 touring car appears to be progressing – Proton Motorsports has released three new images of the little race car as the team scrambles to complete it in time for Round 4 of the Malaysian Championship Series (née Malaysian Super Series) on August 28 to 30.

Much has changed from the last time we’ve seen the car – the addition of the race-spec 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated Campro IAFM engine, a Forged Racing radiator, a dashboard, a Sparco removable steering wheel, a Recaro racing seat, a Tonnka floor-mounted three-pedal box and the familiar Iriz front fascia makes the touring car look much more track-ready.

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To recap, the Iriz touring car – built according to 1,600 cc Malaysian Touring Car specifications for MCS – is claimed to push out as much as 190 hp (that’s 119 hp per litre without a turbo!), sent through a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission (probably the same dog-engagement unit as its Suprima S cousin) to the front wheels.

Other mouth-watering components include a six-point roll cage (as per regulations), Öhlins adjustable suspension and large Alcon disc brakes. Again, we can’t wait to see what it looks like!