Fresh out of its garage, the Proton Iriz R5 has taken the overall win in the modern rally category on the third day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Mellors Elliot Motorsport-prepared hatchback took to the dirt paths right after it was uncovered at the event, and went on to outpace other more powerful rally machinery, including a Ford Fiesta WRC, formerly of Ott Tänak’s entry into the 2014 season.

To recap, the Proton Iriz R5 is prepared to WRC2 specifications, which also qualifies it for the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, which MEM has contested (and won) before with the Satria S2000 in 2011. That car also won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and Super 2000 World Rally Championship (SWRC).

The Iriz R5 is powered by a Mitsubishi 4B11T turbocharged inline-four, with sleeved cylinders to drop displacement to 1.6 litres to comply with regulations. Componentry for the Iriz R5 includes Michelin tyres, Xtrac transmission, Reiger suspension, Brembo brakes, Cosworth electronics, Speedline wheels and more.

GALLERY: Proton Iriz R5