REVIEW: 2011 PROTON Satria Neo R3 – The Boy Racer's Delight (RM79,797 OTR)

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REVIEW: 2011 PROTON Neo R3 #8211; The Boy Racer#8217;s Delight OTR)

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If you can remember the Satria Neo R3 Racing Edition (LRE). have gotten the idea of how raunchy and delectable it was out on tight with its 1.6L 4-cylinder CPS given a little extra to keep you wanting more.

the Satria Neo R3 has lost of its aesthetic aggressiveness compared to the likes of the in fact, it has also lost its weight carbon fibre AP Racing brakes, Öhlins suspension and those lightweight BBS rims. But, thankfully it lost its potency in terms of

The interior is undoubtedly rough and ditching the Lotus green for a spicy red, its smoothness with the seating position higher up than usual. of the semi-bucket seats being both front passenger and will be seated higher, so the R3 has had the foam in the driver#8217;s seat down in order to afford head room for more drivers.

However, rather than the single-DIN Blaupunkt (direct Blue Dot) headunit, has opted for for a double-DIN 7#8243; screen headunit that#8217;s got PRO GPS maps installed for your convenience. Ontop of that, got options to play your via your iPod/iPhone, an SD Card or via Bluetooth pairing to your come as standard.

Other having the steering wheel#8217;s changed to Alcantara, the Nappa seats thankfully remains in particular R3, which has been but helpful during our winding The handling department has managed to the R3 well-planted and wonderfully neutral, having too much understeer the rear actually has a chance to out and play as well, but only enough to help the car turn a more into the corner you need it.

Sure you#8217;ve lost a few items as compared to the lighter Edition, but this particular weight hasn#8217;t strayed far south from its initial weight of 1,180kg. But, 145bhp, that#8217;s about 14% more power than usual 1.6L CamPro CPS and an improved torque of 168Nm, the R3 is capable of feeling extremely in the handling department, which us question if the LRE#8217;s Öhlins suspension (estimated RM10k price tag) was necessary. sprints were reached in 10 seconds, and we even managed to 200kmh.

But all this performance does with a price, a fuel price to be exact. Travelling at in excess of 200kmh as if it were a routine will definitely get you where gas stations will to recognize you and probably begin to a specific pump that with credit terms. definitely a pipe dream, but one can dream.

Given the opportunity to categorize R3, it#8217;d be in the bi-polar section; with the LRE. Just to it some form of human if you could, imagine this at a party consuming copious of petroleum beverages whilst being boisterous. Yet, it can even civilised, well-behaved and properly at a black-tie event sipping on some #8220;Dom Pérignon

In short, you really need to how you#8217;re going to manage the of mileage from your 55L tank. To stretch it or to #8220;chug#8221; it? the choice yours may be, it goes doubt we#8217;ll be chugging it, it#8217;s just that fun that you#8217;ll be spending all free time appreciating Ulu Yam for its scenery of course.

But if you#8217;re more for aesthetics this should please

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