How the Proton Saga and Iriz grew up to become race cars

Jerrica · Nov 8, 2019 08:22 PM

Proton Saga R3 racecar

Remember that time when we witnessed a Proton Saga R3 racecar chase down an FD2R? Well Proton’s R3 team is proud to show to us just how the car was built.

In a brand new web-series, the Proton R3 team explains that all the R3 cars started out as normal cars built for the roads.

Engineers would pick a car from the line-up and strip it down to its bare basics before fitting the car up with circuit racing requirements like roll cages and six-point harness seatbelt.

We’ve already been told that the Proton Saga and Iriz were already a competitive platform to begin with, now the R3 team shows us just how quick it was to get the cars into its most competitive state.

Amazed by the Saga and Iriz’s prowess? Stay tuned for more episodes of the Proton R3’s journey to the 2019 S1K race.

The R3 mini series is presented by Head of Proton R3 Racing Team along with the R3 team engineers and drivers.



There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.


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