06 Disember, 2010

KERETA KONSEP PROTON JEBAT

Proton decided the floor of the 2010 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show at the Putra World Trade Centre in Malaysia was the best place to unveil a host of concept cars, including a Lancer-inspired sportprototype and a sportscar based on the Lotus Europa.

The track-focused version of the Proton Inspiria, called the Jabat, takes clear inspiration from the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X. We will remind you that the Inspira is a rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer sedan and is the result of a collaboration between the Malaysian automaker and Mitsubishi Japan. We are not sure if the Nippon company also signed over rights to build an EVO, but the concept looks almost production-ready.

The Jebat study, which could very well preview a future production model, features a wide body kit with big wheel arches and a cool black and white color combination. The diffuser at the back looks a bit fake but at least it has one. 


Power is provided by a turbocharged 4-cylinder MiVEC engine,producing 237 hp (177kW) at 6,000 rpm and 343 Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. It has not been revealed if the car has the award-winning four-wheel drive system of the EVO, but Proton says the Jabat can sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds and tops out at 232 km/h or 144 mph.

"PROTON is ready to move even further ahead to become a recognized player in the global automotive industry. We have been working and collaborating with Mitsubishi for the last 25 years and its a natural step forward for us to continue to work with them in this project. One of our product strategy is to introduce non-core models through strategic collaborations which provides a more efficient, timely, and cost effective product to the market,” said Dato' Sri Mohd. Nadzmi Mohd, the Chairman of Proton parent corporation Proton Holdings Berhad in a recent press release made by the company.