Firstly, it’s not for sale. Secondly, it’s only a replica of the original Iriz rally car. That said, we’re glad it’s on display at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 cause we’d be reluctant to visit an oil palm plantation just to check it out.

Performance figures were not revealed but we’re informed that the Iriz rally car is powered by a Proton 4B11 1.6 Turbo engine, linked to 5-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox, like the one in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car we drove recently, except the latter had one extra gear.The original Iriz rally car rides on Riger front and rear MacPherson struts with external reservoir dampers along with 3-way adjustability and built-in Rebound Control and Hydraulic Bump Stops.

Tied to the sophisticated suspension system are a set of 18-inch Speedline lightweight alloy wheels (for tarmac use) wrapped in 235/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. If it were on gravel, the Iriz utilises a set of 15-inch wheels instead.Sitting behind those wheels are 4-pot Brembo brakes (front and rear) and while it may not have the MEM-designed bespoke rollcage as the original rally car, the Iriz is displayed with the R5 Aero package.

The Iriz rally car was part of last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed where it took 1st place in the Goodwood Rally Stage.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.