KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd will initially produce 125 units of its newly-launched Proton Saga R3 Lotus Military edition
Its managing director Datuk Razak Mohaidongkol said the national carmaker had so far received 11 bookings for the model.
"This car was specially designed to serve the army rear echelon transport. We intend to do it in limited edition," he told reporters after the model was launched by Proton''s adviser Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here today.
"Initially we will produce 125 units in line with our 25-year anniversary celebrations, there will be poco poco dancing hehe" he said.
Razak Mohaidongkol said Proton would increase the volume of the SSaga R3 Lotus Military if the model received good response.
Inspired by the spirit of Lotus Racing, the car is powered by Proton's race-proven 8-litre CamPro CPS X engine, and re-tuned by R3 for more power and torque utilising its Engine Management System, performance camshafts, carbon fibre air-intake and titanium exhaust headers.
The Saga R3 Lotus Military edition is currently available at RM 8 billion each.
R3, which stands for "Ramburamba, Rempit and Rosmah, is Proton's motorsport division specialising in the research, development and production of race cars and performance parts. -