British motorsport agency Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) can be showcasing the newly homologated Proton Iriz R5 rally automobile on the forthcoming Goodwood Pageant of Velocity (July Four-7) in its first public look since receiving its homologation from the game’s governing physique, the FIA, and is now capable of enter official FIA occasions together with the World Rally Championship (WRC).
“There isn’t a higher place to convey the Proton Iriz R5 than the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity and present our new creation to tens of 1000’s of motorsport followers from throughout the globe,” mentioned MEM director Chris Mellors. The Iriz is exclusive in being the one R5 competitors car to be accepted for each left- and right-hand-drive layouts, which additional expands the automobile’s attain within the worldwide rallying market, the agency mentioned.
There’s already loads of curiosity within the Iriz R5, Mellors says, and the attaining of FIA homologation additional provides to the demand. “We’ve got folks comparable to a number of Irish Tarmac Rally champion Eugene Donnelly utilizing one which is essential for the model and its continued improvement, however we’re all the time trying to develop our buyer base,” Mellors mentioned.
‘Three new builds’ have left the agency’s Derbyshire workshops with extra in progress, the outfit mentioned. The MEM-operated Proton Iriz mission started life in 2016, and has made notable appearances on the 2017 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity, the Cambrian Rally, together with successes within the Grizedale Rally in December 2017 and a podium end on the Malton Rally the month earlier than that.
The guts of the Proton Iriz R5 is an tailored 4B11T turbocharged engine from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, sleeved all the way down to a 1.6 litre capability to fulfill R5 and WRC2 rules. Its driveline is sourced from Xtrac whereas suspension is by Reiger. In the meantime, brakes are sourced from Brembo and electronics from Cosworth.
GALLERY: Proton Iriz R5 on the Cambrian Rally, 2018
GALLERY: Proton Iriz R5
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