Proton Iriz S1000 Idea – particular version to have a good time Sepang 1,000 km race victory imagined

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Many issues (principally vehicles) are shared in our group chat, however when this one surfaced I went WOW! I guess a lot of you’ll be impressed too, earlier than wanting one yourselves. That is the Proton Iriz S1000 Idea, a particular version to have a good time the Iriz’s 2018 Sepang 1,000 km endurance race victory.

Sadly, this isn’t an precise and even idea automotive from Proton, however a rendering by Theophilus Chin. The theme is fairly clear right here – the inspiration is a race automotive’s win, so this Iriz has been finished as much as be as sporty as it may be.

Whereas it’s primarily based on the newest 2019 Iriz facelift, Theo has swapped out that automotive’s “Ethereal Bow” grille with full-width chrome wings for the 2019 Persona facelift‘s extra typical grille, with full “Infinite Weave” mesh. The chrome trim on the “eyebrows” of the lights and the bottom of the grille have been blacked out – it’s all in matte black.

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The decrease bumper is from the usual Iriz (which by the way in which, will not be shared with its sedan sister) however with the LED daytime operating mild strips eliminated. Of the 2 new faces, I choose the Persona’s, so this grille-swapped Iriz face is good for me – how about you?

Grille apart, the remainder are all add-ons. There’s a entrance splitter with fairly a novel design – in addition to the standard “flags” on the sides, this one has vertical “horns” that combine with the aspect air intakes, making it extra outstanding. It’s completed in carbon and has little purple vents on either side as accents – that is repeated on the aspect skirts. The brake calipers have some purple on them, too.

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On the profile, Theo has added a wider entrance fender, and the additional width is on show through two vents – one sits the place the entrance wing meets the bonnet (base of the A pillars), whereas the opposite is a protracted vertical strip (border with the entrance doorways) seen from the rear three quarters, just like the FK8 Honda Civic Kind R. The Iriz S1000 sits good and low on bigger multi-spoke alloys completed in black. The wing mirror caps are additionally in black.

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The rear finish of the 2019 Iriz is already daring and aggressive, because of the brand new black bridge between the vertical hind lights, with Proton script. The hatchback you should buy comes with a reasonably outstanding rear wing for a inventory automotive, however this has been super-sized by Theo for a race automotive look. The frilly two-tier wing additionally comes with a triangle “F1-style” third brake mild”.

That mad wing isn’t even probably the most elaborate appendage on the Iriz S1000 Idea; that’s the rear bumper, which design seems like a results of Lamborghini’s wind tunnel.

The diffuser seems like many items of carbon stacked on one another, however it references the entrance merchandise (vertical horns, aspect flags) and neatly homes the 2 exhaust ideas. The latter is completed in black to match the darkish decrease physique of the automotive (the inventory Iriz has no seen tail pipes).

A pleasant finisher is the “S1000” etched on the entrance wings, obvious on the blue and inexperienced vehicles you see right here. The inexperienced one additionally has yellow bodykit accents to exchange the purple, and extra yellow decals (or is it gold?) on the bonnet, decrease sides and rear hatch. Proton launched a brand new Iriz emblem for the facelift with an emphasis on the “R” – this S1000 Idea wears that purple “R” with delight (not simply on the entrance grille, see blue and inexperienced vehicles) and full race gear.

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Our render-master imagined the Iriz S1000 Idea with improved efficiency, both from a Geely 1.5 litre turbo (174 hp/255 Nm) with dual-clutch auto combo (as per the Geely Binyue a.okay.a. Proton X50), or Proton’s personal 1.three litre turbo (140 hp/190 Nm) with six-speed handbook pairing, as proven in prototype type again in 2015.

Simply think about that, whereas taking a look at these photographs. Good, proper?


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