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Proton Lekir concept based on Lotus Europa

The Proton Jebat might be a car enthusiasts would consider buying if the company decided to put it on the market. Sporting much of the same DNA as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Jebat would be an outright bargain. The parent company of Lotus might be offering another sports car to its Malaysian market too, in the form of this new Proton Lekir concept.
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It's based on the Lotus Europa, quite obviously, and it features the same black and white colour scheme as the Proton Jebat we saw last week. Behind the cabin the Lekir does not feature the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as the Lotus counterpart though. Instead it gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit by Proton/Mitsubishi. It still outputs a reasonable 164kW of power.

Although it does lack oomph compared with the Lotus, the Proton still shares the same suspension and, more importantly, the Lotus suspension geometry as the Europa sports car. So it will handle outstanding like all Lotus vehicles.

The best part about it if it were to hit the market would be its price. It's suspected, if Proton does release it, the price would be considerably less than the Lotus brother. Unfortunately, if it does hit the market, it is very unlikely it will make it to Australian shores as costs to surpass Australian Design Rules would defeat its purpose.

Still, it's an excellent proposition for its local market.