The Proton X50 has been one of the cars that has rather amazed us all. With a starting price of RM79,200, it has been the most talked about car of 2020. Out of the gate, the X50 has been what many Malaysians want and suffice to say, Proton did deliver the goods with good looks and rather impressive performance figures. With the "Standard" variant receiving 150hp and the RM103,300 "Flagship" getting the full 177hp due to direct injection. Given the rather 'affordable' pricing, the X50 comes with tech that even some RM200k cars couldn't provide. That being said, if you don't opt for the Flagship, the 27hp is quite a large gap to fill. Which is why Proton's R3 division has teamed up with Works Engineering to develop performance related parts for the Proton X50. To top it off, former Team Petronas Syntium driver and Sepang 1000km Champion, Fariqe Hairuman, who is now the brand ambassador for Works Engineering is spearheading the project with Gary Lee from R3.
It'll be cool if Proton offers the X50 in an R3 package with add-on components from Works Engineering from factory. It will also be better if Proton would retain the warranty of the the X50 which has the add-on components much like how certain car dealerships in United States keeps their warranty for dealer-fitted options. It would certainly be the first for a local dealership to offer such service.
Written by | Danial Malek
Images by | Works Engineering