Proton Wira Profile

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Proton Wira General Information

Malaysian manufacturer Proton lived from making Mitsubishi license products. Though interestingly they add to my comments before (see i.e. Volkswagen Jetta story) why in this database I insist to count new model generations with the same old name still strictly as a different model. Proton made a name for themselves rallying the Lancer Evo in groupN as soon as this model arrived. But for Proton only the Mitsubishi Lancer EvoI-EvoIII were the Wira model. When Mitsubishi changed to the EvoIV, I counted this as a new model, because even though Mitsubishi carried on counting with the "4", it was a new generation. The Lancer from Evo4 was a complete re-design, even the transverse mounted engine and gearbox unit was turned round. Before the engine was on the left, now, as with most modern FWD cars, it was on the right. Well, this is the Proton Wira, equivalent to Lancer EvoI-III with the engine left.

Indeed Proton had their Lancer Evo equivalent pretty quickly. The first time we saw a Proton in WRC was on the 1994 RAC Rally. It was a full Malaysian team, Malaysian manufacturer, Malaysian driver Karamjit Singh and the unique turquoise-blue colour scheme came from their sponsor Malaysian oil giant Petronas. The Lancer Evo debuted in early 1993 and when Proton debuted on the RAC 1994 it was already an established team, as this full Malaysian combination already had many starts in the Asia-Pacific region under their belt. Pretty impressive for a new, young, but also small and poor manufacturer, even though we never saw Proton rallying a Lancer equivalent in groupA form.
 

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Proton Wira Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Proton Wira _ (93-0) 240 4350.1770.1395 1230 (5.1) 4x4 (2510)

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Proton Wira Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
20th. 1998 WRC Acropolis Rally L. Climent A. Romani #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1997 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo H. Gaßner S. Schrankl #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Singh A. Oh #22 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1997 WRC Rally of Indonesia K. Singh A. Oh #19 [UNKNOWN] 5:03:01
27th. 1997 WRC Rallye San Remo H. Gaßner S. Schrankl #81 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Singh A. Oh #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Taguchi F. Gocentas #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Singh A. Oh #17 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Singh R. Teoh #29 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 1995 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Singh R. Teoh #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Singh R. Teoh #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
24th. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Singh R. Teoh #39 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Proton Wira Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) K. Singh A. Oh #22 [UNKNOWN] SS15 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally New Zealand K. Taguchi F. Gocentas #25 [UNKNOWN] SS23 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rallye San Remo H. Gaßner S. Schrankl #25 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally of Indonesia K. Singh A. Oh #15 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified