Proton R3 Satria Mixes Malaysian Style With Lotus Tuning For Aussie BuyersMatt Hardigree2/18/08 12:45pmFiled to: Melbourne International Motor ShowProton Satria GTiProton Satria R3r3SatriaSatria GTiSatria R3GtiProton2EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn addition to building a car for the Islamic world, Malaysian car company Proton also builds a number of cars for the Australian market, including the popular Satria GTi. As a way of previewing the next GTi, Proton will be showing off the R3 Satria, which was tuned with the help of Proton's motorsports arm. If you're not moved by the thought of a Malaysian company's tuners, we'd remind you that they borrow expertise heavily from Proton-owned Lotus. Though details are scarce, it sure looks mean enough to be a successor to the GTi. Press release below the jump.