During the “Proton Exora – The Making” seminar at UPM, Proton has unveiled Proton Exora Prestige Turbo Prototype. The powerplant based on the 1.6 liter CamPro with bolt on turbo system. The Prestige Concept is said to produce up to 270 horsepower with a torque figure that is rated at about 350Nm.
Proton has been sending a group of engineers to Lotus, UK to develop this turbo charged engine. The first result is expected to be out in 2010 or 2011. One of the reason to have turbocharged engine is the cost to develop another 2,0 campro will cost them a bomb. So the fast and easy solution is to add turbo on its 1.6 campro which capable to deliver power equivalent to of a 2.0l powerplant.
What I like most on this prototype is a design which I think very nice and sporty. Perhap Proton can consider this for the facelift version later on.