This car was unveiled to the public on Merdeka eve but it didn’t get much press coverage. Rather unfortunate really. So here I am, giving you a personal account on the creation of this one-off vehicle.
This project was a real whirlwind of a job made specificly for the Merdeka celebrations. From inception to finished product taking about 2 months in total. Mind you that includes an accellerated idea development process somewhere in between the ‘start-sketching-something’ to ‘start-prototyping-the-parts-now!’. Based on the Proton Satria Neo hot hatch, the idea was to showcase the unexpected and what better way than to stretch a 3 door to become a limo. In record time. AND have the Prime Minister ride on it.
One of the biggest challenge for this project was to make it driveable. But the skills of the Prototype boys really came in handy and they got the job done on time. The entire development was done on site in Proton with assistance from a local consultant for the interior. Commendable to say the least. With 31st August already past, expect the car to do some publicity rounds and maybe end up as a permanent display or something, unless somebody commissions it…
I’ve got to congratulate my designer Adiey for putting his heart & soul into this project and making it a reality. Good time management and presentation. Also it was a good thing you went to Seri Perdana; one for the album eh?! *wink*