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Proton Inspira Jebat concept takes its inspiration from the Mitsubishi Evo X

Proton has revealed this Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X-inspired sports saloon concept at the Kuala Lumpur motor show in Malaysia.

The recently launched Proton Inspira is a re-badged version of the Mitsubishi Lancer four-door saloon with lightly modified front-end styling, and this Jebat concept version by Proton Design borrows its styling from the Evo X.

See pics of the Evo-inspired Proton Inspira Jebat

Powering the Jebat concept is a 237bhp, 253lb ft 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine petrol engine, although Proton hasn't said whether the car uses the Evo's all-wheel drive system. It can get from 0-62mph in 5.6sec and reach a top speed of 144mph.

Evo-inspired styling changes over the standard Inspira include a matte black finish at the front and rear, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloys, flared wheel arches, a new rear spoiler, bonnet louvres and a narrow rear diffuser. Inside, the concept gets Recaro sports seats with red stitching and a new in-car entertainment system.

Proton hasn't said whether it intends to put the sports saloon concept into production.

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thebaldgit 6 December 2010

Re: Proton makes a Mitsubishi Evo

The black front nose makes the Inspira look like Desperate Dan having forgotten to shave. Just slapping bits of kit onto a car and chucking a tuned engine under the bonnet does not make this an attractive car.

Uncle Mellow 5 December 2010

Re: Proton makes a Mitsubishi Evo

Surprised Mitsubishi allowed Proton to clone the current model Lancer - usually they only give them the obsolete model.

jonfortwo 5 December 2010

Re: Proton makes a Mitsubishi Evo

I like it.

The nose is a bit SEAT bocanegra - so aggresive and handsome. and the side detailing looks old skool sporty. Something a bit different.