Somewhat an underdog in the mainstream vehicular industry, Proton is one of the few South East Asian Vehicle manufacturers that have been rich and powerful enough to obtain sports car classics such as the Lotus Cars Limited Company of Britain and even owns a large controlling share of the Italian motorcycle company MV Agusta. Proton has maintained a good demographic in Australia, Britain and other ASEAN partner nations and even in Russia. Among Proton’s many fine vehicles is the Proton Satria. The Satria is actually the word knight in the Sanskrit language; the name choice was made to reinforce the sports car inspired nature of the car. The Satria’s design is built to enforce a sport like 90’s muscle car look. The Satria first began production in 1995 where it was called the Proton First Contact; it was mainly designed to help give Proton a newer faster quality car. After all Proton was still in its relatively infant stage during this time. The Proton Satria has over 4 main variants, the Satria GTi, Satria R3 and the Proton Satria Neo CPS, Proton Satria Neo R3. But beyond this the Satria has a Rally variant and a racing variant, nevertheless the Satria does maintain itself as an impressive racing machine.