Proton Iriz R5

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Proton Iriz R5
Rally Poland 2021 Nabila Tejpar.jpg
An Iriz R5 at the 2021 Rally Poland
ConstructorMellors Elliott Motorsport (MEM)
Technical specifications[1]
Suspension (front)Reiger
Suspension (rear)Reiger
EngineMEM developed 4B11 engine 1.6 L (98 cu in) turbocharged
TransmissionXTRAC Sequential Gearbox 6 4-wheel drive
Weight1,230 kg (2,711.7 lb)
LubricantsSORT Oil
Competition history
Notable driversOliver Mellors, Nabila Tejpar, Julian Hope, Oliver O'Donovan, Theo Bengry, Eugene Donnelly, David Condell, Declan Gallagher, Liam Egan, James Williams
DebutUnited Kingdom 2017 Goodwood Rally Stage
First winGoodwood Rally Stage 2017
Last winGrizedale Rally Stages 2019
Teams' Championships0
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Proton Iriz R5 is a R5 rally car built by Mellors Elliott Motorsport in the UK under license from Proton. It is based upon the Proton Iriz road car.[2] The car marked the comeback of the British Rally Championship for Proton.[3]

In 2022, the rally car was succeeded by the Proton Iriz RX (Rallycross), which was built specifically for Team RX Racing and Oliver O'Donovan.[4]


  1. ^ "Proton Iriz R5 Sales Brochure" (PDF).
  2. ^ Evans, David (18 May 2017). "Proton set for WRC return in 2018 with new Iriz R5". Motorsport Network. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  3. ^ Lindroos, Pontus (20 January 2020). "Proton makes BRC comeback with Iriz R5". Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  4. ^ Lee, Jonathan (2022-01-03). "Proton Iriz Rallycross teased – based on Iriz R5 rally car, to debut this year with 600 hp and 840 Nm?". Paul Tan's Automotive News. Retrieved 2022-05-31.

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