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2003 - 2011
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 4 Door 2+2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
4 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Rotary
Details Rotary
Capacity
80 in3 
Max Power
250 bhp @8500rpm 
Max Torque
156 lb/ft @5500rpm 
Power to Weight
182 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
114 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 191 bhp/litre 
Compression 10.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
28 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
147 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.4 sec 
0 - 60 mph
6.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
17.8 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
6.5 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
15.1sec @91mph 
60 - 0 mph
122 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
20.9 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
174.6 in 
Width
69.7 in 
Height
52.8 in 
Weight
3073 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 18
8.5 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/45 ZR18
225/45 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
13.4 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £1000 - £8000
 
Profile

The RX-8 is the latest in a long line of Mazda rotary engined sports cars. In a change from the previous generation RX-7, the Wankel rotary engine (codenamed Renesis) is now normally aspirated rather than turbocharged. Nevertheless, it is actually up on power compared to it's predecessor with over 250bhp on tap.

Appearance is more mainstream than the RX-7 but the RX-8 retains many innovative design features carried over from the showcar prototype, in particular the unique backward opening 'suicide' rear doors! Steering is precise and ride quality a definite improvement over it's predecessors.

Target price is around the 25k mark in the UK, with a less powerful version set to come in under 20k - incredible value for money.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 64% 46% 51
Ranks 418 of 788 Ranks 549 of 788 Ranks 8 of 788 Ranks 7 of 788

Rivals
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Audi Rosemeyer

(2000 - )


Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

(2003 - 2005)


Alfa Romeo GT

(2004 - 2007)
 


Alfa Romeo Brera

(2005 - 2010)


Vauxhall Astra VXR

(2004 - 2010)

Variants
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Lineage
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RX-7 (Mk III)

(1992 - 1996)
  

RX-8

(2003 - 2011)

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