Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mazda RX-8

Designed to follow in the footsteps of the RX-7, the Mazda RX-8 was released to the market as its successor. It still retains the original concept as a sports-coupe, only now it’s a 4-door coupe with suicide doors on the back.

It’s a well designed car that comes very close to 50:50 weight distribution. The 1.3 liter rotary engine that has been taken under hands is now smaller in size and weighs less than previous rotary engine. It has better fuel economy and increased power output.

But unlike its big brother the RX-7 it doesn’t have a turbocharger. So unfortunately it is lacking a bit in power. 

There are two versions available, the first one with a 5 speed manual with about 190hp, the other with a 6-speed gearbox delivering about 230hp. Of course it's the latter one you want.

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