Mazda RX8

Mazda RX8

A radical machine, the RX8 bristles with technology. A 4 door sports coupe (the rear-hinged back doors open only if the front doors are open) with exemplary handling and ride, the actual buzz comes whenever you look underneath the bonnet, in order to find a Renesis twin-rotor engine.

It's only a number of moving parts, and therefore provides a degree of turbine smoothness that's truly addictive. The engine is considerably small compared to a comparable V6 engine - it is with a rating of 1.3 litres but produces as much as 238PS (that is using the six speed manual; curiously the 4-speed auto delivers only 195PS) that is on a par having a substantial V6 engine of conventional constructions.

If there is a weakness using the RX8 it is that gas mileage can be dire once the car is built to work hard. That aside, it is a truly excellent package.

Car Details
Body Shell: 
4 Door Coupe
Engine: 
2 Rotor Petrol
Gearbox: 
4/6 Speed Manual / Automatic
Price (USD): 
From $32,000
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