2011 Mazda RX-8 Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2011 Mazda RX-8 Review

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The Mazda RX-8 has on the market since 2003 and no successor in sight, the 2011 may very well be the last of this distinctive sports car produced. During its lifetime the car has only one major update, the things that make it … rear doors and engine–are still present.

This rotary engine is really puts the Mazda on the map. It’s the only rotary engine currently to a production car and may be the last. The twin-rotor develops a peak output of 232 and although this may seem a lot, the engine’s paltry 159 of torque means you really to dial up the revs to get some going.

Opt for the available six-speed A/T automatic transmission and you only get 212

Another downside of the rotary is its fuel economy. Despite its ‘only’ displacing 1.3-liters, the RX-8 returns a fuel of 16/22 mpg city/highway–comparable to much powerful V-8 sports cars.

However, it’s not all bad. The rotary engine weighs a lot than conventional internal engine designs and this into nimble handling out on the

The suspension can be a bit firm for some especially when road aren’t the best, but this off in the directness of the steering and the easiness in you can throw the car around a corner.

There’s no mistaking the RX-8 for but a pure Japanese sports With its pumped guards, wheel arches and fighter jet style windows, the RX-8 has a look that you’ll love or hate.

Performance will want to go for the R3 edition, comes with a stiffer setup featuring Bilstein as well as 19-inch forged wheels. Other goodies a Bose premium audio and Bluetooth connectivity.

The interior is hard not to love, its flowing, low-slung design the car’s sportiness. Despite the car described as having 2+2 seating, in the rear is very limited and is for carrying small children At least getting in and out of the back is easy thanks to the … doors whose design they can only be opened the corresponding front door is

For a complete look at the distinctive Mazda RX-8, check out the review at TheCarConnection .

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UPDATE Extends RX-8 Production Due To Demand In Japan

Mazda extend production of its RX-8 car by 1,000 units due to overwhelming for the special RX-8 Spirit R edition. Read Update

Mazda Working On New Rotary With Skyactiv Tech?

next rotary engine may yet be a few in development to meet fuel and emissions requirements. Read

UPDATE Mazda Sending Out With Special Edition R

Mazda has unveiled a Japan-only edition RX-8 Spirit R to the end of production of its unique Wankel powered sports car. Update

UPDATE Is Mazda’s Engine Program Dead?

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