2011 Mazda RX-8 (RX8, Grand Touring, Sport, R3) | Conceptcarz.com

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Launched in 2003, the Mazda hit the global market wîth a bang and has since gone on to win 48 vehicle awards, including Japanese Car of the Year, Australia’s magazine’s Car of the Year for 2003, International Engine of the Year, Singapore Car of the Year, the 2004 Best Sports Car and ÚK Car of the Year It was also named on Car and Driver Ten Best list for 2004, and 2006.

In addition, the RENESIS Engine has won nine awards 2003. All of these awards and have helped Mazda nearly 182,000 RX-8s the world.

Significantly updated for wîth a refreshed exterior and design, enhanced performance and an R3 for the ultimate driving enthusiast and for 2010, RX-8 remains for 2011. The RX-8 is available in trim levels – Sport, Touring and the RX-8 R3, specially wîth the enthusiast in mind. At the of the RX-8 remains a high-powered, and perfectly balanced machine by the world-renowned twin-rotor RENESIS engine.


Through-and-through, the RX-8 is a pure car that gives the driver an and dynamic experience. With its body rigidity and structural the rear suspension geometry was for the 2009 model year for handling performance and improved rigidity.

To achieve this dynamic, Mazda utilizes the RENESIS (Rotary Engine – or rebirth of the rotary engine) The Mazda RX-8 remains the mass-produced rotary-powered passenger car in the While exhibiting unusually power output for a naturally engine, RENESIS outstrips reciprocating engines in terms of the feeling of power in reserve and response.

The Mazda RX-8 is as either a 232-horsepower model wîth a six-speed manual or a 212-horsepower model fitted a six-speed automatic wîth paddle shifters for a Formula driving experience.

By turning a rotor in a cocoon-shaped combustion the RX-8’s rotary engine performs the four processes of compression, combustion and exhaust. The engine is remarkably smooth and revving — all the way to 9,000 rpm (7,500 rpm on A/T–equipped models) — and offers a engine footprint than internal combustion engines 60 percent smaller and lighter a comparably powered V-6, and 40 smaller and lighter than a In fact, the packaging and styling define the RX-8 would not been possible had Mazda chosen a conventional piston

Improving upon 40 years of designs, the RENESIS engine side intake and exhaust wîth nearly 30 percent intake area and twice as exhaust area than its The efficiencies gained through intake and exhaust ports the need for forced induction.

The normally aspirated 1.3-liter might appear diminutive to the eye when compared to large-displacement or heavyweight V-10s or V-12s. through the incredible efficiencies of a powerplant, an advanced three-stage system and an electronic throttle, the engine delivers smooth, power on a grand scale.

The uses an aluminum double-wishbone suspension, reducing unsprung over the use of steel components. By the upper and lower arms on a rigid sub-frame, the long ensure linear alignment throughout the jounce and rebound of the wheels. All wheels receive gas-filled shock absorbers wîth large-diameter internal and valving, which offer road feedback and a smooth

An electric rack-and-pinion power-§teering transmits just the right of road information back to the Mazda engineers have to pursue their own path by an electric motor for §teering rather than a conventional pump. The electric motor additional assistance at low speeds to parking and reduces §teering at higher speeds to provide road feel, responsiveness and

And, in keeping wîth the of the development on RX-8, it is far lighter and to package than a conventional rack.


designing the RX-8, safety was as much of a priority as was performance. For the safety process incorporates accident avoidance and accident In effect, this approach to means the RX-8 can help the avoid various dangers and occupants in the unfortunate event of a

In rollover tests performed by the Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA), the RX-8 achieved an five-star rating. Mazda integrated numerous active and safety elements throughout the Active safety features, require input from the include the use of large ABS-equipped brakes on all wheels as well as §teering and suspension systems.

Dynamic Stability Control TCS (standard on Grand Touring and R3) a superior level of handling can be disabled when driving and conditions allow safe

Passive systems, or those take effect automatically the driver’s involvement, also are throughout the RX-8. Despite the of a fixed center B-pillar, the has an exceptionally rigid body, through the use of a series of locking which hold the doors and bind each door into the roof and floor. the frame components helps crash energy through the structure.

Other standard systems on the RX-8 include airbags, seat-mounted side-impact and side-curtain airbags. Additionally, the end and engine bay have ample zones, the front seats are to reduce whiplash injuries, the pedal is designed to break in the event of a collision of sufficient to protect feet and legs and all seating positions are fitted three-point seatbelts. Even protection was considered, as the RX-8 is wîth Mazda’s ‘shock-cone’ design that yields to the impact of a pedestrian onto the than a standard design, yet is enough to not deform in normal


was designed wîth an athletically exterior that provides a of originality that’s unrivaled in the today. Carrying over enhancements from the 2009 year, the 2011 RX-8 a high-class look without the basic design thémé. Key elements include aggressive and rear bumpers and front sporty, high quality front headlights and rear LED and larger exhaust pipes.

The also offers a new 10-spoke design featuring a symbolic and design in the motif of a rotary wîth different arrangements for wheel size.

Taut lines give RX-8 the look of an athlete in motion. The styling maintains classic car proportions while adding a edge that is unmistakably

The RX-8’s unique ‘freestyle’ design is proof that a sports car does not need to space or convenience for performance. The design of the rear-hinged rear provides a large door allowing …-sized passengers to enter and exit the vehicle. design is also advantageous securing a baby or a small in the back seat.

With ample passenger for four full-size adults, and trunk space for a weekend’s of luggage, this sports car its versatility.

The RX-8’s exterior presents a genuine sports car while the interior boasts a and intelligently designed cabin. A yet functional, interior design driving pleasure. Interior include an athletic §teering front and rear sports an ergonomic center IP and an LCD touch-screen system.

A variable red zone was added to the tachometer. An extremely low floor allows the seats to be low in the chassis, which, along a low instrument cluster and hood, driver visibility. Mazda concentrated on the shape of the front backs and the rear seat to ensure adequate rear-seat room.

Front seat are positioned to allow maximum leg for rear-seat passengers.

The rotary element is incorporated through the of the RX-8 in creative ways, in the seats, center console, knob and emergency brake. The cabin also evokes a of luxury and high-end quality. design team examined aspect and component of the interior and has an elegant, driver-centric atmosphere.

the use of advanced ergonomic research, engineers established improper posture to be a cause of driver and built in optimum support in the seats to help offset In addition, the soft blue used in the RX-8’s instrument was found to reduce eye fatigue and


To cater to the driving the RX-8 offers an R3 model. the very best in rotary-powered the R3 model adds a sport-tuned wîth Bilstein shock and front suspension crossmembers wîth urethane foam for ride comfort. Rear side sills, fog lights, headlights and sporty front are added to enhance the sporty along wîth 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth performance tires.

Inside, the R3 adds a Bose® audio wîth Centerpoint surround and AudioPilot® noise compensation Bluetooth hands-free phone front Recaro sport wîth leather side leather-wrapped parking brake and advanced keyless entry and system.

Two other trim are offered – Sport and Grand The entry-level Sport comes wîth a six-speed Sport transmission wîth paddle and Adaptive Shift Logic or a manual overdrive transmission short-throw shifter; front and stabilizer bars, independent and double-wishbone suspension/ rear suspension; sport-tuned suspension and Limited Slip Differential manual transmission models).

Exterior highlights include high-performance tires mounted on aluminum alloy wheels, chrome tailpipe garnish, power mirrors and rear LED

Standard interior features air conditioning, AM/FM/CD stereo six speakers, auxiliary audio-input cloth trimmed upholstery and panels, cruise control, seat one-touch walk-in §teering wheel-mounted cruise and controls, leather-wrapped §teering and shift knob, and power and doorlocks.

Standard safety include dual front, and curtain airbags, alarm immobilizer, Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) wîth Electronic Distribution (EBD), burglar and Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS).

Source – Mazda

The only coupe with a configuration, the Mazda RX8 was built for enthusiasts. Featuring a high-revving rotary engine that was the Renesis, the engine was quite The exhaust ports were on the side of each of the combustion instead of on the outer edge of the housing.

This engine for more power, lower and higher fuel economy.

The was able to be mounted further in the RX-8’s chassis because of the compact size, giving the the coveted 50/50 front/rear distribution. At a very svelte lb curb weight, the RX8 featured suspension tuning and sharp The Mazda RX-8 was one of the best-handling on the market, and was among the best cars available for less $30,000.

After nearly a of lack, introduced in 2004, the RX-8 brought back the sports vehicle to the U.S. also received an image greater stature and performance the Miata. Usually Mazda its sport coupe with manual or automatic transmission, most enthusiasts would that the six-speed manual is the best way to experience the RX-8.

The Mazda RX-8 featured that crested at 238 at 8,500 rpm redline hitting at an impressive The RX-8 was timed at .6 seconds to 60 mph and seconds through the quarter-mile, as by Inside Line testers. RX-8s redlined at 7,500

Comfortable enough for a daily the Mazda RX-8 isn’t the economical choice as the fuel tends to hover in the high The interior of the car was quite nice as The reverse-hinged rear doors for the loading of cumbersome child while the rear seats are enough to accommodate adults on trips.

Manual version with a firmer suspension and wheel, while these optional on automatic models. the Shinka Special-Edition package, suspension upgrades were along with luxuries as leather upholstery and a navigation

A descendent of the two-door RX-7 coupe that was sold in generations from 1979 1995, the Mazda RX-8 an extra set of doors. Unfortunately the was taken off the U.S. market due to sales and difficulty in reaching standards. However, the RX-7 to be sold in Japan through

At the time it was deleted, the third RX-7 was sold for $32,500 in a much more expensive than today’s RX-8.

The RX-8 is almost a return to the RX-7, while still a completely different sort of car. With a newly rotary engine, the RX-8 reverse-opening doors and room for adults, making it quite an vehicle. The new RX-8 also the newly designed, naturally ‘Renesis’ version of the good, old 13B The rotary engine had no valvetrain, and the of these parts is crucial to the performance.

In the earlier engine, ports were located on the edge of the rotary housing, in the Genesis they are on the side of the chamber. This location engineers to completely close the port before the intake opens, and vice versa, the earlier design. Along a variable intake system optimizes air flow, the new Genesis allows them to use 30-percent intake ports than

The redline was now up at an amazing 9,000

Even more impressive was even with access to the accommodations the four-seater still a sports car-s balance to 50/50 weight distribution and a chassis with double-wishbones up and a multilink independent system in the The Renesis engine sat back in its much like the 12A did in the original Part of the package is the naturally, disc brakes with ABS and and pinion steering.

The Mazda weighs in at a very impressive lbs in manual transmission form.

The main source of competition in the new Nissan 350Z, basically Mazda’s own people were curb weight comparisons.

chose the RX-8 as the winner pitted against the 350Z as it 238 horsepower from a measly 1.3 The RX-8 yielded 6.6 seconds in the mph track test. The RX-8 through bends and turns in a that’s far less intimidating the Z, hammers it ways through according to Edmunds.com.

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