While continuing to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the worlds best-selling roadster, the Mazda MX-5, Mazda UK is saying goodbye this autumn to a very different, although equally iconic sportscar in its model line-up " the rotary-engined, four-seater Mazda RX8.
enthusiastic drivers have purchased an 2011 Mazda RX-8 in the UK, won over by its truly exhilarating drive, fascinating super-smooth rotary engine and many unique features, combined with everyday reliability and practicality-- comments Mark Cameron, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
Powered by an improved version of the unique 231ps twin-rotor engine, the latest car delivers a heightened experience with faster steering, chassis and engine responses, more refinement, more equipment and even greater value.
2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 is the ultimate expression of Mazdas DNA, demonstrating our brands determination to do things differently.
The uniquely high-revving (up to 9,000rpm) RENESIS engine of the Mazda RX8 R3 is evolved to deliver sharper responses.
The interior of the 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3 features new Recaro sports seats in the front, a new-style steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control.
Mazda dealers are currently offering 2011 Mazda RX-8 buyers a finance package available for retail sales only, until 30 September 2010, with no deposit required and typical 5.9% APR-- finance on Mazda Conditional Sale and Mazda Personal Contract Purchase up to 36 months.
The 2011 Mazda RX-8 ranks 3 out of 5 Affordable Sports Cars. The 2011 Mazda RX-8 has impressive handling dynamics and a roomy backseat, but loses points for its lack of low-end torque and fuel-thirsty, high-maintenance rotary engine.
In a class overrun by tiny roadsters and not-so-sporty sports cars, the Mazda RX-8 is a breath of fresh air. Test drivers report that the "2011 Mazda RX-8" performance faults spoil the fun. Though the 2011 Mazda RX-8 is powered by a rotary engine that weighs less than a traditional internal-combustion engine and generates a high rate of horsepower with little displacement, it requires constant maintenance.
The heart of the "Mazda RX-8" is its high-revving, 1.3-liter rotary engine called the Renesis. Current Mazda RX-8
The Mazda RX-8 is a four-seat coupe with a pair of rear-hinged "suicide" doors that ease access to the rear seats. Every RX-8 is powered by a 1.3-liter twin rotary engine, with an output that depends on the transmission. The R3 is a high-performance variant packing 19-inch wheels, an aggressively tuned suspension, Recaro sport seats, exterior body modifications and some of the other trims' high-tech convenience features.
Used Mazda RX-8 Models--Introduced for 2004, the Mazda RX-8 heralded the return of the rotary-powered sports car to the United States after a near decade-long hiatus. Initially, the RX-8's automatic transmission was a four-speed unit.