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    Mazda RX-8

    One of our valued Users sent us there pictures.
    This car is still a prototype, it has manuf. plates (which I camouflaged... ). Enjoy.






    small driving impression write up.

    I have a chance to drive this RX-8 prototype which is not yet released in the US.

    I was abit disappointed with the performance, not very much torque and low rpm which make driving around town difficult. I basically have to keep the car at 5000rpm to really utilize the power, the engine sounded quite nice though.

    The handling was very similar to older RX-7, RX-8 is very light-weight and easily oversteer at hairpin corners. At high speed, the car is more stable then the RX-7, but nothing to compare with Porsche of course.

    In the $30K Japanese sport car market, I think Mazda will have a tough time competing with Subaru STi and Mitubishi Evolution 8 in term of performance. The 'sucide door' in my opinon is the most attractive point of the car. Exterior design wise, it is by far the best looking japanese sport car around that price.

    Thanks RC for posting the pictures

    Re: small driving impression write up.

    So can I show you in the picture now too?
    For our female Users...

    The RX-8 has a very attractive price tag over here in Germany, even if it is no real sportscar it might find it's customers.

    LOL

    Quote:
    So can I show you in the picture now too?
    For our female Users...



    Not unless you want to scare ALL the female users away from rennteam.com

    Yes, I agree.. $25k base price is a really attractive price tag. The design and innovation surpass S2000 and its competitors in the market.

     
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