Mazda RX-8 Coupes

Mazda RX-8

About Mazda RX-8

Many car companies assign the word "unique" to their cars, but in the case of the 2011 Mazda RX-8, the term truly applies. What makes the RX-8 unique? The answer is a combination of attributes beginning with Mazda's RENESIS rotary engine, the only such engine offered in a production car. Then there are the RX-8's small reverse-facing rear doors, another feature you won't find on any other sports car in its class. Of course, the RX-8's lightweight and impressive handling have earned it praise from owners and enthusiasts alike, but there is a dark side to being unique. Despite improvements made last year, the rotary engine still consumes oil at a greater rate than a traditional piston engine, and the RX-8's fuel economy can be downright abysmal. Still, if you can live with these eccentricities, the RX-8's cool look, roomy rear seat and good size trunk make it a very easy sports car to live with.

2011 Mazda RX-8
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mazda RX-8

There are no major changes for 2011.

2010 Mazda RX-8
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mazda RX-8

The 2010 RX-8 receives a revised front and rear fascia as well as a simplification of the model lineup. The Touring trim has been dropped, as have the Premium Package options. A sunroof is now standard on the Grand Touring trim and Mazda has made significant improvements to the rotary engine aimed at minimizing oil consumption.

2009 Mazda RX-8
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mazda RX-8

The RX-8 receives a slight freshening, with new wheels, a new nose and taillights, and improvements to the car's suspension and body rigidity. An enthusiast-oriented R3 model is also added to the lineup.

2008 Mazda RX-8
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mazda RX-8

To help celebrate 40 years of producing rotary engines, Mazda will introduce a limited-edition 40th Anniversary model featuring special Metropolitan Grey paint, Cosmo Red leather interior and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

2007 Mazda RX-8
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mazda RX-8

For 2007, Grand Touring models offer Sand leather seat trim, while Touring and Grand Touring trims receive a standard six-disc CD changer.

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