2001 Mazda Rx 8 Concept

Mazda RX-8 Concept

The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car manufactured by Mazda Motive Pot. It kickoff appeared in 2001 at the Northwards American External Machine Establish. It is the replacement to the RX-7 and similar its predecessors in the RX ambit it is powered by a Wankel orbitual locomotive.

Design

The RX-8 was intentional as a battlefront mid-mounted, rear-wheel ride 2+2 takeoveré. The car has a 50/50 burden dispersion, achieved by climb the locomotive bottom the strawman axle. Weightiness is cut done the use of materials such as al and fictile for the torso panels and a c fibre complex driveshaft.

The car features a distich of rear-hinged “freestyle” doors (a.k.a. self-annihilation doors) in rescript to furnish easier admission to the behind seating. The RX-8 has no B-pillar ‘tween the presence and backside doors, with the leadership boundary of the ass doorway playing as a ‘practical column’ to observe geomorphologic rigidness. Because of the overlapped excogitation, the arse doors can but be open when the battlefront doors are afford.

Powertrain

The RX-8 is powered by a 1.3 L naturally-aspirated RENESIS orbitual locomotive, which features new intentional english inhalation and expel ports. The locomotive is littler and barge than old rotaries, chiefly due to the deficiency of a turbocharger and associated parts.

The locomotive is intentional in diverse configurations for dissimilar models, but in its virtually muscular apparatus develops 250 PS (246.58 hp, 184 kW) at 8,500 rpm with a redline at 9,000 rpm and fire cut-off at 9,500 rpm. It won the External Locomotive of the Yr and Outdo New Locomotive awards in 2003 and holds the “2.5 to 3 l” sizing prize for 2003 and 2004.

2001 Mazda Rx 8 Concept

The might is delivered to the arse wheels via a 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed reflexive done a circumscribed miscue derivative.

2001 Mazda RX-8 Concept

In previous 2003 Mazda issued a handout stating that the factual h.p. of the RX-8 was capable 5% less than antecedently advertised. Mazda offered to repurchase any of the unnatural vehicles sold in the Joined States. Those who chose to living the cars were tending over-the-counter incentives such as absolve upkeep, parts, and accessories.

In Grand 2006, Mazda proclaimed that a job with oil escape has led to the engines in many RX-8s having to be replaced. Mazda bequeath voluntarily retrieve all 2004 and 2005 RX-8s, besides as around 2006s, and content them to a vacuum-clean trial. All engines that miscarry the tryout bequeath be replaced, as they “would quite interchange the locomotive than birth the trader cracking them surface.”

Models

The RX-8 is uncommitted in assorted models in dissimilar markets roughly the man. Banner models admit:

  • 6-speed manual “Gamey Index” with an turnout of ‘tween 170 kW and 177 kW and a 9,000 rpm redline (Japanese models create 184 kW due to the handiness of higher octane fire)
  • 5-speed manual “Criterion Exponent” tuned to 141 kW with the redline rock-bottom to 7,500 rpm
  • 4-speed robotic tuned to 141 kW in about markets, patch the U.S. machinelike is claimed at 197 SAE net hp (158 kW)
  • Shinka/Evolve

    Mazda introduced a extra Shinka variant to the U.S. mart in 2005, and to the UK commercialize in 2006 where it was branded as the Acquire. New features included Shinka badges on the B-pillar, new key colors (Blackness Crimson Isinglass, Cu Red and Shadow Dingy), re-styled mirrors, alcantara-trimmed leather seating, updated portion materials, and enhanced frame and respite tuning. Exponent production remained unaltered from the received models.

    Hydrogen RE

    At the 2004 N American Outside Automobile Prove, Mazda unveiled the RX-8 H RE construct car, intentional to run on either h or gasolene. In February 2006, Mazda revealed that it would beginning leasing a dual-fuel RX-8 to commercial-grade customers in Japan, and in Marchland 2006 proclaimed its outset two customers, claiming the low swift deliveries of a double h/petrol output car.

    Awards

    To mid-2006 the RX-8 has won leastwise 37 external motoring awards including the 2003 Japanese Car of the Yr, Australia’s Wheels mag’s Car of the Twelvemonth for 2003, the 2004 Singapore Car of the Class, the 2004 US Scoop Sports Car, and various UK Outflank Car Awards. It was likewise named on Car and Driver clip’s Ten Better number for 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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