2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

Mazda RX8 XMen

The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car manufactured by Mazda Motive Potbelly. It get-go appeared in 2001 at the Northwards American External Machine Read. It is the replacement to the RX-7 and same its predecessors in the RX stove it is powered by a Wankel roundabout locomotive.

2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

Design

The RX-8 was intentional as a presence mid-mounted, rear-wheel thrust 2+2 takeoveré. The car has a 50/50 burthen dispersion, achieved by climb the locomotive bum the movement axle. Burthen is cut done the use of materials such as al and shaping for the torso panels and a c character complex driveshaft.

2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

The car features a couplet of rear-hinged “freestyle” doors (alias felo-de-se doors) in club to render easier admittance to the ass seating. The RX-8 has no B-pillar ‘tween the presence and arse doors, with the leadership abut of the behind threshold playacting as a ‘practical tower’ to observe geomorphological rigidness. Because of the overlapped innovation, the back doors can but be open when the strawman doors are spread.

Powertrain

2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

The RX-8 is powered by a 1.3 L naturally-aspirated RENESIS circular locomotive, which features fresh intentional english inhalation and fumes ports. The locomotive is littler and hoy than old rotaries, mainly due to the deficiency of a turbocharger and associated parts.

The locomotive is intentional in respective configurations for unlike models, but in its near brawny frame-up 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 Outside Locomotive of the Class and Outflank New Locomotive awards in 2003 and holds the “2.5 to 3 litre” sizing laurels for 2003 and 2004.

The ability is delivered to the bum wheels via a 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed reflex done a express eluding derivative.

2003 Mazda RX8 XMen

In recent 2003 Mazda issued a handout stating that the real hp 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 sustenance the cars were precondition over-the-counter incentives such as dislodge sustainment, parts, and accessories.

In Revered 2006, Mazda proclaimed that a job with oil outflow has led to the engines in many RX-8s having to be replaced. Mazda volition voluntarily recollect all 2004 and 2005 RX-8s, likewise as roughly 2006s, and content them to a vacuity exam. All engines that miscarry the trial volition be replaced, as they “would preferably substitute the locomotive than get the principal fracture them out-of-doors.”

Models

2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

The RX-8 is useable in assorted models in dissimilar markets approximately the man. Stock models admit:

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

    Mazda introduced a especial Shinka variation to the U.S. marketplace in 2005, and to the UK commercialise in 2006 where it was branded as the Acquire. New features included Shinka badges on the B-pillar, new rouge colors (Nigrify Crimson Isinglass, Cop Red and Phantasma Dark), re-styled mirrors, alcantara-trimmed leather seating, updated ingredient materials, and enhanced flesh and dangling tuning. Superpower yield remained unaltered from the banner models.

    Hydrogen RE

    At the 2004 Northerly American External Machine Read, Mazda unveiled the RX-8 H RE conception car, intentional to run on either h or gasolene. In February 2006, Mazda revealed that it would startle leasing a dual-fuel RX-8 to commercial-grade customers in Japan, and in Adjoin 2006 proclaimed its commencement two customers, claiming the offset flutter deliveries of a twofold h/gasolene output car.

    Awards

    2003 Mazda Rx8 Xmen

    To mid-2006 the RX-8 has won leastways 37 outside motoring awards including the 2003 Japanese Car of the Yr, Australia’s Wheels mag’s Car of the Class for 2003, the 2004 Singapore Car of the Twelvemonth, the 2004 US Outdo Sports Car, and various UK Outflank Car Awards. It was besides named on Car and Driver cartridge’s Ten Scoop name for 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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