Thursday, November 27, 2008


The Mazda RX-8. The only reason I'd want to own this car is the engine. Imagine an engine about the same size as a 4-cylinder, has NO valves, no camshaft, and no pistons, yet can deliver the power of a V-8 with a 10,000 RPM redline. Oh Man....

2,616 cc 2.6 liters rotary 2 front engine with 0 mm bore, 0 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, none and zero valves per cylinder RENESIS
Premium unleaded fuel 91
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 25 and EPA city (mpg): 18
Multi-point injection fuel system
15.9 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank
Power: 158 kW , 212 HP SAE @ 7,500 rpm; 159 ft lb , 216 Nm @ 5,500 rpm

Four-wheel ABS
Four disc brakes including four ventilated discs
Electronic brake distribution
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , multi-link rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Tire kit

Body color front and rear bumpers
Driver and passenger power door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 174.3, overall width (inches): 69.7, overall height (inches): 52.8, wheelbase (inches): 106.4, front track (inches): 58.9, rear track (inches): 59.3 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 34.8
Projector beam lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Luxury trim leather on gearknob
Opening rear ¼ windows
Mica paint
Fixed rear window with defogger
Tinted glass on cabin
Weights: curb weight (lbs) 3,075
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe

12v power outlet: front and 1
Air conditioning
Element antenna
Peripheral anti-theft protection
Front ashtray
Audio anti-theft protection: separate display and integrated in dash
Audio system with AM/FM and CD player
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 7.6
Front seats cigar lighter
Full dashboard console with covered storage box , full floor console with covered storage box , partial overhead console with covered storage box
Delayed/fade courtesy lights
Cruise control
Front seats and rear seats cup holders fixed
Door ajar warning
Door entry light
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
External temperature
Floor covering: carpet in load area
Floor mats
Driver and passenger front airbag with occupant sensors intelligent
Sports driver seat with height adjustment and tilt adjustment , sports passenger seat
3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
Front seat center armrest
Lockable glove compartment
Two head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Illuminated entry system
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 38.2, rear headroom (inches): 36.8, front hip room (inches): 53.4, rear hip room (inches): 48.1, front leg room (inches): 42.7, rear leg room (inches): 32.2, front shoulder room (inches): 54.8 and rear shoulder room (inches): 54.9
Low fuel level warning
Low tire pressure indicator
Low washer fluid level warning
Remote power locks
Vehicle speed proportional power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch
Front reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
Rear seat center armrest with trunk access integral box
Two fixed individual/sports front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
Remote fuel filler door release
Remote control remote trunk/hatch release
Front and rear roof airbag
Front seat back storage
Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
Seating: four seats
Front side airbag
Six speaker(s)
Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Ventilation system with recirculation setting and micro filter

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