How fast can you go with a 2011 Mazda RX8 equipped with rotary engine? Let's just say, be prepared for a heck of a ride! This high revving rotary powered engine uses pressure to create its internal rotating motion, spinning in one direction rather than using the less efficient pistons pumping in cylinders. The Mazda RX8 image sets the mood for any car in hot pursuit, kicking out 232 horsepower from an engine that can rev all the way up to 9,000 rpm. In this article, we will explore the advantages that uniquely place the Mazda RX8 high on the international list of top performing sports car.
Winner of 48 global vehicle awards including Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 2003, International Engine of the year for 2003, USA Best Sports Car and UK Car of the Year for 2004, the accolades just keep coming with an impressive lineup of awards. Without skipping a beat, the Mazda RX8 has made the Ten Best List on Car and Driver magazine consistently for 2004 -2006. Last, but by no means least of the awards is the acclaim given to Mazda in recognition for the RENESIS (Rotary Engine genesis) rotary engine which has lain claim to nine awards since 2003. It is the only mass-produced car powered by a rotary engine. Little wonder that Mazda RX8s around the world rivaled sales of other sports car in its class.
Since its launch in 2003 the Mazda RX8 has shown significant remodeling with a refreshed exterior and interior design and enhanced performance. Since 2010's refinement, the RX8 has remained relatively unchanged for its reintroduction in 2011. Sports car enthusiasts who opt to buy a 2011 Mazda RX8 with a used RX engine can expect guaranteed high performance at more affordable prices because at the core of the RX8 remains a high-powered, light-weight and perfectly balanced machine.
Geometry and Physics of its Structure and Acceleration
With its superior body rigidity and structural reinforcements, the Mazda RX8s rear suspension geometry was reconfigured for high performance and improved safety in 2009.
The Mazda RX8 is available in a 232 horse-power model fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, or a 212 horse-power model fitted with six-speed automatic for a Formula 1-style driving experience.
And don't be daunted by Mazda's 1.3 liter engine, for the size belies the incredible efficiencies proven by a rotary power-plant quickly displacing any thoughts of achieving lesser power and performance from its engine. With an advanced three-stage intake system and an electronic throttle, the rotary engine delivers linear power on a grand scale.
Overall the Mazda RX8 is a pure sports car, high powered and extraordinarily nimble. Its precision in balance, linear structure, and intelligent engine design makes it a super sports car, quite simply it defies its mechanical elements by creating the ultimate adrenaline rush which sports enthusiasts' crave.
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