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Mazda RX 8
EngineRotary pistons with two chambers
Displacement1308 cm³
Compression10 : 1
Max. torque211 Nm at 5500 rpm
Performance170 kW (231 HP)
at 8200 rpm
ConstructionFront engine with rear drive
TransmissionSix-speed
Brakes frontDiscs - internally ventilated
Brakes rearDiscs - internally ventilated
Tyres225/45 R 18 Z
Kerb weight1350 kg incl. driver
Top speedApprox. 235 km/h

The vehicle is the present high point of Wankel development at Mazda. The engine becomes powerful and stable. It fulfills all the required emissions requirements, there are only disadvantages with the fuel consumption. Because of the side intakes at Mazda can always only a maximum of two chambers combined in an engine. Therefore had to grow the chamber volume. For high speeds and light revving the pistons were facilitated significantly.

Worth to mention at this car are in any case the extremely rare four doors for the coupe and the lack of the B-pillar. Like the Ro 80 then the new engine combined with a very modern body, is here also to feel the courage for innovations.


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