The 2009 Mazda RX-8 is a 4-door, 4-passenger sports car, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Sport to the R3. The RX-8 has a 6 Speed Manual transmission, 1.3-liter R2, 232-horsepower engine, and receives updated exterior and interior styling, improved handling, better acceleration and new technology features.
$26,435 - $31,930
1.3L R2, 232-horsepower, engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. 6 speed manual transmission.
"With 265 horses, the RX-8 delivers the ‘get-up-and-go’, especially when joined to the 6-speed manual transmission. Working through the gears made me feel like Speed Racer working around the track - plenty fast and lots of fun."
"The Wankel engine has basically one moving part that just spins. And it has a higher power to weight ratio than any traditional engine. Mazda’s RENESIS engine in the RX-8 is remarkably smooth and high revving — all the way to 9,000 rpm — and offers a smaller engine footprint than traditional internal combustion engines."
"Running strictly with a “straight-from-the-factory” setup and premium grade fuel, the RX-8 showed its made of the right stuff by keeping up and chasing down other cars that had stickier rubber and more aftermarket modifications. With a 50/50 front/rear weight balance, a set of sticky and highly predictable Bridgestone Potenzas, the RX-8 was downright fun blazing through the turns around Mazda Raceway."