2011 Mazda Rx 8
The 2011 Mazda Rx 8 is a great car with an innovative approach and admirable engineering. Its small (but powerful) rotary engine allows the unique configuration of four doors and four seats. The wheelbase and overall length are shorter than a sports coupe yet there is more legroom in the rear, and the weight distribution is a perfect 50-50 for balanced handling.
The six-speed manual of 2011 Mazda Rx 8 benefits from 250 horsepower at 8500 rpm and 159 pounds-feet of torque at 5500 rpm, while the automatic produces considerably less, 210 horsepower at 7200 rpm and 164 lb-ft at 5000 rpm. The AT of 2011 Mazda Rx 8 also has smaller wheels and brakes and a softer suspension. The transmission is sequential, with steering-wheel mounted thumb controls.
There is a Japanese word, takumi, roughly meaning mechanical warmth, and that’s what The 2011 Mazda Rx 8 designers tried to deliver, although the result might seem to twist the word more toward funky. The 2011 2011 Mazda Rx 8 is a car you could walk around and around again, and still find new things to recognize and appreciate, especially if you lifted up the hood and poked around, and crawled underneath it.
The first thing you notice are the bulges, which if not graceful certainly have a style of their own. The 2011 2011 Mazda Rx 8 is most aggressive shape possible and still is stamped steel, according to a Mazda spokesman. It’s exotic – from the double-bubble roof, down the hood and over the bulge that’s shaped like one of the engine rotors (same as the logo), to those big wide ears of front fenders, to the headlamps and grille. The 2011 Mazda Rx 8 is not only all-new, but a unique sports car. Its four-seat, four-door configuration is an original design that works. The rotary engine of 2011 Mazda Rx 8 is super smooth, simple, high-revving and almost indestructible, although it’s not strong on mid-range acceleration. It’s complemented by a beautiful six-speed gearbox and great brakes. It may be argued that the difference between a sports car and sports coupe (such as the Infiniti G35) is semantic, so Mazda’s claim to be the first and only true four-seat sports car is stretching things a bit.