The risky and ambitious RX-8 is the rear-wheel-drive flagship of a new wave of greatness from Mazda. Most obviously, it looks special, with two rear half-doors that swing back to give unusual access to the snug rear cabin. Kids fit back there, and they love it back there.
The rotary returns in a real sports car that holds four real people.
As they make a quiet exit, we push these underappreciated, incomparable sports cars to redline one last time.