2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

Matt Tierney

2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

MSRP (with destination): $33,085
PRICE AS TESTED: $33,085

ENGINE:
1.3-liter twin-rotor rotary engine
Horsepower: 232 hp @ 8500 rpm
Torque: 159 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
Six-speed manual

DRIVE:
Rear-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
19-inch forged alloy wheels
225/40R19 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
16/22/18 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3065 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 2(+2)/4
Cargo: 7.6 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 42.7/32.2 in
Headroom (front/rear): 38.2/36.8 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Velocity red/gray-black

STANDARD FEATURES:
Power-assisted four-wheel vented disc brakes
Electronically assisted power steering
Double-wishbone front suspension
Multilink rear suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bars
Front strut tower brace
Urethane foam injected cross member
Limited slip differential
Sport-tuned suspension w/Bilstein dampers
Dual exhaust w/chrome finishers
Xenon headlights
Front fog lights
Rear LED taillights
Rear spoiler
Rear window glass antenna
Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/Homelink
Air conditioning
Bose premium sound system w/nine speakers
Auxiliary audio input
Front Recaro sport seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Cruise control
Tire pressure monitoring system
Dynamic stability control w/traction control

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
None

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
None

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
The RX-8 can go from zero to 60 in just about six seconds. As for our RX-8's livery, Mazda product communication specialist Beverly Braga says, "We're currently working on a proposed kit, so it might look slightly different from what's currently on the car. We really meant for it to be a one-time thing during Pebble Beach, but the reaction to it was so positive, we might just sell it for real after all. 'Might' being the key word though."

COMPARE TO: Nissan 370Z

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