Worth £500, but offered free of charge to all UK Mazda RX-8 buyers, the performance driving day is a one-off opportunity to enter the secret world of Prodrive's facility in Warwickshire. It will be a day of real excitement for the customer as it is designed to show them just how good the Mazda RX-8 is with driving that is only ever experienced on the racetrack. The day will also teach them how to exploit power safely and legally on the road and ensure that they are fully conversant with the regular maintenance requirements of this unique car.
In describing the partnership with Prodrive, Mazda Marketing Director Rob Lindley said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be entering into this partnership with Prodrive. The Mazda RX-8 is a true performance driver's car and Prodrive's expertise in motorsport and driver training made them the ideal partner to develop this free offer for Mazda RX-8 customers."
Paul Catlin, managing director of Prodrivelive said: "The Mazda RX-8 is a superb driver's car. But like any car, to really get the most enjoyment out of it, you need expert tuition in how to extract the performance safely. In a day we’ll show how a smooth flowing technique combined with correct positioning will give Mazda RX-8 owners the drive of their lives."Published 28 May 2003