The launch of the Mazda RX-8 is a significant point in Mazda's history with the continuation of the unique Mazda rotary engine.
The Mazda RX-8 is also significant in terms of design with the unique freestyle door system enabling a truly functional four-seat, four-door sports car that does not compromise the sleek and sporty coupé styling.
Attractively priced at £20,000 for the 192ps version and £22,000 for the 231ps version this car already has in excess of 1,000 pre-orders.
The high specification of both models is class leading with BOSE CD player, 18" alloys, ABS with EBD, DCS with TCS, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags and climate control all standard on the 192ps model. The 231ps model comes with the addition of Xenon headlights with high pressure washer jets, six speed transmission and an alloy pedal set.
The new Mazda RX-8 is truly a sports car like no other, with a twin rotary engine, a stunning exterior design, along with four doors and room for up to four adults. The new Mazda RX-8 is indicative of the future of sports car technology at Mazda - sporty and functional, but never boring.
With the RX-8, Mazda has created a new class of four-seaters in the sports car segment. The back seats provide comfort and room for two adults, even on longer trips. This special combination of exciting and functional makes the new Mazda RX-8 a unique driving experience. With high levels of everyday practicality, unique engine technology and a revolutionary centre-opening door system, the Mazda RX-8 is a sports car will attract customers from the performance derivatives of four door saloons and hatches and will be a serious consideration for the fleet customer.
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