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Speed still thrills in Japanese sports cars

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Speed still thrills in Japanese sports cars

Hot to trot and trample, Mazda is unleashing the RX-8 sports car that propels the legacy of the ancestral RX-7 to a new dimension in space and time.

Like the 350Z, however, the 2004 RX-8 does not intimidate intenders with its window sticker. Equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, the RX-8 will bear price tags beginning at $25,180 when it goes on sale in June. With a six-speed stick, the RX-8 demands a debit of $26,680. A fully loaded RX-8 with either transmission and every available option, including leather seats, Bose audio, 18-inch tires, moonroof and fog lamps, will run in the neighbourhood of $30,000. Mazda began accepting online orders on Jan. 8, allowing prospects to choose trim and options for delivery through dealers in June.

Harnessed to 250 horses, the RX-8 is most notable for its perpetuation of Mazda's legendary rotary configuration that first cranked a Wankle 30 years ago.


=> http://www.trnonline.com/trn/business/article/0,1891,TRN_5638_1662239,00.html

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Hope it also comes in other colours then yellow... :)
 

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MAZDA RX-8 X-MEN Car!

RX-8 attract a great deal of attention in Japan now. And this one entrance in the movie "X-MEN 2"! Of course, this car is the hero's car.
RX-8 on the movie has an original colour "mutant blue", original rear wing, original front mask and wheels with X design.

This HP is the official site of Mazda in Tokyo auto salon. You can watch more photographs. But this site is Japanese only, sorry.

http://www.mazda.co.jp/autosalon/?official_event

This page is the English text of Mazda in Tokyo auto salon. But no photographs, text only.

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/public/200301/0110ae.html

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Nice car but are they going to release this version so normal people can by it?
 

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those cars are beautiful!!! but unless i marry rich or win the lotto, i could never hope to own a car like that :(
 

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Konnichiwa Gundamv3-san!

I am sorry those car are remodeled car and we can not get those. Of course X-men car too. And I think those remodeling parts are not for sale.:eek:
But you can get a original model befor the remodel.

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Then again, there will probably be companies who will offer to build an X-Men replica. Probably not cheap though.
 

Anastasia

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okay i know absolutly NOTHING about cars but would something like that ever make its way to Canada?
 

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Definitely! :)

=> http://www.mazda.ca/english/40_38257.htm

=> http://autonet.ca/AutonetStories/Spotlight/Stories.cfm?StoryID=3552

=> http://www.rx8forum.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=35
 

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Mazdaspeed has a nice body kit for the Rx-8's... I can't wait to see/drive one when they are finally here in the US...
 
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