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Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type-I) '01
Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type-I) '01 (GT6)
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 1308 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 13B-MSP "Renesis"
Max Power 272 BHP
Performance Points 447 PP
Top Speed 274 kilometres per hour (170 mph)
Length 4326 mm
Width 1781 mm
Height 1331 mm
Weight 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.41 kg (9.7 lb) per horsepower

The Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type-I) '01 is a Concept car produced by Mazda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

In Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, five colors are available for this car:

  • Red
  • Silver
  • Blue
  • Black
  • White

However, starting from Gran Turismo 4, only one color is available for this car:

  • Red

In-game descriptionEdit

"Powered by the new RE Renesis engine. The RX-8 concept car just before mass production."

Mazda embarked on a new frontier when it introduced the RX-8 in March 2002. As the spiritual successor to the RX-7, it possessed rotary power, excellent handling and a stylish sports-car body, but what made the RX-8 unique were its four doors. The idea of this 4-door sports car concept first appeared in RX-EVOLV shown at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show.

Unlike the RX-7, the rotary engine in the RX-8 was naturally aspirated. Dubbed the Renesis, it wasn't as powerful as the old 13B, but burned cleaner than its predecessor, and revved higher, red lining at 9000 rpm. Output was rated at 247 HP and 159.1 ft-lb for the 5-speed manual and 207 HP and 163.4 ft-lb for the 4-speed automatic. The RX-8's power-to-weight ratio was also impressive at 0.19 HP/kg.

Mazda wanted to broaden the appeal of its rotary image car, so it opened up the cabin to accommodate four passengers comfortably. The truly innovative part came when Mazda designers adopted rear doors into the design, without the need for a B-pillar. Thus the doors swung open to reveal a large uncluttered opening for passengers to slide in and out. The RX-8 retained the sporty handling dynamic of the RX-7, thanks in part to its stiff center-tunnel chassis design, its 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, and extremely fun-to-drive nature. It truly was a sports car with four doors, but because it lacked the excitement of the RX-7, it wasn't as popular with hard-core driving enthusiasts and racers.

AcquisitionEdit

GT3Edit

This car, as simply the Mazda RX-8, is showcased but not for sale in the Mazda dealership. It must be won by getting all gold in the A License tests or by winning one of the following events:

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Tsukuba Wet Race on Easy.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type-I) '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 64,951 Credits. It is a Level 5 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 65,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

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