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Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Appears in Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
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 (654 cc x 2)
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 13B-MSP "Renesis"
Max Power 246 BHP
Performance Points 429 PP
Max Torque 22.00 kgf.m
Weight 1,310 kilograms (2,900 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.33 kg (11.8 lb) per horsepower

The Mazda RX-8 Type S '03 is a Road car produced by Mazda. It first appeared in Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, and has returned in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

The player can choose eight colors upon buying this car.

  • Velocity Red Mica
  • Lightning Yellow
  • Snow Flake White Pearl Mica
  • Sunlight Silver Metallic
  • Titanium Gray Metallic II
  • Brilliant Black
  • Nordic Green Mica
  • Winning Blue Metallic

DescriptionEdit

"A sportscar that can seat four adults, powered by the rotary Renesis engine."

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

GT4PEdit

The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #28 in the Driving School area.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought in the Mazda New Cars Dealership for 27,500 Credits.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 27,500 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mazda RX-8 Type S '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,333 Credits. It is a Level 3 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 27,500 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

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