|Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo|
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
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|
|Max Power||142 BHP / 6500 rpm|
|Performance Points||371 PP|
|Max Torque||120.06 ft-lb / 5000 rpm|
|Weight||1,030 kilograms (2,300 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||7.25 kg (16.0 lb) per horsepower|
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 is a 2nd Generation MX-5 produced by Mazda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date except Gran Turismo Sport, though is purchasable only from Gran Turismo 2 onward. It's the first and most basic model of the NB-series MX-5/Miata/Roadster featured in Gran Turismo.
The player can pick six colors when they buy the car:
- Evolution Orange Mica
- Brilliant Black
- Highlight Silver Metallic
- Twilight Blue Mica
- Chaste White
- Classic Red
"The 2nd generation Roadster with further weight reductions, to perfect the oneness with the car."
The Mazda Roadster was sold at the Mazda MX-5/Miata in Europe/US.
In January 1998, nine years after its debut and became an instant classic, the second generation arrived. In Japan, Mazda's Eunos brand had disappeared, so the car became known simply as the Mazda Roadster. Although the look has slightly changed from the original model, the car retained the qualities that made the first-gen Roadster so endearing. Like the original, it was developed under the "rider, horse, one body" philosophy.
Under the hood was the same engine as before, a 1.8L DOHC inline-4 , but output was bumped to 143 BHP and 120.0 lb-ft. Mazda also introduced a new 6-speed manual gearbox to the options list. The first minor change happened in July 2000, when the new 1.8L S-VT was introduced (S-VT stood for Sequential Valve Timing), allowing the 4-cylinder engine to produce 158 HP and 125.1 lb-ft of torque. In Japan, the 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4, rated at 123 HP and 104.8 lb-ft of torque, was revived to go along with a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition to the engine tweaks, Mazda reinforced the body to accommodate the extra power. Also, a new model, the RS-II that featured 16-in. wheels, was added to the lineup. At the end of 2003, a turbocharged version was introduced, boasting 170 HP and 154.0 lb-ft of torque, giving the fun little convertible a mean side.
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS is only available for play in Arcade mode, and does not appear in Simulation/Gran Turismo Mode as a purchasable or winnable car, though will occasionally appear in Spot Races as an opponent racer. Only codes and cheats can make the car obtainable in Simulation/Gran Turismo Mode. In Arcade Mode, this car is available from the start, and is classified as a C-Class Car. This vehicle doesn't appear in the Japanese version of the game.
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS is available in the Mazda Dealership in East City worth 2,295,000 Credits. This is only possible in the Japanese version of the game.
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 is available in Mazda section of the Car Dealership worth exactly 2,295,000 Credits. It can also be won from the Roadster Endurance as a prize car. It is only possible in the Japanese version of the game.
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 can be purchased from the Late '90s Used Car Dealership around for 1,147,500 Credits. The price may vary depending on the car's mileage. This can only be done in the Japanese version of the game.
The Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 can be purchased from the dealerships for 22,950 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 22,950 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 22,950 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- ↑ Available through normal means only in Arcade Mode.