Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen Concept 

  • built in Japan
  • 2004
  • 250 HP 1.3L
It's a beautifully balanced machine that is so composed on twisty roads.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2005)
We admired the boom-box cabin detailing and particularly its decorative trochoids.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2005)

Data points Key details of the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen Concept


RX-8 Hydrogen Concept
250 HP
Venom GT
1,200 HP
Apollo Sport
691 HP


RX-8 Hydrogen Concept
162 ft-lb
Venom GT
851 ft-lb
Apollo Sport
648 ft-lb

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Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen Concept
Because it offers separate chambers for intake and combustion, the rotary engine is ideal for burning hydrogen without the backfiring that can occur in a traditional piston engine.
As the auto industry turns its attention to hydrogen fuel as a gasoline alternative, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE offers a hydrogen-powered version of Renesis - Mazda's next generation rotary engine that was introduced last year in the all-new RX-8.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mazda
Type of car Concept car
Year 2004

power & handling

Maximum hp 250 HP
Maximum torque 162 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,300 cc
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Width 69.7 in
Height 52.8 in
Length 174.2 in
Front track width 59.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in

road tests

Drag coefficient 8.8


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203
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