Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R 

  • built in Japan
  • 2011
  • 232 HP 1.3L
  • 140 mph
The RX-8 SPIRIT R is based on the RX-8 Type RS (with six-speed manual transmission) and Type E (with six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission).
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It is named after the final limited edition Mazda RX-7, and this pedigree is reflected in stylish features that include exclusive seat design and colored alloy wheels.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R

0-60mph

RX-8 SPIRIT R
6.5 s
Subaru BRZ
6.4 s

Top speed

RX-8 SPIRIT R
140 mph
Scion FR-S
135 mph

0-100mph

RX-8 SPIRIT R
17.2 s
Subaru BRZ
16.2 s

1/4 mile

RX-8 SPIRIT R
15 s
GT 86
15.3 s

Data points Key details of the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R

Horsepower

RX-8 SPIRIT R
232 HP
RX-7 Spirit R
280 HP

Torque

RX-8 SPIRIT R
159 ft-lb
RX-7 Spirit R
231 ft-lb

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mazda
Type of car Production car
Year 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 159 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,300 cc
Cylinders Rotary
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,880 lb
Width 46.1 in
Height 52.8 in
Length 176 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in

road tests

Top speed 140 mph
1/4 mile 15 s
0-60mph 6.5 s
0-100mph 17.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.82:1
  2. 2: 2.26:1
  3. 3: 1.54:1
  4. 4: 1.18:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 4.78:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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