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Mazda RX-8 Type S '07
Mazda RX-8 Type S '07
Appears in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 PR[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Mazda
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine 13B-MSP Renesis
Max Power 240 BHP
Performance Points 429 PP
Weight 1,310 kilograms (2,900 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.46 kg (12.0 lb) per horsepower

The Mazda RX-8 Type S '07 is a Road car produced by Mazda. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

ColorsEdit

The Mazda RX-8 Type S '07 comes in seven colors:

  • Velocity Red Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica
  • Sunlight Silver Metallic
  • Galaxy Gray Mica
  • Brilliant Black
  • Stormy Blue Mica
  • Winning Blue Metallic

In-game descriptionEdit

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


Rotary engined cars had ceased to exist since the end of the RX-7 production, but in April 2003, the RX-8 broke the silence and brought the rotary sound back into the world.

But the unique character of the RX-8 is not limited to its rotary engine. It was created as a new type of sports car, with 4 doors and 4 seats. Normally, a 4 door setup makes a car bigger and increases weight, giving it a disadvantage as a sports car. However for the RX-8, Mazda utilized "Freestyle" clamshell doors, which utilize rear hinged doors in the back, giving the RX-8 a 4-door layout in which 4 adults can sit comfortably, even in the small sports car package.

Of course the new generation rotary engine, the Renesis (13B-MSP) also played a large role in the birth of the RX-8. By utilizing a side port layout, its compatibility with environmental issues was greatly improved. By optimizing the intake and exhaust port shapes, the normally aspirated 2-rotor[4] engine produced power greatly in excess of 197 HP, balancing good power with environment-friendly performance.

The lightweight, compact advantage of the rotary engine was also maximized, mounting the engine further towards the center of the body by a full 2.3 inches by a full 2.3 inches behind that of the RX-7. Reducing inertial momentum this way, a superior driving performance was attained. And like a true Mazda, the front-to-rear weight distribution is optimal, being very close to 50:50. The Renesis engine of the top-of-the-line Type S produces 247 Hp and redlines at 9000 rpm. This version comes only in a 6-speed manual transmission.

The RX-8 incorporated the new generation rotary engine in a unique body design, with a practical comfortable interior. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind sports car that was only made possible by a company like Mazda, who has a deep knowledge of both rotary engines and of sports cars.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5PEdit

This car can be purchased at the Mazda dealership for 28,980 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Premium car, the Mazda RX-8 Type S '07 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 28,980 Credits. It is a Level 3 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 28,980 Credits. It is a detailed car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Premium Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. Miswritten as "23-rotor" in-game.

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