|Mazda RX-8 Type S '07|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5 Prologue|
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|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 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
"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 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.
This car can be purchased at the Mazda dealership for 28,980 Credits.
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.
This car can be purchased for 28,980 Credits. It is a detailed car.