Overview British media reports that Mazda is set to establish the 2018 Mazda RX-8 with a new setup of the rotary engine. Apparently, the RX-8 hasn’t received any major update since 2012; hence the incoming RX-8 receives a major overhaul.
It will come with the high-revving rotary and will be based on an extended version of the next-generation MX-5 Miata. Also, the chassis is likely to go through some strengthening so that it can sustain the larger amounts of horsepower. Although the inbound edition is significantly beefed up, Mazda is working hard to keep its curb weight under 2,888 pounds. That way, the new vehicle complements the old RX-8 model.
2018 Mazda RX-8 – Inspired by RX-Vision Concept
The 2018 Mazda RX-8 is expected to borrow inspirations from the RX-Vision Concept that was revealed last month in Tokyo. Therefore, it will maintain its aesthetic factors to match the supposed concept.
Also, it is likely to share a similar system with the newly revived MX-5 so that the added rigidity and power cannot impact the handling. Mazda is known for stylish and fashionable car models, and the redesigned RX-8 won’t be an exception. The upcoming model is without a doubt an amazing piece of machine with art to rely on. It showcases an appealing look both inside and out.
The new sports car stands out from the crowd thanks to its spacious room in the cabin. The RX-8 has ample seating for four adult passengers. It comes with a pair of rear-centered doors that allow ease of access to the rear seats. Besides, the redesigned sports car features unique security touches that enable any driver to drive comfortably without fear. The stylish grille is complete with extra delicate lines that give the desired look. The headlights highlight a complete facelift that changes the entire front façade.
Powerhouse Details of the 2018 Mazda RX-8
The 2018 Mazda RX-8 is set to become a Wankel-powered coupe model for the 2018 model year. Mazda has developed a new rotary engine that flourishes its RX-8 auto. The new motor is larger and more efficient than that of the Mazda MX-5.
Having said this, the redesigned 2018 Mazda RX-8 is powered by a two-rotor Wankel motor that yields about 247 horsepower in the “High Power” form. Since the Wankel rotary powertrain enjoys a design with little reciprocating mass, it is thought the engine hits the 9,000 rpm redline. A six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or five-speed manual will become available to send power to the car’s rear wheels. This engine pushes the car to 60 mph in 7 seconds.
Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The privy sources have just hinted that the 2018 Mazda RX-8 coupe is destined for a 2017 debut. Its official release has been set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the debut of the first Mazda model powered by a rotating Wankel drivetrain.
The launch of the revised Mazda RX-8, therefore, coincides with the release of the Cosmo Sport. The re-imagined coupe carries a starting price of $33,000.