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Mazda RX-8 to get makeover

2009-07-24 07:59

Mazda is to show a revitalised Mazda RX-8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.  Thought it won’t be an all-new model the ageing sports car will get several aerodynamic updates, new tail lights and a fresh interior.

Mazda isn’t to mess with the RX-8’s brilliant underpinnings while this rear-wheel-drive car will come with a 171kW rotary mid-engine with a second knock sensor to improve efficiency.  Torque remains the same at 211 Nm.

Also standard is the limited-slip differential, anti-lock brakes, and stability & traction control.

The facelift will bring the ageing RX-8’s looks in line with that of other new Mazdas such as the 3 and 6.


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