RX-8s are starting to get real cheap. And the last rotary-powered sports car from ...
RX-8s are starting to get real cheap. And the last rotary-powered sports car from Mazda was never as appreciated as a RX-7 it replaced, and as the result, running examples can be found online for not so much money. Well, that means people are starting to turn them into the race cars.
New Zealander Marcus van Klink decided to transform this RX-8 into the fully prepared rally car. In place of the original 13B-MSP two-rotor wankel engine sits the 370-hp naturally aspirated 20B three-rotor engine from the Eunos Cosmo.
That, plus suspension, wheels, tires, aero, and the bunch of other mechanical updates make this Mazda RX-8 the real contenter on the stages.
And since it is the rotary, it sounds fantastic too. WRC really needs this kind of sound…
The unique wailing soundtrack is something no piston-powered vehicle can replicate, so seeing this car going flat-out is the real treat. Did we mention it shoots flames?
Watch for yourself as this Mazda RX-8 rally car charges through the forest.
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