To celebrate a unique anniversary – it is 40 years since Mazda launched its ﬁrst rotary powered car, the Mazda Cosmo Sport back in 1967 – Mazda is releasing a strictly limited number of its latest rotary model, the Mazda RX -8 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. Just 400 examples of this very special four-seat coupé model will be available in the UK, priced at £24,595 (on-the-road), each identified by its own unique number.
Based on a special concept car first presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year, the Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary Limited Edition adds components to the chassis and body shell, and special exterior and interior features, which create a unique sports car and one that is a fine tribute to Mazda’s rotary engine history. Mazda is Britain’s favourite sports car brand, supplying one in every five sports cars sold in the UK, so this latest model is sure to be in high demand.
The unique exterior features of the Mazda RX-8 40th Anniversary Limited Edition include a choice of two exclusive exterior colours – a newly-developed Metropolitan Grey Mica that gives a strong touch of sophistication; and a truly distinctive Crystal White Pearlescent that will make this a ‘stand-out’ car on Britain’s roads.
Enhancing the Limited Edition’s look of sporty sophistication are bespoke 10-spoke, 18 inch diameter alloy wheels, an aerodynamic rear wing, new blue-light front fog lamps and a 40th Anniversary badge on each front wing.
The drivetrain features the twin-rotor High Power 231ps RENESIS engine mated to a short shifting six-speed manual transmission. The Mazda RX -8 40th Anniversary Limited Edition accelerates from standing to 62mph in just 6.4 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 146mph.