Continuing to celebrate its status as ’Britain’s favourite sports car brand’ – delivering one in every five sports cars sold in the UK – Mazda is introducing two ’Special Edition’ models to its established Zoom-Zoom product line-up this spring.
After almost eight years of production, the highly successful Mazda RX-8 will be reinvented in a completely new model. The original 2+2 doors coupe is expected to come with an all-new skin and refreshed “Zoom-Zoom” design in 2009. The dynamics are guaranteed to be better than ever for an RX model, featuring the latest generation of Mazda’s exotic Wankel rotary engine.
Posted on 11.1.2006 08:00 by Anthony Kodack , Kevin ’Crash’ Corrigan
Zoom…Zoom…Zoom. I have often felt that the people behind that famous phrase were geniuses. After all, it perfectly sums up Mazda’s emphasis on sporty fun, which the company seems to build into every vehicle that they make. This is particularly true of their 2006 Mazda RX8.
Mazda Motor Corporation has upgraded its four-door, four-seat, rotary engine-equipped RX-8 sports car, which is to be sold at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan. Mazda is commencing sales of the 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission models and accepting orders for the new 6-speed automatic transmission (AT) version from today. The 6-speed AT RX-8 goes on sale in mid-October 2006.
Mazda Motor Corporation will show the Mazda RX -8 Hydrogen RE at the ONS2006, an energy exhibition and conference held in Stavanger, Norway, starting from August 22. Mazda will utilize the opening of Norway’s first hydrogen filling station near Stavanger for the first on-road showing of the vehicle outside Japan. Mazda took a big step towards hydrogen fuel sustainability earlier this year, when it began leasing the dual-fuel, hydrogen and petrol powered rotary-engine vehicle to companies in (...) More
Mazda and Spacedog will announce the world debut of the first book in the Revved series of graphic novels at this year’s Comic-Con International – home of North America’s largest comic book and multi-genre convention – in San Diego, CA. Revved, to be published by Top Cow Productions and developed into a television series by Fox Television Studios, is truly ground-breaking due to the level of integration and collaboration from concept to execution between Spacedog, Top Cow and Mazda. The series (...) More
The Mazda RX-8 redefined the sports car segment when it was launched in summer 2003, and it continues to shake up the automotive world’s definition of what a sports car can be. With an exterior suggesting athletic tension, a twin-rotor engine that continues to win accolades from the automotive press and an interior offering comfort and practicality, the 2005 Mazda RX-8 is a new breed of sports car.
Developed jointly with legendary motorsports company Prodrive, the Mazda Rx-8 PZ is an appearance and handling upgrade for the 230 hp RX-8. Based on the 231ps high-power version of Mazda RX-8 with leather trim, the PZ has been further developed by Mazda jointly with leading motorsport company Prodrive, and specialist component suppliers Bilstein, Eibach and OZ Racing. Mazda’s brief to Prodrive was to build on the remarkable attributes of the standard Mazda RX -8 and create a special model (...) More
The government authorities of the City of Hiroshima and Hiroshima Prefecture, situated in western Japan, have each had one dual-fueled RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicle delivered from Mazda Motor Corporation. Leases for the rotary engine RX-8 Hydrogen RE cars commenced at a ceremony held today to mark the deliveries and was attended by local dignitaries. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE model features a dual-fuel system that allows the driver to select either gasoline or hydrogen fuel with the flick of a (...) More