Mazda is introducing its first-ever special edition model of the Mazda RX-8 rotary powered four-door sports coupÃ©. Called the â€˜Mazda RX-8 Evolve’ the new model is named after the original concept car seen in Detroit in 2000 from which the Mazda RX-8 was developed.
The RX-8 Shinka Special Edition takes its name from the Japanese word meaning "evolution"or "transformation" and mixes RX-8’s sports car flavor with a touch of luxury. Available with either a six-speed manual or the new six-speed Sport A/T, the RX-8 Shinka Special Edition features an upgraded and uniquely tuned suspension with uprated shock absorbers and urethane-filled cross-member supports for increased performance and ride comfort. In addition to Shinka’s unique leather/Alcantara seating surfaces, Mazda added leather to the handbrake lever, upgraded trim on the doors and center console, and revised the finish on the 18-inch alloy wheel.