The Mazda RX-8 is set to run off into the sunset in a year’s time, but for one of Mazda’s most popular models, the inevitable end only means being given a proper swan song before officially saying goodbye.

Before the curtain drops on the RX-8 next summer, Mazda is preparing one final special edition model called the Spirit R. The car will be based on the manual version RX-8 Type RS and the automatic Type E and will be limited to only 1,000 units.

The two model variants of the RX-8 Spirit R will carry distinct styling features, including unique badges, fog lights and rear combination lights decked with black bezels, red painted brake calipers, a piano-black trim for the transmission tunnel, and a choice of three exterior paint finishes: Aluminum Metallic, Sparkling Black Mica, and Crystal White Pearl Mica.

On top of that, each model will have their own features. For the RX-8 Type RS trim, the added goodies include Recaro bucket seats and a special set of 19" bronze alloy wheels. For the RX-8 Type E trim, the changes include a black leather treatment on the interior with contrasting red stitching, a new sports suspension, larger brakes, and a set of 18" alloy in gun metallic finish wrapped in 225/45R18 91W tires.

The special edition RX-8 will drop in dealerships beginning November 24, 2011. So if you’re a fan of the RX-8 and you want to give it the send-off it deserves, here’s your chance to prove it.

UPDATE 05/02/12: Initially limited to only 1,000 units, the growing demand for the RX-8 Spirit has prompted Mazda to extend production of the special edition RX-8, adding another 1,000 models in the pipeline, thereby doubling the total number of this model to 2,000 units. So if you missed out on the first 1K, be happy that you get another shot of getting your very own RX-8 Spirit.

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  (580) posted on 10.27.2011

I must say that I really love the looks of this one. It absolutely looks so great and lovely on its aesthetic design and even on its interior is very awesome, but I’m quite disappointed on its engine.

  (448) posted on 10.25.2011

Mazda should really focus first on how they can boost the engine of their cars mostly on their concept or coupe. I have to admit that, almost all cars that they were producing is absolutely striking on their looks but as we notice the engine of it, is so disappointing.

  (570) posted on 10.23.2011

I don’t think that its 232 horsepower is just enough on it, and I must say that I’m confused with its renesis engine, what was that? Anyway, they are right that this Mazda RX-8 is absolutely looking great and very striking.

  (231) posted on 10.17.2011

This car from Mazda has a different kind of spirit. It looks elegant due to its sleek design, the color combination is also perfect. I bet the engine performance is good as well as it looks.

  (300) posted on 10.16.2011

It really looks so luxurious and classy on its sleek body paint, and I have to agree that the color option of this Mazda RX-8 Spirit R is really looking great on the appearance of this sedan car.

  (369) posted on 10.14.2011

Wow! Very impressive car! The color of the rims and the bodies are great and its good combination. The style of this car is good also.

  (831) posted on 10.12.2011

Another limited car production.. People who can afford to buy those limited cars are very lucky.. I am a sports car enthusiasts but I admit I never have the money to buy.. I just love seeing them..

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